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

By Dave Simpson

The number of people who passed through Dublin Airport decreased by 6% in October, when compared to pre-pandemic levels in October 2019, to a little more than 2.7 million, but passenger traffic in October increased by more than 1.1 million passengers when compared to October 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 declined by 2%, compared to pre-pandemic/2019 levels in the ninth month of the year, but increased by 500,000 million travellers when compared to the same month last year, while passenger traffic to and from the UK declined by approximately 14% when compared to pre-pandemic/2019 levels, to close to 750,000 passengers, which was an increase of approximately 320,000 when compared to October 2021. Passenger traffic to and from North America declined by 7% when compared to pre-pandemic 2019 levels, to approximately 355,000 passengers, which was an increase of approximately 260,000 passengers when compared to October 2021, according to the statement published on Dublin Airport’s website.

Other International And Domestic Traffic

Meanwhile, international passenger traffic declined by 2%, compared to pre-pandemic/2019 levels in October, to approximately 78,000 passengers, which was an increase of 50,000 when compared to 2021. The number of people who travelled on domestic routes in October of this year increased by 48%, compared to October 2019, to 13,000, which was an increase of close to 6,000, when compared to October 2021, according to the statement published on Dublin Airport’s website.

First 10 Months

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The number of people who passed through Dublin Airport during the first 10 months of 2022 declined by approximately 17%, compared to the same period in 2019, to over 23.6 million, which was an increase of 300% 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, "October proved to be another very busy month at Dublin Airport, with the number of passengers travelling through equating to 94% of pre-pandemic levels. The very busy October bank holiday weekend, which saw more than 370,000 passengers travelling, and the continued recovery in business travel were some of the main drivers during the month. Once again in October, security processing times were stable, with virtually all passengers passing through security in well under 30 minutes, as has been the case since the start of August."

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