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Dublin Airport’s Passenger Traffic Increased Year On Year In November

By Dave Simpson

The number of people who passed through Dublin Airport decreased by 2% in November, when compared to pre-pandemic levels in November 2019, to a little more than 2.2 million, but passenger traffic in November increased by 800,000 passengers when compared to November of last year, according to a statement published on Dublin Airport’s website.

European, UK And North American Traffic

Passenger volumes to and from Continental Europe rose by 6%, compared to pre-pandemic/2019 levels in the tenth month of the year, and increased by 376,000 travellers when compared to the same month last year, while passenger traffic to and from the UK declined by approximately 13% when compared to pre-pandemic/2019 levels, to close to 727,000 passengers, which was an increase of approximately 244,000 when compared to November 2021. Passenger traffic to and from North America declined by 8% when compared to pre-pandemic 2019 levels, to approximately 242,000 passengers, which was an increase of approximately 145,000 passengers when compared to November 2021, according to the statement published on Dublin Airport’s website.

Other International And Domestic Traffic

Meanwhile, international passenger traffic rose by 10,000 passengers when compared to pre-pandemic/2019 levels in November, to approximately 74,000 passengers, which was an increase of 44,000 when compared to 2022, and the number of people who travelled on domestic routes in November of this year increased by 43%, compared to November 2019, to a little less than 11,000, which was an increase of close to 3,500 when compared to November 2021, according to the statement published on Dublin Airport’s website.

First 11 Months

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The number of people who passed through Dublin Airport during the first 11 months of 2022 declined by approximately 15%, compared to the same period in 2019, to over 25.8 million, which was an increase of 250% when compared to the same period in 2021.

Statement By DAA Media Relations Manager

The statement published on DublinAirport.com quoted the media relations manager at Dublin Airport operator, DAA, Graeme McQueen, as saying, “Each month in 2022 we’ve seen passenger numbers edge ever closer to where they were prior to the pandemic. Indeed, there were several individual days during November where the number of people travelling through Dublin Airport was higher than on the corresponding date in 2019. This continued recovery shows the considerable demand that remains for overseas travel, and we anticipate that this trend will continue in December.

“In November, nine out of ten passengers went through security screening in under 20 minutes, with 98% through in under 30 minutes. During each month since July, more than 97% of all passengers passed through security screening in under 30 minutes. In total, since June, almost 17 million passengers have been processed through Dublin Airport without any notable security-related challenges.

“Dublin Airport will serve over 180 destinations worldwide this year, with 43 airline partners, as it continues to rebuild its global reach following the devastating impact on the aviation sector due to Covid-19.”

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