According to data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), the number of passenger journeys on buses in Dublin during the week that started on 24 April of this year was 31% higher than the number taken during the same week in 2019 – before the Covid-19 pandemic began.
Meanwhile, outside of Dublin in the week that started on 24 April of this year, the number of bus journeys was 47% higher than the figure recorded for the same week in 2019, according to the CSO.
Luas And Rail Journeys
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In a statement published on its website, the CSO noted that there is no comparable 2019 data for the number of rail journeys during the week that started on 24 April 2023, but the number of Luas journeys in the week that started on 24 April of this year was 14% higher than the level recorded during the same week in 2019.
Airport Passenger Data
Additionally, the number of passengers in Dublin Airport during the first four months of this year was 1% higher than the level seen during the same period in 2019 – with 9,401,269 passengers being handled by Dublin Airport during the first four months of this year, compared to 9,269,974 during the first four months of 2019, according to the statement published on CSO.ie.
In April of this year, Cork Airport handled 30% more passengers than it did in April of last year, and 19% more than it did in April 2019, while Shannon Airport passenger numbers increased by 39%, year on year, in April of this year, and by 33% higher compared to April 2019, according to the statement published on CSO.ie, which also noted that 3,273,674 passengers were handled by Dublin, Cork, Shannon and Knock airports last month, compared to 3,161,181 in April 2019.
The same statement noted that Ireland West Airport Knock was closed from April to June 2020 and from February to May 2021, Cork Airport was closed in October 2021, and Kerry Airport data was not available at the time of the publication of the statement.
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