Published on July 12th, 2020 | by Mark Dwyer


June Dublin Airport Passenger Numbers Down 97%

Just over 94,000 passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in June, which was a 97% decline compared to the same month last year as the impact of COVID-19 continued to decimate the aviation industry.

Passenger volumes to and from continental Europe fell by 97%, as just over 47,000 people travelled to and from European destinations last month. UK traffic declined by 96% when compared to last year, with just over 31,500 passengers travelling to and from Britain in June. Passenger volumes to and from North America decreased by 98%, as almost 11,000 passengers travelled on transatlantic routes in June.

Other international passenger traffic to the Middle East fell by 96%, with just over 3,700 passengers travelling last month. The number of passengers on domestic routes decreased by 89%, as more than 1,000 passengers took domestic flights in June. More than 5.3 million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport in the first six months of this year, which is a 65% decrease compared to the same period last year. The economic impact of COVID-19 has resulted in almost 10.2 million fewer passengers using Dublin Airport during the first six months of this year.

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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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