Over 3.1 million passengers travelled to and from Ireland’s two busiest airports in April, according to daa, the operator of Dublin and Cork airports.

The number of passengers travelling through Dublin Airport in April was up marginally versus the same month last year, at just 1%. At Cork Airport, passenger traffic was marginally down by 2% compared to April 2023.

daa CEO, Kenny Jacobs said “A modest month of flat growth at Dublin Airport should come as no surprise, given that we are complying with the 32 million terminals cap. The planning cap stymies any growth prospects at Dublin Airport. This means that our business and leisure passengers won’t be able to connect to new destinations where we know there is proven demand for routes to destinations like Brazil, South Africa or the Far East over the next couple of years until Dublin Airport is allowed to grow again. Our airline customers won’t have an opportunity to grow, inbound tourism will suffer, and foreign direct investment and jobs will be lost.”

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