The number of people who passed through Dublin Airport decreased by 9% in September, when compared to pre-pandemic levels in September 2019, to a little more than 2.7 million, but passenger traffic in September increased by 1.4 million passengers when compared to September 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 5%, compared to pre-pandemic/2019 levels in the ninth month of the year, but increased by 690,000 million travellers when compared to the same month last year, while passenger traffic to and from the UK declined by approximately 16% when compared to pre-pandemic/2019 levels, to close to 700,000 passengers, which was an increase of approximately 350,000 when compared to September 2021. Passenger traffic to and from North America declined by 8% when compared to pre-pandemic 2019 levels, to approximately 407,000 passengers, which was an increase of approximately 310,000 passengers when compared to September 2021, according to the statement published on Dublin Airport’s website.
Other International And Domestic Traffic
Meanwhile, international passenger traffic declined by 5%, compared to pre-pandemic/2019 levels in September, to approximately 95,000 passengers, which was an increase of 70,000 when compared to 2021. The number of people who travelled on domestic routes in September of this year increased by 42%, compared to September 2019, to fewer than 13,500, which was an increase of close to 7,000, when compared to September 2021, according to the statement published on Dublin Airport’s website.
First Nine Months
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The number of people who passed through Dublin Airport during the first nine months of 2022 declined by approximately 18%, compared to the same period in 2019, to over 20.9 million, which was an increase of 386% 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, “September was another very busy month at Dublin Airport, as the recovery in international travel continued. Through the months of June, July, August and September, Dublin Airport has welcomed around 11.6 million passengers, versus 3.7 million in the same period last year. The passenger experience continued to improve at Dublin Airport during September, too, with virtually all passengers passing through security screening in under 30 minutes for the second consecutive month. We are committed to improving the passenger experience further over the weeks and months ahead.”