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Passenger Journeys On Public Transport Were Below Pre-Pandemic Levels At End Of May

By Dave Simpson

According to data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), the number of passenger journeys on public transport at the end of May was the highest since March of 2020, but was below pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels.

Public Transport Fares

In a statement published on its website, the CSO also said that public transport fares were reduced by an average of 20% in the greater Dublin area, which is in line with similar fare reductions across other public transport services in April of this year.

Airport Passenger Data

Additionally, the statement published on the CSO's website said that COVID-19 restrictions led to a sharp decrease in the number of passengers that were handled by Irish airports.

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The number of passengers in Dublin Airport in June of this year was close to 10 times higher than in June of last year, but 88% of the level seen in the same month in 2019, with there being 2,822,682 passengers in June of 2022 and 3,202,409 in pre-pandemic June of 2019, according to the statement published on the CSO’s website.

The statement published on the CSO's website also noted that Ireland West Airport Knock was closed from April to June of 2020 and from February to May of 2021, and that Cork Airport was closed in October of 2021, and that Kerry data for May of this year was not available at the time of the publication of the statement.

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