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2m Passengers Used Dublin Airport in June

2m Passengers Used Dublin Airport in June

About two million passengers used Dublin Airport in June, a 6% increase on the same month last year. 

More than 1.1 million passengers travelled on routes to and from continental Europe, which was also a 6% increase on the previous year. Just over 612,000 passengers took flights to and from the UK, a 2% increase on the same month last year.

Transatlantic traffic was up 18% in June, as almost 212,000 people travelled on this sector during the month.

Other international traffic, which includes flights to the Middle East and North Africa, increased by 6% with 45,000 passengers taking flights to and from these destinations.

The number of passengers on domestic flights increased by 14% in June. However it remains a negligible sector at Dublin Airport, with just 6,000 people taking domestic flights last month.

Overall passenger numbers at Dublin Airport have increased by 5% in the first six months of this year to 9.3 million.

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, editor and proofreader for 53 years, and ITTN's News & Features Editor for 43 years. His travel blog is at www.thetravelbuddhist.com.

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