2.2 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in the month of March which is highest so far. The record is mainly because of the 2% growth incurred in terms of the number of travellers flying to and from continental Europe.
The number represents a 2% increase from the same period last year, keeping in mind that Easter was in March in 2016. Of the 2% growth in traveller volume, almost 1.1 million passengers were travelling to EU destinations.
UK traffic remained static when compared to last year with almost 854,000 passengers travelling to and from Britain in March.
Passenger volumes to and from North America grew by 14% with over 207,000 passengers travelling on transatlantic routes.
The number of passengers on domestic routes declined by 11%, as almost 7,000 passengers travelled this route sector last month.
Other international passenger traffic to the Middle East – which includes the Indian passengers – declined by 7% with almost 60,000 passengers travelling last month.
The number of passengers using Dublin Airport as a gateway to connect to another destination soared by 66% with over 51,000 passengers connecting last month.
More than 5.8 million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport in the first three months of the year, representing a 5% increase, or an extra 260,000 passengers, compared to the same period last year.