Dublin Airport reports major increase in average footfall for referendum 3 years ago

Dublin Airport reports major increase in average footfall for referendum

Dublin Airport has announced that it is expecting to see no fewer than 100,000 people go through its doors on Friday.

As Ireland goes to the polls throughout the day to decide on the Eighth Amendment, thousands have returned home to vote in the landmark referendum.

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In a tweet posted this morning, Dublin Airport wrote: "Over 100,000 people will travel through Dublin Airport today. If you’re one of them, welcome."

According to its website's Facts and Figures page, Dublin Airport usually expects to see 27.9 million passengers per year, which breaks down as an average of roughly 76,000 per day. Given that there will be over 100,000 on the runway today, Ireland's largest airport is expecting at least a 25% increase on its usual footfall.

Polls for today's referendum opened at 7am this morning and will remain open until 10pm tonight.