Thursday, 12 September 2013

Almost 2.2 million passengers passed through Dublin Airport in August

Dublin Airport Traffic up 8% in August 
Dublin Airport announced almost 2.2 million passengers used the airport in August, an 8% increase on the same period last year, positive growth was recorded in all market segments.

On domestic routes numbers grew by 2% with almost 7,500 people travelling on domestic flights and passenger volumes to and from continental Europe increased by 6%, with almost 1.2 million passengers.

Traffic to other international destinations, which comprises flights to the Middle East and charters to North Africa, increased by 20% as more than 57,000 passengers travelled on these routes during August, reflecting Etihad Airways deployment of the larger Boeing 777-300ER on Abu Dhabi route.

Transatlantic traffic to North America increased by 17%, with more than 227,500 passengers travelling on this route sector last month, while the UK market segment continued its positive trend up 6% as just over 675,000 passengers travelled to UK destinations.

Year to date 13.7 million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport, a 6% increase when compared to the same period last year.

Irish Aviation Research Institute © 12th September 2013 All Rights Reserved.

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