|Dublin Airport Traffic up 8% in August|
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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