May 3, 2024 Back to all news

Over 2.7 million passengers travelled to and from Dublin Airport in April. The number of passengers travelling through Dublin Airport in April was up marginally versus the same month last year, at just 1%.

Commenting on the April passenger traffic statistics, daa CEO, Kenny Jacobs said:

“April was the first full month of the 2024 summer schedule and it is encouraging to see that passenger traffic was broadly in line with April last year. The month got off to a strong start as it coincided with the second week of the Easter school holidays.”

“A modest month of flat growth at Dublin Airport should come as no surprise, given that we are complying with the 32 million terminals cap. The planning cap stymies any growth prospects at Dublin Airport. This means that our business and leisure passengers won’t be able to connect to new destinations where we know there is proven demand for routes to destinations like Brazil, South Africa or the Far East over the next couple of years until Dublin Airport is allowed to grow again. Our airline customers won’t have an opportunity to grow, inbound tourism will suffer, and foreign direct investment and jobs will be lost.”

 Dublin Airport
Passengers Through Terminals2,759,108
Connecting Passengers104,263
Other Passengers2,522
Number of Flights20,707
Busiest DaySunday, April 7
Through Security in < 20 Mins95%
Load Factor83%
Bag Return Time (average)16 minutes
On-Time-Performance (first wave)89%
On-Time-Performance (overall)75%*
Most Popular Destination London Heathrow
Carbon per passenger 0.66kg

*Overall on-time performance was affected by French air-traffic control industrial action in April.