The FINANCIAL — More than 1.8 million passengers passed through Dublin Airport in February, a 3% increase over the same month last year and a new record for the airport.
February passenger traffic would have been even higher but for the impact adverse weather at Dublin and at other European airports during the month.
Passenger volumes to and from continental Europe increased by 4%, with more than 890,000 passengers travelling to and from European destinations, according to Dublin Airport.
UK traffic declined by 2% when compared to last year with almost 737,000 passengers travelling to and from the UK in February.
Passenger volumes to and from North America grew by 20%, as more than 152,000 passengers travelled on this sector in February.
Other international traffic, principally on routes to and from the Middle East, increased by 11% with over 61,000 passengers travelling on these routes in February. More than 8,000 passengers took domestic flights to and from Dublin last month, an 18% increase compared to February 2017.
The number of transferring passengers who used Dublin Airport to connect to another destination increased by 11% to more than 65,000 during the month. So far this year more than 152,000 passengers connected through the airport, an increase of 10% on the same period last year.
More than 3.8 million passengers have used Dublin Airport in the first two months of this year, which is a 5% increase on the first two months of last year.