AUGUST WAS THE BUSIEST MONTH EVER FOR IRISH AIRPORTS

This August was the busiest ever for Irish Airports, with more than 110-thousand flights recorded.

The latest figures from the Irish Aviation Authority show that total air traffic was up by over 2 per cent on August last year.

Dublin, Cork and Shannon all enjoyed increases.

The figures from the IAA show that traffic was up at all three main airports in the country last month.

Commercial flights terminating at Dublin increased by 4.4% with an average of 669 a day

Cork saw an average of 69 flights a day – an increase of 3.6%,

while Shannon saw an increase of 2.8%, with an average of 61 flights a day.

There was also a significant increase of 7.6% in Europe /US Flights stopping here.

However there WAS a decrease of 2.4% in our overflight traffic…. or flights which don’t land here.

So far this year there have been over 750,000 flights through Irish airspace – an increase of 3% on last year.

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