Hub figures rise 45pc as 1.9m passengers use Dublin in January

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  • Transatlantic traffic up 28pc to 165,000
  • Hub passenger numbers jump 45pc
  • British traffic rises 8pc to 741,000

 

The importance of hub traffic (up 45pc) was revealed as Dublin Airport’s January passenger numbers increased by 9pc to almost 1.9m.

Almost 55,000 passengers used Dublin Airport as a hub to connect to another destinations during January.

Passenger volumes to and from continental Europe grew by 7pc, with almost 873,000 passengers travelling to European destinations.

British traffic grew by 8pc with more than 741,000 passengers travelling on routes between Dublin and Britain during the month.

Passenger volumes to and from North America grew by 28pc with more than 165,000 passengers taking transatlantic flights to and from Dublin in January.

Dublin Airport departures

Ahead of the arrival of Qatar to Dublin, other international traffic, principally to the Middle East, increased by 2pc, with more than 72,000 passengers travelling these routes in January.

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Almost 6,000 passengers travelled on domestic routes last month, which was a 3pc increase on January last year.

 

 

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