Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport increased by 5% in April to 2.6 million, which made it the busiest April in the airport’s 78-year history.
Passenger volumes to and from continental Europe increased by 6%, with almost 1.4 million passengers travelling on flights to and from continental Europe in April. UK traffic increased by 1%, as over 856,000 passengers travelled to and from the UK last month.
Transatlantic passenger volumes grew by 13%, with more than 296,000 passengers travelling to and from North America in April. Other international traffic, mainly to the Middle East and Africa, grew by 14% with over 79,000 passengers travelling to and from these destinations in April. Domestic traffic declined by 4% with over 8,300 passengers travelling on domestic routes in April.
The number of passengers using Dublin Airport as a hub to connect to another destination increased by 20% with almost 157,000 passengers connecting through Dublin Airport last month.
Over 8.7 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in the first four months of this year, a 4% increase over the same period last year. Dublin Airport has welcomed an extra 1.2 million additional passengers in the first four months of 2018.
17th May 2018