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Aviation Data

Source: Dublin, Cork, Shannon, Knock and Kerry airports.

COVID-19 restrictions led to a sharp fall in passengers handled by Irish airports.

The number of passengers in Dublin airport in April 2022 was more than 19 times higher than in April 2021, but only 85% of the level seen in the same month in 2019 (before COVID-19). Dublin airport had 2,369,286 passengers in April 2022 compared with 2,789,660 for the same month in 2019. See Table 4.1 and Figure 4.1.

(Note: Knock airport was closed from April to June 2020 and from February to May 2021. Cork Airport was closed in October 2021. Kerry data for April 2022 was not available at the time of publication.)

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Table 4.1 Number of passengers handled by main airports, 2019 to 2022

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