Dublin Airport the fastest-growing major airport in Europe last year

Dublin Airport was the fastest-growing major airport in Europe last year.

That’s according to new figures released today by ACI Europe, the trade association for European airports.

Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport increased by 11.5% in 2016.

After Dublin in the major airport category came Barcelona’s El-Prat Airport, Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, Copenhagen Airport and Madrid Barajas.

The growth at Dublin Airport delivered a new traffic record at Ireland’s key gateway, with almost 28 million passengers welcomed last year. An extra 2.8 million passengers used the airport in 2016, while over the past two years, an additional 6.2 million people passed through Dublin Airport.