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Dublin Airport has just had its busiest ever April in terms of passenger numbers, as a phenomenal 2.5 million people passed through during the 30 days. That equates to more than 80,000 passengers flying in or out every single day.

This year’s numbers represent a 12% increase on April 2016. The biggest percentage increase was in transatlantic traffic. 263,000 people used Dublin Airport to travel to or from North America during April – a 34% increase on last year’s figure.

Passenger volumes to and from Continental Europe increased by 13%, with almost 1.3 million passengers travelling those routes during April. Meanwhile, UK traffic increased by 5% as almost 851,000 passengers travelled to and from the UK last month.

Other international traffic at Dublin Airport, mainly involving the Middle East as either a destination or a stopover hub for South East Asia or Australia, was up by 20%. More than 69,000 people travelling to and from these destinations in April.

Finally, domestic traffic was also up, by 16%, as almost 8,700 people flew on domestic routes during the month.

Unsurprisingly, given the increased passenger numbers, the airport also had its highest ever number of commercial flights for April, with an average of 592 take-offs and landings per day.

The continued growth follows what was a record-breaking 2016 for the airport, when it handled more than 28 million passengers altogether.

It all shows that more and more of us are travelling internationally more often. If you’re among those who will soon be adding to the passenger numbers for this year, we remind you to take out travel insurance for your trip, wherever you’re going. It can make all the difference in the event of something going wrong while you’re away – or even before you go, if you have to cancel your trip due to unforeseen circumstances such as illness or bereavement.


At Insure My Holiday, we offer some of the most comprehensive and most cost-effective travel insurance available in Ireland, for all passengers and for all sectors.

This includes single trip travel insurance, annual multi trip travel insurance, family travel insurance (where the kids go free!), business travel insurance, cruise travel insurance, and travel insurance for over 65s, over 70s, and over 75s.

No matter which policy you seek, you have the option of our Gold Plan Travel Insurance or Platinum Plan Travel Insurance, both with great levels of cover and benefits –

Key benefits of our Gold Plan travel insurance

  • Medical Expenses Cover of €5 Million
  • Personal Luggage Cover of €2,000
  • Personal Money and Documents Cover of €1,600
  • Delayed Departure Cover of €200
  • Cancellation or Curtailment Cover of €4,000
  • Abandonment Cover of €4,000
  • Missed Departure Cover of €500
  • Personal Accident Cover of €55,000
  • Personal Liability Cover of €2,000,000
  • Third Party Supplier Insolvency Cover of €2,000
  • Schedule Airline Failure Cover of €1,000
  • Legal Expenses Cover of €10,000
  • Hijack Cover of €1,000
  • Catastrophe Cover of €750
  • Credit or Cash Card Fraud Cover of €300

Key benefits of our Platinum Plan travel insurance

  • Medical Expenses Cover of €10 Million
  • Personal Luggage Cover of €3,000
  • Personal Money and Documents Cover of €2,000
  • Delayed Departure Cover of €400
  • Cancellation or Curtailment Cover of €6,000
  • Abandonment Cover of €6,000
  • Missed Departure Cover of €600
  • Personal Accident Cover of €95,000
  • Personal Liability Cover of €2,000,000
  • Third Party Supplier Insolvency Cover of €2,000
  • Schedule Airline Failure Cover €2,000
  • Legal Expenses Cover €20,000
  • Hijack Cover of €2,000
  • Catastrophe Cover of €1,000
  • Credit or Cash Card Fraud Cover of €500

All are as generous or more generous as you will find with any other travel insurance provider, so it all adds up to even more great reasons to choose Insuremyholiday.ie for all your travel insurance needs.

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