The number of people who passed through Dublin Airport increased by 3% in February 2023 compared to pre-COVID-19 pandemic February 2019, to 2.06 million, and by 55% compared to February of last year, according to a statement published on Dublin Airport's website.
Overall, the total number of passengers that passed through the DAA's two Irish airports - Dublin and Cork - last month increased from 2.16 million in February 2019 and from 1.42 million in February of last year to 2.22 million, according to the statement published on Dublin Airport's website, which also noted that a record number of passengers passed through Dublin Airport last month.
Statement By DAA CEO
The statement published on DublinAirport.com quoted DAA CEO Kenny Jacobs as saying, "The addition of an extra bank holiday weekend in February, combined with Valentine's Day and the mid-term school break, meant February was another very busy month at Dublin Airport. Passenger numbers were boosted by the Six Nations rugby, which saw thousands of French fans travelling to watch their match against Ireland, while many thousands of Irish fans headed to the games in Wales and Italy.
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"The busiest day at Dublin Airport was Sunday, February 12, with 96,000 passengers. The most popular destination from Dublin was London Heathrow and a total of 80% of flights were on time leaving Dublin Airport.
"March is set to be another busy month and we’re expecting passenger numbers to once again be close to 2019 levels, with two more rugby internationals set to take place, either side of what will be a busy St Patrick's Day period. I want to say a big thank you to our team at Dublin for their commitment and effort."
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