Dublin Still Among Europe’s Major Growth Airports

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Passenger growth at Dublin Airport again well exceeded the European average during October, according to the latest ACI Europe monthly figures.

Traffic at Dublin increased by 9.3% as part of “robust” growth of 6.1% across the European airport network during October, ACI Europe said.

It said this was the best monthly performance since March, “reflective of a continued traffic dynamic in the EU and the return of growth in the non-EU bloc.”

Airports in the EU saw average passenger traffic growth of 7.1%, with “impressive double digit growth in Southern & Eastern Europe – in particular in Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain.”

Passenger traffic at non-EU airports was up 2.7%, which ACI Europe described as a welcome development following nearly six consecutive months of traffic losses.

Said ACI Europe Director General Olivier Jankovec: “October saw passenger traffic picking up further – with the negative impact of the terror attacks that took place earlier in the year and of the failed coup in Turkey gradually receding.

Among the major European airports, the largest October passenger growth was seen as Barcelona (+10.9%), Dublin (+9.3%), Amsterdam (+8.7%), Zurich (+8.5%), Copenhagen (+7.7%).