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daa plc Reports A Strong Operating Performance In The First Half Of 2023
Dublin Airport contributes a total of €96 billion in gross value added to the Irish economy
 Fri 29th September 2023

The operator of Dublin and Cork airports, daa, has reported that passenger numbers recovered strongly in the first six months of 2023 with 17.1 million passengers flying in and out of the Republic of Ireland’s two busiest airports. This compares to 13 million in the same period last year.

Commenting on the first half of the year financial results, daa CEO, Kenny Jacobs said: “Dublin Airport facilitated more than 15.8 million passengers in the first 6 months of 2023, an increase of 32% compared to the same period in 2022. Forty-six scheduled passenger airlines, including two new airlines operated at Dublin Airport during the first half of 2023 flying to over 190 destinations.

“There were significant improvements to the overall passenger experience at Dublin Airport in the first half of the year compared to last year and passenger satisfaction ratings are now back to the standards that we routinely delivered pre-COVID.

“Security queue times at Dublin Airport have improved month on month with 92.1% of passengers getting through security in less than 20 minutes between January and June this year.

“Our focus now moves to our Infrastructure Application to meet Ireland’s future demand for international travel which requires us to grow the capacity of Dublin Airport to 40 million passengers per annum and allow for the delivery of critical, required infrastructure enhancements such as new piers, taxiways and other airside facilities.”

Dublin Airport contributes a total of €9.6 billion in gross value added (GVA) to the Irish economy and supports or facilitates 116,100 jobs in the Republic of Ireland and is a vital economic enabler equivalent of 2.3% of the national economy.

Cork Airport welcomed 1.3 million passengers in the first half of 2023 and is expected to have its busiest year ever for international traffic of 2.7 million passengers.

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