Record-Breaking Number of Passengers at Dublin Airport
New figures reveal that Dublin Airport experienced a record-breaking number of passengers on July 30th, with a total of 120,585 individuals passing through its gates. This marks the highest number of passengers ever recorded in a single day at the airport. Furthermore, over 3.4 million people traveled through Dublin Airport in the month of July, reflecting a 13% increase compared to the same period last year. These figures are also on par with July 2019, indicating a strong recovery in air travel demand.
In addition to Dublin Airport’s success, Cork Airport also had a busy month, reporting its busiest July in 15 years. Despite the wettest month on record, thousands of passengers chose to escape the rainy weather in Ireland and embark on last-minute summer holidays to sunnier destinations. Kenny Jacobs, CEO of daa, acknowledged this trend and stated, “The busiest days in July typically occur in the middle of the month, but this year we witnessed a continuous rise in passenger numbers at both Dublin and Cork airports throughout the month.”
Jacobs further praised the smooth operations at both airports during the summer season and expressed gratitude towards the hardworking teams. He highlighted the exceptional performance of the Dublin Airport team, stating, “During the month of July, 99.6% of passengers passed through security in less than 20 minutes. In fact, during June and July combined, which are the busiest months of the summer, 99 out of every 100 passengers cleared security screening in under 20 minutes. This performance rivals that of any other capital city airport in Europe this summer.”
On July 30th, three out of four passengers passed through security in under 10 minutes, with 98% of passengers getting through in under 20 minutes. Remarkably, all 31 days in July witnessed passenger numbers exceeding 100,000 at Dublin Airport, highlighting the consistent high demand for air travel.
These statistics demonstrate the resilience and strength of the aviation industry in Ireland, as well as the positive recovery in travel following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions. With the successful implementation of efficient security procedures and the dedication of airport staff, Dublin and Cork airports have proven their ability to handle increased passenger volumes while ensuring a seamless travel experience.
As the summer season continues, both airports are well-equipped to meet the demands of travelers and provide them with safe and efficient journeys. The remarkable performance of Dublin Airport in particular positions it as a leading European capital city airport in terms of passenger satisfaction and operational excellence.