According to the latest monthly figures from the Irish Aviation Authority, commercial terminal traffic at all three State airports increased by an overall 3.6% in October.
Flights at Dublin Airport were up 3.3% with an average of 611 daily commercial movements. Cork Airport had a 4.3% increase to an average of 55 daily commercial movements. Shannon Airport was up 5.8% with a daily average of 58 commercial movements.
The IAA described the figures as “particularly positive” for the three airports, especially in light of the adverse weather effects and results caused by Storm Ophelia in October. In the case of Cork, it said Ophelia was the worst storm to hit the airport in its 56-year history.
A total of 98,943 movements were safely handled in Irish airspace – which was a marginal 0.1% lower than in October 2016.
North Atlantic Communications traffic grew by 2.9% to a total of 43,841 flight movements. Overflight traffic was down 1.7% to 30,298 flight movements.
15 November 2017