According to data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), the number of passenger journeys on buses in Dublin during the week that started on 20 March of this year was 17% higher than the number taken during the same week in 2019 - before the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Meanwhile, outside of Dublin that week, the number of bus journeys during the week that started on 20 March of this year was 28% higher than the figure recorded for the same week in 2019, according to the CSO.
Luas And Rail Journeys
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 20 March 2023, but the number of Luas journeys in the week that started on 20 March of this year was 12% higher than the level recorded during the same week in 2019.
Airport Passenger Data
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Additionally, the number of passengers in Dublin Airport in March of this year was 35% higher than in March of last year – and 1% higher than the level seen in the same month in 2019 – with 2,817,569 passengers being handled by Dublin, Cork, Shannon and Knock airports last month, compared to 2,762,145 in March 2019, according to the statement published on CSO.ie.
Additionally, 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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