From January to June, the airport, which has seen a surge in demand for international travel since last year, had 902,603 passengers.

This was a 41% rise over last year and a 6% increase over 2018, the previous high records for passenger traffic in the same months since 2009. This was compared to the same period in 2022.

The number of passengers passing through Shannon Airport in June 2018 was 32% higher than June 2022 and 10% higher than June 2019 - the month prior to the Covid epidemic.

With 8,565 people passing through Shannon on June 23, the airport saw its busiest day in seven years.

“The first six months of this year have been our busiest for this time in more than ten years,” according to Mary Considine, chief executive of The Shannon Airport Group.

Mary said in a statement: “With the highest number of passengers recorded for this period since 2009, we are thrilled to witness the resounding success of our 2023 Summer Schedule, and our network of 35 destinations to the UK, Europe and the US for this year.”

“The addition of new services such as our five new routes with Ryanair for this Summer, our daily service to Chicago O'Hare with United Airlines and our recently announced Paris service to Charles De Gaulle with Aer Lingus, will play a pivotal role in continued growth for Shannon," Ms Considine continued.

“The future looks bright as we rebound strongly in the aftermath of the pandemic, and this is driven by our committed staff, and the support and trust of our passengers and partners alike.”