Picture: Courtsey Dublin Airport Authority 

Dublin Airport handled more than 1.1 million passengers in February the same last year, on a like-for-like basis passenger numbers increased by 3% in February, taking into account prior leap year.

Traffic to and from continental Europe rose by 1% with almost 540,000 passengers travelling to European destinations and increased by 2% to North America with more than 76,000 passengers. The Middle East retains its position as the strongest growing market up 11% with more than 37,000 passengers.

Traffic on domestic routes declined by 13% to just over 4,500 passengers and UK traffic declined by 2% to 510,000 passengers.

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