Dublin Airport was the 15th busiest in Europe in the first half of 2017, handling 13.8 million passengers, according to new figures released by the European arm of Airports
Council International (ACI).
The figure was 6.2pc higher than during the first half of 2016.
With the airport's busy summer season drawing to a close, Dublin remains on track to handle about 30 million passengers this year.
It handled just under 28 million in 2016, but this year has seen a number of new services launched and additional capacity provided on some existing routes.
Among the carriers to have inaugurated services this year is Qatar Airways, which launched its service between Dublin and Doha. Aer Lingus is launching a service to Miami next month, while Norwegian Air International also launched services from Dublin to the United States.