September was another record-breaking month in Irish airspace with 103,925 flight movements, a 4.1% increase on the same month last year.
The latest Irish Aviation Authority figures show that traffic at Dublin and Cork airports grew during September, but flight movements at Shannon declined.
The 103,925 flight movements in September comprise total terminal movements, North Atlantic Communications flights and overflights.
Commercial terminal flights at Dublin Airport were up 5.9% with an average of 659 daily commercial movements. Cork flight movements were up 2.9% to a daily average of 60. However Shannon saw a drop of 3.3% to an average of 59 daily commercial movements.
The IAA said North Atlantic Communications flights (Europe /US) saw a significant 5.5% increase for the month. There was also a 3.4% rise in overflight traffic movements – flights which do not land in Ireland.
11th October 2017