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July was record-breaking month for Irish air traffic

Ireland News.Net - Sunday 13th August, 2017

DUBLIN, Ireland - According to the Irish Aviation Authorities (IAA), July was a record-breaking month for Irish air traffic.

The month witnessed 112,000 movements across airspace and the figures tallied with the ones released by the Dublin Airport.

Dublin Airport, which is the country's largest gateway has reported an extremely busy summer.

In June, the airport said that it handled 2.9 million passengers, which it claimed was its busiest June ever. 

The IAA has said the 112,000 aircraft movements it recorded in July in Irish airspace included flights to and from Irish airports as well as transatlantic overflights.

Compared to figures recorded during July 2016, combined international commercial traffic at Dublin, Cork and Shannon was 3.3 percent higher in July this year.

Flights between the rest of Europe and the United States which pass through Irish airspace increased 5.6 percent in July.

IAA chief executive Eamonn Brennan said, “The industry is continuing to grow. We are seeing new routes out of all our airports in 2017 and through Irish airspace and we are continuing to work hard to safely facilitate this demand so we can help keep the expansion going."

Commercial traffic at the Dublin Airport in July was 4.1 percent higher, with an average of 677 daily movements. 

At Cork meanwhile, the figure was 2.6 percent higher, with an average of 69 daily commercial movements.

And at Shannon Airport, commercial flights fell 4.1 percent in July, to an average of 63 a day.

Earlier this week, Airports Council International said that the Dublin Airport was the 15th busiest in Europe in the first half of the year, with 13.8 million passengers.

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