The Dublin Airport Authority has revealed that passenger traffic in it’s airports increased by 1% last year, the first time growth has been recorded in 3 years. However the results for the separate DAA airports were mixed.More than 22.7 million passengers travelled through all three airports during 2011.
Dublin Airport was the best performer during 2011, as passenger traffic at Dublin increased by 2% to 18.8 million passengers. Passenger numbers at Cork Airport declined by 3% to 2.4 million while passenger numbers at Shannon declined by 7% to 1.6 million during the year.
“More than 100,000 extra passengers travelled through DAA airports last year, as overall traffic stabilised after recent declines,” said DAA Director of Strategy, Vincent Harrison. “While many European economies, including Ireland, remain weak and economic performance is the main driver of air travel, there are some positive signals for the year ahead,” he added.