22 December 2020
Go to release: Air and Sea Travel Statistics November 2020
The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has today (22 December 2020) released Air and Sea Travel Statistics November 2020.
Commenting on the release, Gregg Patrick, Statistician, said: ‘The Air and Sea Travel Statistics for November 2020 show a substantial decrease in overseas travel compared to the preceding month. In November 2020, 103,900 overseas passengers arrived in Ireland, compared to 160,900 in October, a decrease of 35.4%. In November 2020, 96,800 overseas passengers departed from Ireland, compared to 163,300 in October, a decrease of 40.7%.
The November 2020 statistics show that continental routes contributed most to the passenger traffic. Some 54,700 passengers arrived on continental routes and 47,100 passengers departed on continental routes. By way of contrast, 38,800 passengers arrived on cross-channel routes and 39,600 passengers departed on cross-channel routes. Just 4,700 passengers arrived on transatlantic routes and the same number of passengers departed on these routes.
Apart from Great Britain (which accounts for almost all cross-channel routes), the most important routing countries for overseas travel in November 2020 were Spain (12,000 arrivals, 9,700 departures), the Netherlands (8,600 arrivals, 8,500 departures) and Poland (8,100 arrivals, 6,400 departures).
When we look at the year-to-date picture (January-November 2020), the statistics show that 4.3 million overseas passengers travelled to and from Ireland. This compares to 18.8 million overseas passengers in the same period in 2019. This illustrates the continuing and dramatic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on international travel to and from Ireland.’
Gregg Patrick (+353) 21 453 5202 or James Mahon (+353) 21 453 5463
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