Dublin Airport have revealed that May saw a slight increase on passenger numbers, compared to the same month in 2018.

Nearly 3 million passengers travelled through the country’s main airport in May, a 4% increase over the same month last year.

A new record for passenger numbers in May was also set last month, carrying the most passengers in May in the airport’s 79 year history.

Passenger volumes to and from continental Europe rose by 4% in May, with more than 1.6 million passengers travelling to European destinations.

More than 884,000 passengers travelled to and from UK destinations in May, which was an increase of 2% when compared to last year.

Traffic to and from North America increased by 8% with 412,500 passengers travelling to the US and Canada in May.

Other international traffic, to the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific areas, increased by 5% with almost 72,600 passengers travelling on these routes last month.

However, there was a decrease in passenger numbers on domestic routes. Figures declined by 12% with 9,000 passengers travelling on domestic flights last month.  

So far this year, more than 12.3 million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport, a 7% increase compared to the first five months of 2018, with the airport welcoming an additional 764,000 passengers between January and May.