Three million passengers travel through Dublin Airport in May

Almost three million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in May.

Three million passengers travel through Dublin Airport in May

Almost three million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in May.

That's a 4% increase on the same month last year and a new record for May.

The airport has welcomed an additional 764,000 passengers between January and May.

Passenger volumes to and from Europe increased by 4%, while numbers on domestic routes dropped by 12%.

So far this year, more than 12.3 million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport, a 7% increase on the same period last year.

More than 884,000 passengers travelled to and from UK destinations in May, which was an increase of 2% when compared to last year.

Transatlantic traffic to and from North America increased by 8% with 412,500 passengers travelling on this route sector in May.

Other international traffic, principally to the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific regions increased by 5% with almost 72,600 passengers travelling on these routes during May.

Passenger numbers on domestic routes declined by 12% with 9,000 passengers travelling on domestic flights last month.

The number of passengers using Dublin Airport as a hub to connect to another destination has increased by 16% this year, with almost 660,000 passengers connecting through Dublin Airport in the first five months of this year.

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