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  1. Dublin Airport has been shortlisted for three international social media awards.

    The Moodies, which reward best practice in social and digital media among airports and airport retailers globally, has nominated Dublin Airport for the Best Twitter Feed, the Best Use of Instagram and the Best Use of Social & Digital Media by an airport.
    “Social media has been an essential element of our communications activities for several years and we are delighted that our efforts have been recognised with these awards nominations,” said daa’s Chief Communications Officer Paul O’Kane.
    “Social media allows Dublin Airport to connect with the public in an engaging and informal way,” Mr O’Kane added. “Our social media channels are perfect for getting clear messages out quickly, posting information and updates on key developments and allowing Dublin Airport to have conversations with its customers through sharing photos, videos, and user generated content.”

    Dublin Airport has twice previously been named the world’s Best Airport Twitter Feed at the Moodies and has also won four other awards for its social media accounts.

    Dublin Airport has the world’s fourth largest Twitter account with more than 260,000 followers. Last year, Dublin Airport’s tweets were seen by 28 million people at home and abroad, almost matching the airport’s record throughput of 29.6 million passengers in 2017.

    Dublin Airport is shortlisted in the Twitter category alongside airports such as Amsterdam Schiphol, Heathrow, Gatwick, and Dubai and several international airport retailers.

    In the Instagram category, Dublin Airport’s account, which has almost 34,000 followers, is shortlisted alongside airports such as Changi in Singapore, Chicago O’Hare, Heathrow, LAX, and Sydney.

    Dublin is one of 10 airports shortlisted in the overall use of social media category, alongside airports such as Bristol, Changi, Copenhagen, Dallas, Helsinki, Heathrow, and Ireland West.

    The Moodies, which are now in their fifth year, are organised by the Moodie Davitt Report and cover 22 separate categories for social, mobile and digital media activity by airports and airport retailers globally.

    The award winners will be announced later this month.
  2. More than 2.1 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport last month, making it the busiest December in the airport’s history.
    Passenger numbers were up 6% during the month.
    Passenger volumes to and from continental Europe grew by 8% with more than 988,000 people travelling to European destinations during the month.

    UK traffic remained static, with over 800,000 passengers travelling to and from UK destinations in December.

    Transatlantic volumes increased by 18% as almost 234,000 passengers travelled to and from North America during the month.

    Other international passenger traffic, which includes flights to the Middle East and Africa, grew by 20% with more than 82,000 passengers travelling this route sector in December.
    Passenger numbers on domestic flights declined by 5%, with almost 8,500 travelling on domestic routes during the month.

    More than 128,000 passengers transferred at Dublin during December, which was a 20% increase.
    Dublin Airport welcomed a record 29.6 million passengers in 2017, a 6% increase over the same period last year. An additional 1.7 million passengers travelled through the airport in 2017.

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