Dublin Airport sees 4 percent increase in passenger traffic in February this year

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Mar 09, 2017: Dublin Airport has seen 4 percent increase in passenger traffic in the month of February this year compared to February 2016. Almost 1.8 million passengers passed through the airport in the month.

The increase in passenger numbers came despite the fact that there was one day less in February this year as 2016 was a leap year. 

Passenger volumes to and from continental Europe increased by 4 percent with more than 852,000 passengers travelling to and from European destinations.

UK traffic remained static when compared to last year with 750,000 passengers travelling to and from Britain in February.

Passenger volumes to and from North America grew by 28 percent with almost 127,000 passengers travelling on this sector in February.

Other international traffic, principally on routes to and from the Middle East, grew by 10 percent with over 55,000 passengers travelling on these routes in February. Almost 7,000 passengers travelled on domestic routes last month, a 9 percent increase over February 2016.

The number of passengers using Dublin Airport as a hub to connect to another destination increased by 81 percent as more 59,000 passengers connected through the airport last month.

More than 3.6 million passengers have used Dublin Airport in the first two months of this year, which is a 6 percent increase on the same period in 2016.

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