Dublin was London City Airport’s (LCA) second busiest route after Edinburgh, Scotland, in February.
Passenger numbers to Dublin climbed 194pc compared to February 2014, with over 35,500 passengers travelling to Dublin through LYC.
Dublin is benefitting from increased capacity as a result of new services by Flybe and British Airways, which along with the longstanding CityJet service, mean LCY now offers the most daily flights to Ireland’s capital from any UK airport.
Overall, passenger traffic last month was up 33.4pc 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.
Declan Collier, CEO at London City Airport and pictured said: “February has been a very good month for LYC, 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.”