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Wednesday 26 July 2017

Did you fly into Dublin Airport on its busiest day in history?

Dublin Airport, stock photo
Dublin Airport, stock photo
Michael Cogley

Michael Cogley

Dublin Airport had its busiest day in its 76 year history last month, welcoming 100,000 passengers in 24 hours.

On Friday, June 24, the airport facilitated enough passengers to fill the Aviva Stadium twice.

The new record follows the airport's most successful year - after 25 million passengers travelled through it in 2015.

Dublin Airport managing director Vincent Harrison said a further 17 new routes and services have been added to the airport since the start of the year.

"Every single week since May 15 has been busier than our busiest week in 2015. And this will also be the case for every week right though to early October.”

“We continue to invest in new facilities and services to enhance the passenger experience for all customers.   We are currently investing €10m  to upgrade the arrivals area in Terminal 1. We have also installed new automatic tray return systems at passenger screening to help make this process more efficient,  keeping security queue times down,” he added.

The growth in passenger numbers is largely down to lower oil prices, a strengthening of the Irish economy, and the lowest unemployment rates since 2008.

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