March 7, 2013 Back to all news

More than 1.1 million passengers used Dublin Airport in February, the same number as last February, according to the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA). However as 2012 was a Leap Year, on a like-for-like basis passenger numbers increased by 3% in February.

Passenger volumes to and from continental Europe rose by 1% in February with almost 540,000 passengers travelling to European destinations. UK traffic recorded a decline of 2% with more than 510,000 passengers travelling in February.

Passenger volumes to and from North America increased by 2%, with more than 76,000 passengers travelling on this sector in February.

Other international traffic, mainly comprising services to the Middle East, increased by 11% with more than 37,000 passengers travelling on such routes in February. Just over 4,500 passengers travelled on domestic routes last month, which was a 13% decline on February 2012.

More than 2.3 million passengers have used Dublin Airport in the first two months of this year, a 1% increase on the same period in 2012.