London City Airport (LCY) experienced its busiest ever February last month, with Dublin announced as the second busiest route, after Edinburgh.
Passenger numbers to Dublin in February 2015 increased 194% compared to the same month in 2014, with over 36,500 passengers travelling to Dublin through London City Airport.
Overall, passenger traffic last month was up 33.4% at LCY compared to February 2014 with the airport reporting Edinburgh, Dublin and Amsterdam as the its busiest routes with a combined total of 112,380 passengers over the month.
Dublin is benefitting from increased capacity as a result of new services by Flybe and British Airways, which, together with the longstanding CityJet service, offer greater travel flexibility and more flight options to passengers. LCY now offers the most daily flights to Dublin from any UK airport.
Declan Collier, CEO at London City Airport said: “February has been a very good month for London City Airport, with improvements in the financial services and insurance industries – as well as the financial recovery as a whole – appearing to be major factors. The increase in passenger traffic to Dublin was significant and we’ve wondered if the Ireland V England Six Nations match might have had a role to play, with thousands of England fans making a weekend of it in Dublin.
“Either way, the figures underline the airport’s commitment to delivering on its customer pledges of speed, location and customer experience. Our passengers benefit from the airport’s regional connectivity, greater number of flight options and record of being the UK’s most punctual airport with the most flights on time and shortest average delay.
“The numbers also highlight the importance of our expansion plans. We must develop our infrastructure in order to cope with increased demand and deliver the very best service possible to passengers travelling to and from London City Airport.”