Published on June 10th, 2024 | by Mark Dwyer


3.1 Million Passengers Went Through Dublin Airport In May

The summer season got off to a flying start at Dublin Airport with a total of 3.1 million passengers travelling through the terminals in May. The busiest day in the month was Thursday, 23rd May when almost 120,000 passengers moved through the airport, including more than 68,000 departing passengers. This was Dublin Airport’s busiest ever day for departures, with numbers swelled by the thousands of football fans heading back home after the Europa League Final in Dublin. The Dublin Airport team delivered 97% of passengers through security screening in under 20 minutes.

Commenting on the May passenger traffic statistics, daa CEO, Kenny Jacobs said: “The busy summer season is well and truly underway at Dublin Airport. Our teams are set up and ready to welcome the millions of passengers who will use Ireland’s busiest airport over the coming months as they head off on summer holidays, business trips and everything in between. May saw tens of thousands of football fans fly through Dublin Airport for the Europa League final, while new transatlantic services to Denver and Minneapolis took off during the month and are already proving very popular with passengers.

“daa’s summer commitments to passengers at Dublin Airport continues with shortened security times, the rollout of new security scanners and the addition of more exciting food and beverage outlets – including the recently opened Supermac’s in Terminal 2 – going down a storm with passengers this summer,” added Jacobs.

May 2024 In Numbers Dublin Airport
Passengers Through Terminals3,125,000
Connecting Passengers138,495
Other Passengers1,873
Number of Flights23,049
Busiest DayThursday, May 23
Through Security in < 20 Mins97%
Load Factor85%
Bag Return Time (average)17 minutes
On-Time-Performance (first wave)84%
On-Time-Performance (overall)70%
Most Popular DestinationLondon Heathrow
Carbon per passenger0.6kg (-4% vs May 2023)

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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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