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Dublin Airport Experiences High Passenger Growth Rate

By Dave Simpson
Dublin Airport Experiences High Passenger Growth Rate

New statistics released by Airports Council International have revealed that Dublin Airport had the fifth-highest passenger growth rate, and was the fourth-busiest airport, in Europe during August of 2017.

Some 3.07 million travellers passed through the airport in August, representing a 6.6% increase on the same month last year. Dublin Airport is currently on track to handle a total of 30 million passengers by year's end, which represents an increase of 2 million from 2016, reports The Irish Independent.

Meanwhile, the ACI data indicates that Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow was Europe's fastest growing airport in August, with passenger numbers rising 19.6% to 4.1 million, while figures for Istanbul Ataturk rose 10.6% to 6.6 million, Manchester Airport passenger numbers rose 7.9% to 3.1 million, and Oslo traffic increased 7.1% to 2.5 million.