Dublin Airport enters Europe's top 20 airports for connectivity, says ACI report


Ireland’s Dublin Airport has been recognised as one of the top 20 airports in Europe for connectivity, according to a new report published by ACI Europe.

In the Airport Industry Connectivity Report 2017, the airport ranks 20th for its direct connectivity and 18th for its hub connectivity.

Dublin Airport managing director Vincent Harrison said: “Air connectivity is essential for the Irish economy, which is one of the most open economies in the world.

“By adding new routes and extra flights on existing services, Dublin Airport is facilitating greater trade, tourism and investment for the benefit of the entire island.”

Over the past ten years, the airport’s hub connectivity has increased by 286%, according to the report.

"By adding new routes and extra flights on existing services, Dublin Airport is facilitating greater trade, tourism and investment for the benefit of the entire island."

This makes Dublin one of four new entrants to the best hub connectivity rankings, alongside Düsseldorf, Warsaw and Berlin Tegel.

Since 2007, the airport has registered a rapid growth of 23% in direct connectivity, and is one of three new entrants to the top 20 list along with Moscow-Sheremetyevo and Palma de Mallorca.

Harrison added: “Over the past three years alone, Dublin Airport has seen 53 new routes and capacity increases on 84 existing services.”

According to Harrison, a recent economic study showed that the airport supports 117,300 jobs and contributes €8.3bn to the Irish economy each year.


Image: Over the past three years, Dublin Airport has added 53 new routes. Photo: courtesy of Dublin Airport.