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.

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Dublin Airport commercial traffic up 7.7pc in August - IAA

                                                   
Busy Dublin Airport Terminal 2 
Commercial terminal flights at Dublin Airport were up 7.7pc in August, according to the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA).

This is the sixth consecutive month of growth at Dublin Airport. Air traffic declined at both Cork and Shannon Airports, by 7.7pc and 0.7pc respectively.

The IAA said international arrivals and departures at Cork, Dublin and Shannon airports increased 5.1pc in August 2013 when compared to August 2012.

Commercial terminal traffic for Cork, Dublin and Shannon airports in was up by 5.1pc, compared to the same period in 2012. During the period, traffic at Cork was down by 7.7pc reflecting the withdrawal of Wizzair.

Commercial terminal flights at the three State airports:

Cork Airport:  -7.6%, with an average of 66 daily movements.

Dublin Airport:  +7.7% with an average of 514 daily movements.

Shannon Airport:  -0.7%, with an average of 56 daily movements.

Total flights in Irish airspace decreased by 1.1pc when compared to August 2012. There was an average of 1,574 daily flights during August 2013. The busiest day was 18th August with 1,691 flights in Irish airspace.

The IAA said there was a fall of 4.7pc in Ireland’s en-route traffic movements (flights that pass through Irish airspace but do not land) during August 2013 in comparison to August 2012.

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