A record 2.6 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in May, which was a 5 per cent increase over the same month last year. Passenger volumes to and from continental Europe rose by 4 per cent with almost 1.4 million passengers travelling to European destinations last month. More than 843,000 passengers travelled to UK destinations in May, which was an increase of 1 per cent compared to last year. Transatlantic traffic to and from North America increased by 18 per cent with almost 321,000 passengers travelling on this route sector in May.
Other international traffic, principally to the Middle East increased by 3 per cent, with over 56,000 passengers travelling these routes during May. So far this year, more than 10.9 million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport, a 6 per cent increase compared to the first five months of last year. Dublin Airport has welcomed and additional 640,000 passengers between January and May.