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Easyjet Commits to Northern Ireland ©

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Yesterday Easyjet before the House of Commons Northern Ireland affairs committee to give evidence on the Air Transport Strategy for Northern Ireland , and highlight easyJet's long term commitment to serving the region.

The Easyjet UK Director Paul Simmons said "EasyJet started its Belfast operation on 18 Sept 1998; we have a local base located at Belfast International Airport and we directly employ over 230 local people. In Northern Ireland easyJet has grown over the past 14 years to become the largest airline in the region with a market share of 46%, serving 23 destinations direct from Belfast International Airport.

easyJet also fly to 4 London airports offering passengers the best access to London. By way of comparison Aer Lingus has 8% market share, and with BMI taken into account British Airways has 7% of market share.

Northern Ireland has seen several airlines come and go from Belfast, but easyJet’s consistence in the Northern Ireland market and experience of carrying o…

Irish Commercial Aviation August Traffic ©

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The Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) announced it handled just over 2 million passengers at Dublin Airport in August up 2%. Traffic between Dublin and continental Europe increased by 2.5% to 1.1 million passengers , while domestic traffic declined by 21% to just over 7,000 passengers and UK traffic declined by 3% to just under 635,000 passengers.

The long-haul markets from Dublin continue to perform strongly with North American Traffic up 4% driven by Aer Lingus connecting traffic over Dublin to 193,000 passengers, and traffic to the Middle East/North Africa increased by 74% driven by seasonal North African summer flights to over 47,000 passengers.
The DAA stated almost 13 million passenger travelled through Dublin Airport to date which is flat versus last year.

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) announced the total number of flights in Irish Airspace increased by 1.40% in August, with the 4th August the busiest day with 1,729 flights in Irish Airspace.

There was an increase of 2.90% i…