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Increase in number of passengers going through Irish airports this Easter

More than 250,000 people are expected to pass through Dublin airport this weekend.

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OVER A QUARTER of a million passengers are expected to travel through Dublin Airport this Easter Bank Holiday Weekend.

That’s a 13 per cent increase compared to last Easter.

DAA spokesperson Siobhán O’Donnell said “the large increase in passengers travelling from Good Friday until Easter Monday is due in part to the 14 new services which started recently, as well as extra capacity on many existing routes from Dublin Airport.”

The Canary Islands and Turkey are the popular sunshine destinations this Easter.

Passengers are advised to check which terminal their flight is departing from before leaving home.

Knock Airport

Meanwhile over 15,000 passengers are expected to pass through Ireland West Airport Knock this Easter weekend making it one of the busiest in recent years at the airport.

Passenger numbers over the Easter period are expected to be up by 5 per cent compared to last year.

Donal Healy, Marketing Manager at West Airport Knock said:

“This Easter is expected to be one of the busiest in recent years with very strong numbers expected on our 25 services to the UK and Europe.

Already this year we are seeing double digit growth in the numbers of people using the airport.

Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus Regional had a 9 per cent increase in passenger numbers for the month of March compared to the same period last year.

The airline flew 94,242 passengers last month, up from 86,610 in March 2013.

Commenting on March’s passenger numbers, Simon Fagan, Commercial Director at Stobart Air said:

“We are pleased that our passenger numbers have grown for a ninth consecutive month.

 With new routes, new aircraft and expanded services on existing routes, the outlook for Aer Lingus Regional is looking more and more positive with each passing month.

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