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CSO statistical release, , 11am

Aviation Statistics

Quarter 4 and Year 2019

Number of passengers handled by main Irish airports
 20182019% change
Quarter 48,419,1308,540,952+1.4
January to December36,525,28838,053,418+4.2

Increase of 4.2% in number of passengers handled by main Irish airports in 2019

Figure 1: Passenger numbers handled by main Irish airports
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In 2019, 38.1 million passengers passed through the main Irish airports, an increase of 4.2% over the previous year. See table 1.

In the fourth quarter of 2019, over 8.5 million passengers passed through the main Irish airports, an increase of 1.4% over the same period in 2018.

Passenger numbers increased in 2019 in all airports except for Shannon which decreased. It should be noted that Shannon airport is a fuel stop for many transit flights that are not included in this release. The five main airports accounted for 99.8% of all air passenger numbers while Dublin airport accounted for 85.7% of all air passengers carried in 2019. See table 2.