It was a busy festive period for Dublin Airport once again
DUBLIN Airport had its busiest Christmas season on record this year, as just over 1.1 million people are expected to arrive and depart during the festive season.
From Friday, December 21 to Friday, January 4, 2019 an estimated 1,136,000 people travelled through Dublin Airport. The numbers travelling this year are up 8% compared to the same period last year.
This was the busiest Christmas in the airport’s 78-year history, according to Dublin Airport spokesperson, Siobhán O’donnell.
She said: ‘Friday, December 21 was expected to be the busiest day before Christmas, with 94,000 passengers due to arrive and depart through both terminals, while Friday, December 28 was expected to be the busiest day after Christmas, particularly with passengers heading to winter sun and skiing destinations.’
‘Dublin Airport is a truly magical place at Christmas time with many wonderful, emotional family reunions at arrivals in Terminal 1 and Terminal 2,’ O’donnell added.
She concluded: ‘Over the years we have had a number of Christmas marriage proposals, and every year we have grandparents seeing their grandchildren in the flesh for the first time – whether that be Irish emigrants returning home or people from overseas visiting their family here.
‘Increasingly, those waiting to meet their loved ones at Dublin Airport are entering into the spirit of Christmas by dressing up and making signs to welcome family and friends.’