IAA Chief Executive, Eamonn Brennan said "The October air traffic figures are very encouraging with strong growth in en route traffic reflecting the ongoing recovery in global aviation. Dublin continues to lead the domestic recovery and has recorded its eighth consecutive month of growth".
Flights for en route traffic (flights that pass through Irish airspace but do not land) showed particularly strong growth at 6.1% would indicative of the ongoing recovery in Europe and North America.
The IAA North Atlantic Communications service (Europe/North America) also saw encouragingly strong growth of 5.4%.
On a cumulative basis, commercial terminal traffic for Shannon, Dublin and Cork airports for January to October 2013 was up by 2.7%, compared to the same period in 2012.
October figures for commercial terminal traffic for the three State airports:
Cork Airport: -5.4% with an average of 56 daily movements.
Dublin Airport: + 4.3% with an average of 466 daily movements.
Shannon Airport: +1.5% with an average of 51 daily movements.
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