Dublin Airport had its busiest ever March with almost 2.2 million passengers – a new record for the month.
This represented a 2% increase on March 2016, a month which included the busy Easter season.
Passenger volumes to and from continental Europe grew by 2% with almost 1.1 million passengers travelling.
UK traffic remained static compared to last year at almost 854,000 passengers. Volumes to and from North America grew by 14% to more than 207,000.
Other international passenger traffic to the Middle East declined by 7% to almost 60,000. Numbers on domestic routes declined by 11% to almost 7,000 passengers.
The number of people using Dublin Airport as a gateway to connect to another destination increased by 66% with over 51,000 passengers connecting onwards.
So far this year, more than 5.8 million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport – a 5% increase or an extra 260,000 people – compared with the first three months of 2016.