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Dublin Airport's Passenger Traffic Increased Year-On-Year In March

By Dave Simpson

The number of people that passed through Dublin Airport decreased by 24% in March when compared to pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels in March of 2019 to close to 1.86 million, but passenger traffic in March increased by 1.7 million passengers when compared to March of last year, according to a statement published on Dublin Airport's website.

Europe, UK And North America Traffic

Passenger volumes to and from continental Europe declined by 18% compared to pre-pandemic 2019 levels in the third month of the year, but increased by 932,000 travellers compared to the same month last year, while passenger traffic to and from the UK declined by 31% compared to pre-pandemic 2019 levels to 597,000 passengers, which was an increase of 573,000 when compared to March of 2021, and passenger traffic to and from North America declined by 32% compared to pre-pandemic 2019 levels to 194,000 passengers, which was an increase of 176,000 passengers compared to March of 2021, according to the statement published on Dublin Airport's website.

Other International And Domestic Traffic

Meanwhile, international passenger traffic to and from the Middle East declined by 27% compared to pre-pandemic 2019 levels in March to close to 53,000 passengers, which was an increase of 46,000 when compared to 2021, and the number of people who travelled on domestic routes in March of this year increased by 16% compared to March of 2019 to 9,000, which was an increase of 8,000 when compared to March of 2021, according to the statement published on Dublin Airport's website.

First Three Months

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The number of people who passed through Dublin Airport during the first three months of 2021 declined by 36% compared to the same period in 2019 to close to 4.18 million, which was an increase of 844% when compared with the same period in 2021.

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