The FINANCIAL -- Almost 1.8 million passengers passed through Dublin Airport in February, a 4% increase over the same month last year.
The increase in passenger numbers came despite the fact that there was one day less in February this year as 2016 was a leap year, according to Dublin Airport.
Passenger volumes to and from continental Europe increased by 4% with more than 852,000 passengers travelling to and from European destinations.
UK traffic remained static when compared to last year with 750,000 passengers travelling to and from Britain in February.
Passenger volumes to and from North America grew by 28% with almost 127,000 passengers travelling on this sector in February.
Other international traffic, principally on routes to and from the Middle East, grew by 10% with over 55,000 passengers travelling on these routes in February. Almost 7,000 passengers travelled on domestic routes last month, a 9% increase over February 2016.
The number of passengers using Dublin Airport as a hub to connect to another destination increased by 81% as more 59,000 passengers connected through the airport last month.
More than 3.6 million passengers have used Dublin Airport in the first two months of this year, which is a 6% increase on the same period in 2016.