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More than 3.1 Million Passengers Used Dublin and Cork Airports in April, Daa Figures Show

More than 3.1 million passengers used Dublin and Cork airports during April, latest figures from airport operator daa show.

Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport grew 1% year-on-year, in April, while Cork’s volume was down 2% on the same month last year.

“April was the first full month of the 2024 summer schedule and it is encouraging to see that passenger traffic was broadly in line with April last year. The month got off to a strong start as it coincided with the second week of the Easter school holidays.”

Dublin Airport baggage system

“A modest month of flat growth at Dublin Airport should come as no surprise, given that we are complying with the 32 million terminals cap. The planning cap stymies any growth prospects at Dublin Airport. This means that our business and leisure passengers won’t be able to connect to new destinations where we know there is proven demand for routes to destinations like Brazil, South Africa or the Far East over the next couple of years until Dublin Airport is allowed to grow again. Our airline customers won’t have an opportunity to grow, inbound tourism will suffer, and foreign direct investment and jobs will be lost.”

“At Cork Airport, the team is gearing up for their busiest summer in many years, with an estimated 3 million passengers expected to fly to and from the country’s second-busiest airport. Inbound tourism from the UK and Continental Europe remains strong, with good load factors on routes from UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland. Cork Airport has three new routes to Brussels Charleroi, Rhodes, and Zadar this summer, with TUI announcing a new service to Corfu from May next year.”

Geoff Percival
Geoff Percival
Geoff has worked in business, news, consumer and travel journalism for more than 25 years; having worked for and contributed to the likes of The Irish Examiner, Business & Finance, Business Plus, The Sunday Times, The Irish News, Senior Times, and The Sunday Tribune.

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