Record Passenger Numbers In October At Dublin Airport

More than 2.8 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport last month, a 9 per cent increase on the same time last year – making it the busiest October in the airport’s 78-year history.

The numbers flying to and from continental Europe increased by 8 per cent, as almost 1.5 million passengers travelled to and from European destinations in October. Meanwhile, more than 877,000 passengers journeyed to and from UK destinations last month, a 4 per cent increase compared to the same time last year.

In terms of North America, transatlantic traffic increased by 17 per cent, with almost 390,000 passengers travelling to the sector in October. On top of this, the number of passengers journeying to the Middle East, Africa and the Asia Pacific regions rose by 19 per cent, with almost 83,000 passengers flying to these routes.

More than 9,600 passengers travelled on domestic routes last month, a 21 per cent increase when compared to the same month last year.

Dublin Airport has welcomed almost 27 million passengers in the first 10 months of the year, a 6 per cent increase over the same period in 2017. More than 1.6 million extra passengers have flown through the airport between January and October.

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