Dublin Airport sees highest footfall in June
Jul 11, 2017: Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport reached 2.9 million in June, marking a 6 percent increase on the same month last year. The increase in passenger numbers made it the busiest June in the airport’s 77 year history.
The number of passengers travelling to and from continental Europe grew by 7 percent with almost 1.6 million passengers flying to and from European destinations. UK traffic remained static when compared to the same month last year as almost 844,000 passengers took flights to and from the UK in June.
Transatlantic traffic increased by 18 percent, with 385,000 people travelling between Dublin and North America last month. Other international traffic, which includes flights to the Middle East and North Africa, grew by 6 percent as 71,500 passengers travelled to and from these destinations.
The number of passengers on domestic flights declined by 8 percent in June, with over 8,000 people taking flights within the Republic of Ireland last month. More than 13.8 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in the first six months of the year, representing a 6 percent increase on the same period last year.
Almost 804,000 additional passengers have been welcomed at Dublin Airport in the first six months of the year. More than 650,000 passengers chose Dublin Airport as a gateway to connect onward to another destination between January and June, a 46 percent increase over the same period last year.