Dublin Airport Sets New August Record with 2.9 Million Passengers

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Almost 2.9 million passengers passed through Dublin Airport last month, a 9% increase over last year, making it the busiest August ever in the airport’s history.

Passenger volumes to and from continental Europe increased by 8% with more than 1.5 million passengers travelling to European destinations during the month. Over 926,000 passengers travelled to UK destinations in August, which was an increase of 13% compared to last year.

Transatlantic traffic to North America increased by 6% with almost 339,000 passengers travelling on this route sector last month. Traffic to other international destinations, which covers flights to the Middle East and Africa, declined by 4%. More than 83,000 passengers travelled on these routes during August.

Passenger numbers on domestic routes increased by 18% with over 10,000 travelling on domestic flights last month.

The number of passengers using Dublin Airport as a hub to connect to another destination is up 14% in the first eight months of the year, with almost 707,000 passengers connecting through Dublin Airport in that time.

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So far this year, more than 18.8 million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport, a 12% increase compared to the same period last year. During the first eight months of this year, Dublin Airport has welcomed an additional 2 million passengers.

Source: luchtzak.be

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