Dublin Airport has busiest August ever with 2.9m passengers

Passengers_Skybridge_2Last month saw 2.9 million passengers pass through Dublin Airport making it the busiest August ever for the airport.

Passenger numbers 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, an increase of 13% over the same month in 2015.

Transatlantic traffic to North America increased by 6% with almost 339,000 passengers travelling on these routes in August.

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 last month.

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

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

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, the airport has welcomed an additional two million passengers.