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Record Passenger Numbers in October at Dublin Airport

Record Passenger Numbers in October at Dublin Airport

Passengers numbers reached almost 2.5 million in October, a 9% increase on the same month last year. The increase in passenger numbers made it the busiest October in Dublin Airport’s 76-year history.

The number of passengers flying to and from continental Europe increased by 11%, as almost 1.3 million passengers travelled to and from European destinations in October.

Almost 860,000 passengers travelled to and from UK destinations last month, a 4% increase compared to October last year.

Transatlantic traffic to North America increased by 26%, with more than 291,000 passengers travelling on this route sector last month. 

The number of passengers travelling to other international destinations in the Middle East and North Africa declined by 9%, with just under 60,000 passengers flying to these routes in October.

Almost 7,500 passengers travelled on domestic routes last month, which was a 10% decrease over the same month last year. 

Dublin Airport has welcomed almost 24 million passengers in the first 10 months of the year, a 12% increase over the same period in 2015. Almost 2.5 million extra passengers have travelled through the airport between January and October.

Over 142,000 passengers chose Dublin Airport as a hub to connect to another destination, a 57% increase over the same month last year making October the busiest month ever for connecting passengers. So far this year the number of passengers connecting through Dublin Airport has increased by 20%, with almost 976,000 passengers connecting at the airport between January and October.

Dublin Airport has direct flights to over 180 destinations in 40 countries on four continents.

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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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