Dublin Airport enjoys record August passenger numbers

Dublin Airport enjoys record August passenger numbers

Dublin Airport welcomed a record number of passengers in August.

Almost 2.9 million people passed through the airport last month - a 9% increase on last year, and the busiest August ever in the airport's history.

Over 926,000 passengers travelled to UK destinations in August, an increase of 13% compared to last year.

Passenger volumes to and from continental Europe increased by 8% with more than 1.5 million passengers travelling to European destinations during the month.

So far this year, more than 18.8 million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport, a 12% increase compared to the same period last year.

In the North, George Best Belfast City Airport broke its annual international passenger record almost four months before the end of the year.

The end of August saw the airport beat the previous annual high of 171,270, set last year, with the 2016 figure having now climbed to 200,977.

At this stage in September last year, 128,709 passengers had arrived and departed on the airport’s international routes.

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