Airport passenger numbers up 7% in April to some 2.8 million
Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport increased by 7% in April to 2.8 million, making it the busiest April in the airport's 79-year history.
Passenger volumes to and from Continental Europe increased by 9%, with almost 1.5 million passengers travelling on flights to and from continental Europe in April.
UK traffic increased by 2%, as almost 877,000 passengers travelled to and from the UK last month.
Transatlantic passenger volumes grew by 16%, with almost 344,000 passengers travelling to and from North America in April. Other international traffic, mainly to the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific region grew by 2% with just over 80,500 passengers travelling to and from these destinations in April.
Domestic traffic declined by 3% with more than 8,000 passengers travelling on domestic routes in April.
The number of passengers using Dublin Airport as a hub to connect to another destination increased by 9% with more than 171,000 passengers connecting through Dublin Airport last month.
More than 9.3 million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport in the first four months of this year, a 7% increase over the same period last year. Dublin Airport has welcomed more than 650,000 additional passengers in the first four months of 2019. Dublin Airport has flights to almost 200 destinations in 43 countries, operated by 53 airlines.