Dublin Airport registers 6% year-on-year growth in July
Ireland’s Dublin Airport handled a total of 3.1 million passengers last month, marking a significant 6% rise compared to the same month in 2016.
During the first seven months of the year, more than 16.9 million passengers travelled to and from the airport.
Last month, the airport managed more than 1.7 million passengers travelling to and from continental Europe, representing a 7% rise.
Though passenger traffic to and from the UK remained the same compared to July 2016, transatlantic traffic posted a significant surge of 18%, with more than 404,000 travellers flying between Dublin and North America.
Other international routes saw an 8% rise in passenger traffic, with more than 91,000 passengers travelling at these locations.
The number of passenger figures on domestic flights rose by 22% with more than 10,000 travellers taking flights within the Republic of Ireland last month.
The airport handled approximately 980,000 additional travellers during the first seven months, as well as enhanced its on-time performance by 2%.
Dublin Airport managing director Vincent Harrison said: “This is a major milestone for Dublin Airport and for the Irish economy.
“Growing passenger numbers means additional jobs at the airport, and at businesses throughout the country that benefit from growing tourism and additional trade and investment.”
So far this year, transfer passenger traffic has increased by 42% to more than 812,000.
The Irish airport supports 117,300 job opportunities, 20,000 of which were created due to a significant growth in passenger traffic over the past four years.
Image: During the first seven months of the year, more than 16.9 million passengers travelled to and from Dublin Airport. Photo: courtesy of Dublin Airport.