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Dublin Airport Passenger Traffic Rose Year-On-Year In 2021

By Dave Simpson

Dublin Airport has published its passenger traffic statistics for last year on its website, revealing that the number of people who passed through the airport rose by 14% year-on-year in 2021 to 8.46 million.

However, the airport noted that the number of people who passed through it last year was 74% less than the number recorded for pre-COVID-19 pandemic 2019.

According to the airport, 66%, or 5.6 million, of the people who passed through it last year did so during the four month period from August to November, and a total of 8.3 million people either commenced or concluded their travels at Dublin Airport in 2021, while 155,000 individuals used the airport as a transfer hub.

Short-Haul And Long-Haul Passenger Traffic Statistics

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Short-haul passenger traffic rose 17% year-on-year to 7.5 million last year, but decreased by 73% compared to 2019, while long-haul passenger traffic decreased by 1% year-on-year to close to one million, as well as decreasing by 83% compared to 2019.

Destinations And Departure Points

The number of people who travelled to and from continental Europe via Dublin Airport rose 33% year-on-year in 2021 to 5.3 million, but decreased 69% compared to 2019; the number of travellers to and from Britain decreased by 10% year-on-year in 2021 and by 79% compared to 2019; and transatlantic traffic rose by 5% year-on-year last year.

Meanwhile, the number of people who travelled to and from other international destinations including the Middle East via Dublin Airport decreased by 21% year-on-year in 2021 and by 81% compared to 2019; and the number of people who travelled on domestic flights rose by 13% year-on-year last year, but decreased 63% compared to 2019.

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