A record-breaking 29.6 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport last year with new long-
haul routes contributing to the growth.
Passenger numbers overall grew by 6pc, marking the seventh consecutive year of growth.
About 27.8 million passengers started or ended their journey at Dublin, while a further 1.8 million used it as a hub, according to figures released by the DAA yesterday.
Since 2011, annual passenger numbers at Dublin Airport have increased by 58pc from 18.7 million to 29.6 million
DAA said the growth in traffic in 2017 came from a combination of 14 new services introduced during the year, and extra capacity on 39 existing routes.