Friday 20 April 2018

17pc growth in passengers at Dublin Airport in February

25 million passengers were handled at Dublin last year. Photo: PA
25 million passengers were handled at Dublin last year. Photo: PA

Over 1.7 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in February, a 17pc increase on the corresponding month in 2015.

The rise comes as Dublin Airport experiences a surge in passenger traffic, boosted by new services and a buoyant economy.

Last year, the number of passengers using Dublin Airport jumped to over 25 million - a new record for the airport.

And with a number of new services set to be operational this year, that figure will undoubtedly rise.

Dublin Airport is currently one of the fastest-growing airports in Europe.

Dublin passenger volumes to and from continental Europe were 16pc higher last month, at nearly 817,000.

Passenger volumes to and from North America jumped 20pc to just over 98,000 during the month.

Meanwhile, there was a 19pc jump in UK traffic last month, to 752,000 passengers.

And nearly 22,000 passengers used Dublin Airport as a hub to connect to other destinations last month. That was 50pc more than in February 2015.

Other international traffic, principally to the Middle East declined by 1pc last month to just over 50,000. Emirates and Etihad operate flights from Dublin to Dubai and Abu Dhabi, respectively.

Irish Independent

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