Airports

Published on December 1st, 2014 | by Jim Lee

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Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport recorded almost 2 million passengers in October, a 10% increase on the same month last year. Passenger volumes to and from continental Europe increased by 7% during the month, as almost one million passengers travelled to European destinations in October. Just over 700,000 passengers travelled to UK destinations during October, a 9% increase compared to October last year. Transatlantic traffic to North America increased by 24% with just under 200,000 passengers travelling on this route sector last month. Traffic to other international destinations in the Middle East and North Africa, increased by 31% to just over 57,000.Passenger numbers on domestic routes declined by 2% with almost 6,400 people travelling on domestic flights last month. Almost 18.6 million passengers have used Dublin Airport in the first 10 months of this year, which is a 7% increase on the same period in 2013.

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About the Author

Jim has had a life-long interest in military matters and aviation. Initially, he fused both of these interests together with a passion for military aviation, initially as a photographer. He has travelled extensively over the years and has been the guest of many European air forces, plus the air forces of the United States, Russia and others throughout the world. His first introduction to journalism coincided with an interest in the civil aviation industry was when he initially wrote for and later edited, ‘Aviation Ireland’, the club magazine of the Aviation Society of Ireland. Jim was a contributor to Flying in Ireland since its inception over 10 years ago and is now a key contributor to this site. He has also contributed items for a number of other aviation magazines and has produced a number of detailed contributions to Government policy documents, most recently the Irish Government’s White Paper on Defence. He is also deeply involved in the local community and voluntary sector and has worked both in local government and central government.



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