February 7, 2023 Back to all news
Dublin Airport enjoyed its busiest January ever with just over 2.1 million passengers travelling through during the opening month of the year.
The number of passengers travelling through Dublin Airport in January was 2% higher than in January 2019 - the previous record January - and more than double (113%) the numbers seen in January 2022. 
The early part of January saw some very busy days at Dublin Airport as thousands of people travelled home after the Christmas break. Nevertheless, security screening moved smoothly throughout January with 95.7% of passengers passing through in less than 20 minutes and virtually all through in under 30 minutes. 
Reacting to the January performance at Dublin Airport, Kenny Jacobs, CEO of airport operator daa said: "January saw monthly passengers at Dublin Airport surpass pre-pandemic levels for the very first time. The volume of people travelling through Dublin Airport during January shows the continued strong appetite that exists for overseas travel post-Covid. The addition of an extra Bank Holiday weekend in February, combined with Valentine's Day and the mid-term school break, means February will be another very busy month at both airports.“
The busiest day at Dublin Airport during January was Monday, January 2 with 88,900 passengers. The most popular destination from Dublin was London Heathrow. In total, 76% of flights were on time leaving Dublin Airport during January.”
“We are expecting and planning for another busy year at Dublin Airport and the main focus is on improving security queue times and our standards in both terminals, but especially Terminal 1. Moving through the terminals is already easier and more enjoyable for passengers following a recent de-cluttering. We have listened to feedback from passengers and have ear-marked a number of areas for additional seating. A big emphasis is also being placed on improving basic services such as toilets and general cleanliness. Work to further improve the Dublin Airport experience will accelerate over the coming weeks and months," added Mr Jacobs.
January 2023 in Numbers at Dublin Airport:
Number of Passengers2,116, 431 
Number of Flights16,976
Through Security in <20 mins95.7%
Busiest Day for TravelJanuary 2 (88,900 passengers)
Busiest DestinationLondon Heathrow
Flights Departing On-Time76%