Mon, 16 Dec 2019

Domestic air travel in Ireland dropped 11% last month

Conor Trindle
16 Nov 2019, 20:50 GMT+10

DUBLIN, Ireland - Nearly three million people transited through Dublin Airport last month, a 3% increase on the same month last year.

The number of passengers flying to and from continental Europe increased by 6%, as more than 1.5 million passengers travelled to and from European destinations in October.

Over 870,000 passengers travelled to and from UK destinations last month, which was a 1% decline when compared to October last year.

Transatlantic traffic to and from North America declined by 2% with more than 382,000 passengers travelling on the route last month.

The number of passengers travelling to other international destinations in the Middle East, Africa and the Asia Pacific regions fell by 4% with more than 79,000 passengers flying to these routes in October.

About 8,500 passengers travelled on domestic routes in October, 11% down on the same month last year.

Dublin Airport has welcomed almost 28.4 million passengers in the first 10 months of the year, a 5% increase over the same period in 2018. Almost 1.4 million extra passengers have travelled through the airport between January and October.

So far this year, the number of passengers connecting through Dublin Airport to another destination increased by 5%, with more than 1.6 million passengers connecting at the airport between January and October.

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