|Number of passengers handled by main Irish airports|
|January to December||38,053,418||8,293,330||-78.2|
In 2020, 8.3 million passengers passed through the main Irish airports, a drop of almost 80% (-78.2%) on the previous year. See table 1.
In the fourth quarter of 2020, 759,015 passengers passed through the main Irish airports, a fall of 91.1% over the same period in 2019.
The data shows significant decreases in air passenger numbers for 2020. These decreases are associated with the restrictions imposed due to COVID-19. It should be noted that Shannon airport is a fuel stop for many transit flights. The five main airports accounted for 99.6% of all air passenger numbers while Dublin airport accounted for 87.3% of all air passengers carried in 2020. See table 2.