According to the Irish Aviation Authority, Irish airspace is set for its busiest ever summer after a record-breaking number of flights during the month of June.
112,005 flight movements were handled by the IAA during the month which is a 4.1% increase on June 2017.
Total commercial terminal traffic for the three State airports, Dublin, Cork and Shannon was up 4.7%.
Dublin Airport had an average of 703 daily commercial movements, representing a 4.9% increase on last year. Cork recorded an average of 70 daily commercial movements, a rise of 2.1% and Shannon also had an average of 70 daily commercial movements, which was up 6.2%.
Peter Kearney Chief Executive of the IAA said “these are positive and notable figures for the month of June. Aviation continues to open Ireland up to the world and management of air traffic growth is a key driver for our economy. The IAA continues to invest in its state-of-the-art air traffic management system and in the development of our staff, to deliver a world-class service to our airline customers.”
The IAA said it continues to handle all of these flights safely without Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) delay, delivering a high-quality service that meets the needs of its airline customers.
The June figures also show a 6.1% increase in Ireland’s overflight traffic movements, while North Atlantic Communications flights were up 1%.
The IAA said analysis of the June data from EUROCONTROL also showed that six of Ireland’s top ten airport pairs, from a billing perspective, showed growth or neutral growth.
It said significant growth was recorded for Schiphol-Dublin (+16.8%), Dublin – Birmingham (+11.8%) and Stansted-Dublin (+4.7%).
14th July 2018