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CSO statistical release, 19 April 2018, 11am

Aviation Statistics

Quarter 4 and Year 2017

Number of passengers handled by main Irish airports
 20162017% change
Quarter 47,518,0467,876,478+4.8
January to December32,741,22734,439,299+5.2

Increase of 5.2% in number of passengers handled by main Irish airports in 2017

Aviation Statistics Q4 2017 Figure 1
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In 2017, 34.4 million passengers passed through the main Irish airports, an increase of 5.2% over the previous year. See table 1.

In the fourth quarter of 2017, almost 7.9 million passengers passed through the main Irish airports, an increase of 4.8% over the same period in 2016.

Passenger numbers increased in 2017 in Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Kerry and Knock airports, while passenger numbers decreased in Shannon, Connemara and Inishmore airports, when compared with 2016. The five main airports accounted for 99.8% of all air passenger numbers while Dublin airport accounted for 85.3% of all air passengers carried in 2017. See table 2.