The FINANCIAL -- A record 2.9 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in May, a 10% increase over the same month last year and the 50th consecutive month of growth at the airport.
This sustained passenger growth over the past four years is the result of a combination of new airlines and route launches since 2014, according to Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison.
Passenger volumes to and from continental Europe rose by 12% in May, with more than 1.5 million passengers travelling to European destinations last month.
Almost 871,000 passengers travelled to and from UK destinations in May, which was an increase of 3% compared to last year.
Transatlantic traffic to and from North America increased by 19% with almost 383,000 passengers travelling on this route sector in May.
Other international traffic, principally to the Middle East and Africa, increased by 23% with over 69,000 passengers travelling on these routes during May.
Passenger numbers on domestic routes increased by 27% with more than 10,000 passengers travelling on domestic flights last month.
So far this year, almost 11.6 million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport, a 6% increase compared to the first five months of last year.
Dublin Airport has welcomed and additional 639,000 passengers between January and May.
The number of passengers using Dublin Airport as a hub to connect to another destination has increased by 14% this year, with almost 567,000 passengers connecting through Dublin Airport in the first five months of this year.