Dublin Airport sets new August record with 3.4 million passengers
Dublin Airport has seen continued growth from 2018, with 3.4 million passengers passing through the terminal, compared to 3.3 million in July 2018.
More than 3.4 million passengers were welcomed at Dublin Airport in August, a six per cent increase over last year, making it the busiest August ever in the airport’s 79-year history.
Just over 100,000 passengers travelled through Dublin Airport every day in August, except on the 31st when passenger numbers were just under 100,000.
Passenger volumes to and from continental Europe increased by eight per cent with almost 1.9 million passengers travelling to and from European destinations during the month.
Almost 935,000 passengers travelled to and from UK destinations in August, a one per cent increase when compared to 2018.
Transatlantic traffic to and from North America increased by five per cent with more than 490,000 passengers travelling on this route sector last month. Traffic to and from other international destinations, which includes flights to the Middle East, Africa and the Asia Pacific region, increased by seven per cent, as almost 118,000 passengers travelled on these routes during August.
Passenger numbers on domestic routes increased by two per cent with more than 12,000 travelling on domestic flights last month.
The number of passengers using Dublin Airport as a hub to connect to another destination is up seven per cent in the eight months of the year, with almost 1.3 million passengers connecting through Dublin Airport during that time.
So far this year, more than 22.4 million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport, a six per cent increase compared to the same period last year.
Dublin Airport has welcomed almost 1.2 million additional passengers in the first eight months of the year.