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Dublin Airport records 11% increase in August air traffic

Ireland’s Dublin Airport has shown an year-on-year increase of 11% in air traffic during August, making its case for an additional runway. According to the figures released by Irish Aviation Authority, the airport recorded 585 commercial movements on an average day while the Cork and Shannon airports recorded 64 and ...

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UK airports records surge in passenger numbers

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has released data that show that passenger’s demand at the country’s airports have almost reached the stage of the pre-recession boom years. The passenger numbers in 2014 reached 238 million which was just short of the 241 million peak of 2007. The 2014 numbers ...

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Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson remains world’s busiest airport

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has retained its position of being the world’s busiest airport, with 96.1 million domestic and international passengers travelling through its terminals in 2014, according to a new World Airport Traffic Report (WATR). Hartsfield-Jackson maintained its lead over Beijing Capital International Airport and London Heathrow Airport which ...

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IATA predicts airlines’ profitability to improve in 2015

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has predicted improved industry profitability, with the airlines expected to post a collective global net profit of $19.9bn in 2014, up from $18bn projected in June. In its ‘Economic Performance of the Air Transport Industry’ report, IATA says that the airlines’ collective profit is ...

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