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Date Last Updated: 16-06-2023

Survey Name:

Aviation Statistics

Survey purpose:

The aviation statistics release provides information on the number of passengers and freight handled by the five main airports, Cork, Dublin, Kerry, Knock and Shannon.

Legislative Basis National:

S.I. No. 10/2020 - Statistics (Carriage of Passengers, Freight and Mail by Air) Order 2020.

Legislative Basis European:

REGULATION (EC) No 437/2003 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 27 February 2003 on statistical returns in respect of the carriage of passengers, freight and mail by air

Commission Regulation (EC) No. 546/2005



Statistical Population:

The results are based on a full census, i.e. all variables are fully reported by each airport to the Central Statistics Office.

Sampling Frame:

Administrative Data is received on a monthly basis from the main Irish airports and we receive data annually from the regional airports.

Reference Area:

Administrative Data is received on a monthly basis the main Irish airports.

Time Coverage:

2005 to 2023

Base Period:

Not applicable

Sector Coverage:

All Irish airports

Survey Size:

Administrative data from all Irish airports

Principal Variables:

Airport origin and destination, number of passengers, air freight, flight types: arrival and departure, scheduled and non-scheduled, passenger and freight.

Principal External Users:

Eurostat, Airports

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Business Statistics

Contact Person:

Dr Nele van der Wielen

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Noreen Dorgan

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000