More than 2.9 million passengers passed through Dublin Airport last month, a 7% increase on last year, making it the busiest September in the airport’s 78-year history.
Passenger numbers to and from continental Europe increased by 8% with almost 1.6 million passengers travelling to and from European destinations during the month. Just over, 821,000 passengers travelled to and from UK destinations in September, which was a 1% increase over the same period last year.
Transatlantic traffic to North America increased by 13% in September, as almost 426,000 passengers travelled on this route sector last month.
Almost 90,000 passengers travelled to the Middle East, North Africa and Asia Pacific region, an increase of 18% when compared to last year. The number of passengers taking domestic flights increased by 24%, with more than 9,300 people travelling on domestic routes last month.
So far this year, the number of passengers using Dublin Airport as a hub to connect to other destinations has increased by 18%, with almost 1.4 million passengers connecting at the airport between January and September.
In total, almost 24.2 million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport in the first nine months of the year, a 6% increase when compared to the same period last year. Dublin Airport has welcomed an extra 1.4 million passengers in the first nine months of the year.