September 12 2013
Almost 2.2 million passengers passed through Dublin Airport in August, an 8% increase on the same period last year, according to the Dublin Airport Authority.
Passenger volumes to and from continental Europe increased by 6%, with almost 1.2 million passengers travelling to European destinations during the month.
Just over 675,000 passengers travelled to UK destinations in August, an increase of 6% when compared to last year.
Transatlantic traffic to North America increased by 17%, with more than 227,500 passengers travelling on this route sector last month. Traffic to other international destinations, which comprises flights to the Middle East and charters to North Africa, increased by 20% as more than 57,000 passengers travelled on these routes during August.
Passenger numbers on domestic routes grew by 2% with almost 7,500 people travelling on domestic flights last month.
So far this year, almost 13.7 million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport, a 6% increase when compared to the same period last year.
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