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 October 2022 was almost twice that of October 2021 numbers, but only 94% of the level seen in the same month in 2019 (before COVID-19). There were 2,689,667 passengers handled by Dublin airport in October 2022 compared with 253,972 for the same month in 2020.
(Note: Knock airport was closed from April to June 2020 and from February to May 2021. Cork Airport was closed in October 2021. Data for Kerry and Shannon not available at time of publication.)
More detailed statistics can be found under “Data”.
1 Passenger numbers refer to commercial passengers only. Transit passengers are included and are counted twice (i.e. both as arriving and departing passengers)
2 Knock airport was closed from April to June 2020 and from February to May 2021 and Cork airport was closed in October 2021
3 Data for Kerry and Shannon not available at time of publication for October 2022