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Traffic count data slightly below 2019 figures

CSO statistical publication, , 11am

Aviation passenger numbers not yet back to 2019 levels

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”.

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