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New data Number of Dublin Airport passengers in August drops by more than 60pc

New figures show that almost 1,260,000 people went through Dublin Airport last month, a 63pc drop from August 2019

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The number of passengers travelling through Dublin Airport in August dropped by more than 60pc compared to pre-Covid levels.

New figures show that almost 1,260,000 people went through Dublin Airport last month, a 63pc drop from August 2019, which saw 3.4 million passengers travel through the gates in what was deemed the busiest August in the airport’s 79-year history.

Passenger volumes to and from Continental Europe fell by 54pc as 865,000 passengers travelling to European destinations last month.

UK traffic in August was down by 72pc when compared to pre-pandemic levels too, as 257,000 passengers travelled to and from Britain last month.

Meanwhile, passenger volumes to and from North America decreased by 77pc, with only 111,000 passengers making the transatlantic journey this August.

21,000 passengers travelled to the Middle East during the month, a decrease of 82pc.

And the number of passengers flying within Ireland was down by 65pc, with 4,300 passengers opting for domestic travel.

The new data shows that over 2.9 million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport in the first eight months of this year.

Dublin Airport said that this represents an 87pc decrease when compared to pre-Covid levels in 2019.

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