Published on November 16th, 2019 | by Mark Dwyer


Dublin Airport October Passengers up 3%

Almost 2.9 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in October, a 3% increase on the same month last year. The number of passengers flying to and from continental Europe increased by 6%, to more than 1.5 million. Over 870,000 passengers travelled to and from UK destinations last month, which was a 1% decline when compared to October last year.

Transatlantic traffic to and from North America declined by 2% with more than 382,000 passengers travelling on this route sector last month. The number of passengers travelling to other international destinations in the Middle East, Africa and the Asia Pacific regions fell by 4% with more than 79,000 passengers flying to these routes in October. About 8,500 passengers travelled on domestic routes last month an 11% decrease.

Dublin Airport has welcomed almost 28.4 million passengers in the first 10 months of the year, a 5% increase over the same period in 2018.  Almost 1.4 million extra passengers have travelled through the airport between January and October. So far this year, the number of passengers connecting through Dublin Airport to another destination increased by 5%, to more than 1.6 million.

Air Canada to use Dreamliner on Dublin Routes

Air Canada’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will serve on the Dublin-Toronto route from 29th March 2020. Air Canada will also operate the Dreamliner on Dublin-Montreal from July to September. All of Air Canada’s Dublin departures for 2020, Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal will, feature 3 cabins, Signature, Premium Economy and Economy Class.

Emirates Growth at Dublin

Emirates has grown its passenger numbers between Dublin and Dubai by more than 9% so far in 2019. The company also transports cargo on the Dublin to Dubai route and carries food items such as crabs, oysters, razor shells and salmon, much of which is bound for Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore.

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Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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