Almost 3.5 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in July, making it the busiest month in the airport's 79-year operating history.
Passenger numbers increased by 4% in July of 2019 compared to the same month last year as the airport played host to an average of more than 110,000 passengers per day.
Continental Europe Traffic
The number of passengers who travelled to and from continental Europe increased by 5%, with over 1.9 million people taking flights to and from European destinations last month.
UK, North America And Other International Traffic
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Meanwhile, UK traffic increased by 2%, with almost 939,000 passengers travelling to and from British destinations in July; transatlantic traffic increased by 5%, with more than 484,000 passengers travelling between Dublin and North America; and other international traffic, which includes flights to the Middle East, North Africa and the Asia Pacific region, increased by 2%, with close to 111,000 passengers travelling to and from these destinations last month.
Additionally, the number of passengers who took domestic flights declined by 3% in July, with a little more than 10,800 people taking flights within the Republic of Ireland last month.
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