Published on July 10th, 2022 | by Mark Dwyer


Dublin Passenger Numbers Hit 88% of Pre-Pandemic Levels in June

Just over 2.8 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in June, an increase of 373k passengers compared to 2021 and 88% of the passenger numbers seen pre-pandemic in June 2019. More than 12m passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport in the first six months of 2022, representing an increase of 1,054% versus last year and around 77% of 2019 levels. Almost 8 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport between April and June of 2022, which is 87% of 2019 levels and an increase of 1210% of 2021 levels.

In June, passenger volumes to and from Continental Europe saw an increase of 1.4m versus the same month last year. That number was down by 7% when compared with June 2019. UK traffic reached almost 720k in June – an increase of around 655k on the same month last year- around 82% of June 2019 traffic.

Passenger volumes to and from North America were at 85% versus June 2019, as around 400k passengers travelled on transatlantic routes. Dublin Airport saw an increase of about 365k passengers travelling to and from North America in June 2022 versus the same period last year.

Other International passenger traffic totalled around 65k, which was 60k more than travelled in June 2021, but 31% lower than in 2019. Domestic passengers have increased by 33% versus 2019, to just under 13k. This was also almost 11k higher than last year.

Dublin Airport will serve 180 destinations worldwide this year, in partnership with 44 airlines, as it continues to rebuild its global reach following the devastating impact on the aviation sector due to COVID-19.

Dublin Airport is still advising passengers to arrive at the airport up to 2.5 hours before the departure of short-haul flights to Europe and the UK. The recommendation for long-haul passengers is up to 3.5 hours. They are advising additional time if you need to check in luggage.


About the Author

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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