More than 2.1 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport last month, making it the busiest December in the airport’s history. Passenger numbers were up 6% during the month.
Passenger volumes to and from continental Europe grew by 8% with more than 988,000 people travelling to European destinations during the month.
UK traffic remained static, with over 800,000 passengers travelling to and from UK destinations in December.
Transatlantic volumes increased by 18% as almost 234,000 passengers travelled to and from North America during the month.
Other international passenger traffic, which includes flights to the Middle East and Africa, grew by 20% with more than 82,000 passengers travelling this route sector in December.
Passenger numbers on domestic flights declined by 5%, with almost 8,500 travelling on domestic routes during the month.
More than 128,000 passengers transferred at Dublin during December, which was a 20% increase.
Dublin Airport welcomed a record 29.6 million passengers in 2017, a 6% increase over the same period last year. An additional 1.7 million passengers travelled through the airport in 2017.