Almost 2.2 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in July, a 7% increase on the same period last year, according to the Dublin Airport Authority.
Passenger volumes to and from continental Europe rose by 6% with more than 1.2 million passengers travelling to and from European destinations during July. UK traffic increased by 5%, with more than 653,000 passengers travelling to and from Britain last month. Transatlantic traffic to North America increased by 16% with more than 221,000 passengers travelling on this route sector in July.
Other international passenger traffic, which covers flights to and from the Middle East, increased by 19% with more than 54,000 passengers travelling these routes in July. Passenger numbers on domestic routes increased by 14% with almost 7,000 passengers taking domestic flights last month.
More than 11.5 million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport in the first seven months of the year, a 5% increase when compared to the same period last year.