Almost 1.8 million passengers passed through Dublin Airport in February, a four per cent increase over the same month last year. The increase in passenger numbers came despite the fact that there was one day less in February this year, as 2016 was a leap year.
Passenger volumes to and from continental Europe increased by 4 per cent, with more than 852,000 passengers travelling to and from European destinations. UK traffic remained static when compared to last year, with 750,000 passengers travelling to and from Britain in February.
Passenger volumes to and from North America grew by 28 per cent, with almost 127,000 passengers travelling on this sector in February.
Other international traffic, principally on routes to and from the Middle East, grew by 10 per cent with over 55,000 passengers travelling on these routes in February.
More than 3.6 million passengers have used Dublin Airport in the first two months of this year, which is a 6 per cent increase on the same period in 2016.