We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

Paul Faith/PA Wire
Up and Away

Irish airport traffic up 5.4 per cent in December

Dublin and Shannon each saw rises, but Cork airport saw traffic drop by over seven per cent.

THE IRISH AVIATION Authority has declared 2013 a “positive” year for Irish air traffic.

On the heels of Dublin Airport’s announcement that it had seen an overall six per cent rise in passengers last year, the IAA has confirmed that passenger traffic was up at the country’s three major airports in December.

Combined, the airports saw a rise of 5.4 per cent in traffic on December 2012. Dublin Airport saw 390 daily flights, an increase of 6.6 per cent, with Shannon Airport up by over 10 per cent to 42 flights.

Cork Airport, however, was down 7.4 per cent to 46 flights.

The head of the IAA Eamon Brennan says that the growth is encouraging and that they are expecting 2014 to be a year of growth at Irish airports.

“The traffic statistics reflect a renewed confidence in the general economy and in the Irish aviation industry, while the announcement of new routes in and out of Ireland is a very positive and welcome development.”

Read: Up, up, up: Passenger traffic at Dublin Airport

Read: Dublin Airport welcomes its 20 millionth passenger this year

Your Voice
Readers Comments
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.