Dublin Airport Played Host To Record 32.9m Passengers In 2019
Dublin Airport played host to 32.9 million passengers in 2019, which was a new record for the airport.
The airport's passenger numbers increased 4% last year, with an additional 1.4 million passengers passing through it.
European, UK And Transatlantic Traffic
The number of people who travelled via Dublin Airport to and from continental European destinations increased by 6% to 17.3 million last year, while the number of people who travelled via the airport to and from the UK increased by 1% to almost 10.2 million, and transatlantic traffic increased by 6% to 4.2 million passengers.
Other International Traffic
Other international traffic, which includes flights to and from Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, was flat last year at just over one million passengers.
"A Hugely Positive Impact On The Entire Irish Economy"
In a statement on Dublin Airport's website, the airport's managing director, Vincent Harrison, said, "Dublin Airport had its ninth consecutive year of passenger growth in 2019 and this has had a hugely positive impact on the entire Irish economy.
"The connectivity provided by Dublin Airport is essential as the Irish economy is one of the most open in the world. Our economy depends on trade, exports, inbound tourism and foreign direct investment, and Dublin Airport is delighted to be able to facilitate these key sectors."
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