New figures released today show that more than 20 million passengers have been welcomed at Dublin Airport so far this year as traffic has increased by 6% compared to the first eight months of last year.
The growth in passenger numbers means that the airport has already facilitated an additional 1.2 million passengers this year.
Almost 3.1 million passengers used the airport in August - the second consecutive month that Dublin Airport has welcomed more than three million passengers. Passenger numbers increased by 7% last month, making it the busiest August in the airport’s 77-year history.
However, the figures also show the current effects of brexit. The number of passengers travelling to UK destinations in August was flat compared to last year, with just over 922,000 passengers taking flights to and from the UK last month.
More than 409,000 passengers travelled to North America in August, a 21% increase compared to last year. Traffic to other international destinations, which includes flights to the Middle East and Africa, increased by 14%, as 95,000 passengers travelled on these routes during August.
The number of passengers using Dublin Airport as a hub to connect to another destination increased by 42% in the first eight months of the year, with more than one million passengers transferring at Dublin so far this year.