November 22 2011
Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport exceeded 1.5 million in October, a 10% drop on the same month last year.
Passenger volumes to and from continental Europe fell by 9% with more than 800,000 people travelling to European destinations during the month.
UK traffic recorded an 8% decline with more than 580,000 passengers travelling to and from Britain in October.
Transatlantic volumes declined by 3.5% with 128,000 passengers travelling to and from North America during the month.
Other international passenger traffic, which includes flights to the Middle East, decreased by 18%; almost 22,000 passengers travelling this route sector in October.
Passenger numbers on domestic flights declined by 85% with almost 5,000 travelling on domestic routes during the month.
Year to date passenger traffic is up 2% overall with just over 16.2 million passengers travelling through the airport in the first ten months of the year.
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