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Press Statement


28 March 2022

Air and Sea Travel Statistics February 2022

Overseas travel increased in February 2022
  • In February 2022, 787,300 passengers arrived in Ireland on overseas routes (up 35% on January 2022)
  • In the same month, 785,200 passengers departed from Ireland on overseas routes (up 40% on January 2022)
  • Overseas travel was considerably higher in February 2022 than in February 2021, when 54,800 passengers arrived, and 53,200 passengers departed
  • Overseas travel in February 2022 remains considerably lower than pre-pandemic February 2020, when 1,215,100 passengers arrived, and 1,203,300 passengers departed

Go to release: Air and Sea Travel Statistics February 2022

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has today (28 March 2022) released Air and Sea Travel Statistics February 2022.

Commenting on the release, Gregg Patrick, Statistician, said: “The Air and Sea Travel Statistics for February 2022 show an increase in overseas travel compared with the preceding month. In February 2022, 787,300 overseas passengers arrived in Ireland, compared to 584,100 in January 2022, an increase of 35%. In February 2022, 785,200 overseas passengers departed from Ireland, compared to 562,300 in January 2022, an increase of 40%.


The February 2022 statistics show that continental routes contributed most to the passenger traffic. Some 407,700 passengers arrived on continental routes and 404,600 passengers departed on continental routes. By way of contrast, 318,600 passengers arrived on cross-channel routes and 319,500 passengers departed on cross-channel routes. Just 38,100 passengers arrived on transatlantic routes and 38,800 passengers departed on these routes.


Apart from Great Britain (which accounted for all cross-channel routes), the most important routing countries for overseas travel in February 2022 were Spain (94,100 arrivals, 97,100 departures), France (52,300 arrivals, 50,600 departures) and Germany (40,900 arrivals, 38,000 departures)."

For further information contact:

Gregg Patrick (+353) 21 453 5202 or James Mahon (+353) 21 453 5463

or email

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