Dublin Airport Handles 31.9m Passengers in 2023, Nears 32m Cap

Dublin Airport Handles 31.9m Passengers in 2023, Nears 32m Cap

Dublin Airport has this week revealed the handling of 31.9m passengers in 2023, which is near the cap that they have of 32 million.

The airport has had a very busy year, which has been helped through the addition of it’s second runway welcoming in more flights, and thus more passengers as a result.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Dublin Airport Handles 31.9m Passengers in 2023, Nears 32m Cap…

Dublin Airport Handles 31.9m Passengers in 2023, Nears 32m Cap


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Below is a breakdown of the numbers at Dublin Airport for 2023:

2023 In Numbers
Passengers Through Terminals31,908,471 
Connecting Passengers1,081,800* 
Other Passengers532,222** 
Number of Flights241,595

Commenting on the results was Kenny Jacobs, the CEO of daa, which operates Dublin Airport:

“Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport are now 60% higher than they were a decade ago and there is strong demand for further growth, which would continue to bring new jobs and economic growth to Ireland.”

“As it stands, Dublin Airport has room to grow and could comfortably accommodate 35 million passengers per annum with the current infrastructure, but we now face a period of stalled growth as we continue to adhere to the annual terminals cap of 32 million passengers.”

“Existing airline customers want to grow at Dublin and new airline customers want to start flying to and from Dublin.”

“The airline and passenger demand is there, Ireland will lose out to other uncapped hub airports with potential new jobs and new connectivity being be lost until Dublin Airport is allowed to operate to a higher capacity.”

“Dublin Airport last year submitted an Infrastructure Application to Fingal County Council which, if approved, would enable us to take up these growth opportunities for Ireland Inc and increase passenger numbers to 40 million per annum, which would result in more jobs being created and further economic growth.”

“Until this application is approved, [the airport’s] terminals will remain capped at 32 million passengers and Ireland will continue to wave goodbye to good jobs and economic growth,”

All eyes will be on how their 2024 performs moving forward.

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