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International arrivals and departures at Cork, Dublin & Shannon airports increase significantly in January

09 Feb 2018

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) confirmed today that in relation to international arrivals and departures, the commercial terminal traffic for Cork, Dublin and Shannon airports increased by 5.6% in January 2018, when compared to January 2017.

Peter Kearney, IAA Chief Executive Designate commented; “These are positive figures for the three State airports for the first month of 2018. The IAA continues to invest in a state-of-the-art air traffic management system and in the development of our staff, to deliver a world class service to our airlines customers.”

Individually, the January 2018 figures for the three State airports, when compared to January 2017 are as follows;

  • Commercial terminal flights at Dublin were up by +6% with an average of 518 daily commercial movements at Dublin.
  • Commercial terminal flights at Cork were up by +5.2% with an average of 44 commercial daily movements at Cork.
  • Commercial terminal flights at Shannon were up by +0.8% with an average of 42 commercial daily movements at Shannon.

Total flights safely handled in Ireland for January 2018 was recorded at 77,473 movements. Total flights handled includes; total terminal movements, North Atlantic Communications flights (Europe/US Flights) managed and overflights (flights, which do not land in Ireland).

  • There were 34,082 North Atlantic Communications flights during January 2018.
  • There were 22,542 overflights during January 2018.

About Irish Aviation Authorit

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) is a commercial semi-state company employing approximately 670 people at six main locations in Ireland. The Irish Aviation Authority promotes and regulates the safety of aviation in Ireland. The IAA is committed to developing and implementing effective strategies, regulatory frameworks and processes to ensure that aviation activities under our oversight achieve the highest practicable level of safety. The IAA is also responsible for the provision of Air Traffic Management (ATM) in Irish controlled airspace (covering some 451,000 square km) and State airports, aeronautical communications on the North Atlantic, and the security regulation of the civil aviation industry in Ireland.

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