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Published on February 23rd, 2015 | by Jim Lee

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Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport pass 20 million

Dublin Airport - roads and signagePassenger numbers at Dublin Airport had passed the 20 million mark by the end of November, a milestone reached more than one month earlier than last year, due to strong growth in traffic during the past 11 months. Already this year, more than 1.3 million additional passengers have been facilitated at the airport which is a 7% increase in passengers and the busy December period is yet to come. The increase in passenger numbers is a result of Dublin Airport’s strong and growing route network with 24 new services launched this year. There has also been significant capacity increases and frequencies on a number of routes. Transfer traffic is up 38% and is set to reach record levels by year end with over 650,000 passengers to date opting to connect at Dublin onwards to transatlantic, European and UK destinations. Already 14 new services have been announced for next year to destinations such as Los Angeles, Addis Ababa, Gothenburg, Reykjavik, Washington DC and Paris Orly.

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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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