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New CSO Data Reveals That 87.5% Less People Arrived To ROI Airports During Q3 2020 Than During Q3 2019

Published on Dec 16 2020 10:18 AM in General Industry tagged: Trending Posts / cso / Dublin Airport / Cork Airport / Shannon Airport / Central Statistics Office / Ireland West Airport Knock / Kerry Airport

New CSO Data Reveals That 87.5% Less People Arrived To ROI Airports During Q3 2020 Than During Q3 2019

Newly-released Central Statistics Office (CSO) figures have revealed that 87.5% less people arrived to the Republic of Ireland's airports during the third quarter of 2020 than during the same period last year.

As reported by The Irish Times, 730,000 people arrived to the Republic of Ireland's airports during the three month period that ended on September 30, while 724,000 people departed from them, which was 87.4% less than the number of people that departed from the Republic's airports during the third quarter of 2019.

According to the CSO's data, 1.4 million people passed through the Republic's airports during Q3 2020, which was 10.2 million less than the number of people that passed through them during the same period last year.

Dublin Airport handled 1.27 million passengers during the third quarter of 2020, which was 87% less than the number of people it handled during the same period last year.

Cork Airport handled 90,300 passengers during the third quarter of 2020, which was 89% less than the number of people it handled during the same period last year.

Shannon Airport handled 45,260 passengers during the third quarter of 2020, which was 92% less than the number of people it handled during the same period last year.

Ireland West Airport Knock handled 27,500 passengers during the third quarter of 2020, which was 89% less than the number of people it handled during the same period last year.

Kerry Airport handled 20,000 passengers during the third quarter of 2020, which was 83% less than the number of people it handled during the same period last year.

First Nine Months

22 million less people passed through the Republic's airports during the first nine months of 2020 than during the same period last year.

The Republic's five commercial airports handled 7.5 million people during the first nine months of 2020, which was 22 million less than the number of people that they handled during the same period in 2019.

6.56 million people passed through Dublin Airport during the first nine months of 2020, which was 74% less than the number of people that passed through it during the same period in 2019, while 495,550 people passed through Cork Airport during the first nine months of 2020, which was 76% less than the number of people that passed through it during the same period in 2019, and 261,600 people passed through Shannon Airport, which was 79.5% less than the number of people that passed through it during the same period in 2019.

Flight Arrivals And Departures

24,175 flights arrived to and departed from the Republic's airports during Q3 2020, which was 69% less than the number of flights that arrived to and departed from the airports during the same quarter of last year.

Most Popular Destinations

95.1% of people who departed the Republic on international routes during Q3 2020 travelled to European destinations, with the UK and Spain being the most popular destinations during the period, while the US was both the most popular destination for departures and the most popular origin point for arrivals outside of Europe.

© 2020 Hospitality Ireland – your source for the latest industry news. Article by Dave Simpson. Click subscribe to sign up for the Hospitality Ireland print edition.

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