Published on December 22nd, 2019 | by Mark Dwyer0
Passenger Numbers at Irish Airports up 4.2% in Q3
Central Statistics Office (CSO) Aviation Statistics for 2019 Q3 show overall passenger numbers handled by Irish airports up 4.2% on 2018 Q3. Highest growth rate was Cork at 7.7%, followed by Dublin at 4.5%, Knock 3.3% and Kerry 1.8% with Shannon down 4.4%.
The total number of trips (Irish residents’ trips overseas plus trips to Ireland) in November 2019 decreased by 0.7% to 1,300,900 when compared to twelve months earlier. There were 688,600 trips to Ireland by overseas residents in November 19, a decrease of 7.1%. Trips by British residents decreased by 7.4% to 277,600, trips by other European residents decreased by 6.8% to 240,000, trips by residents of USA and Canada decreased by 9.5% to 131,100. Trips to Ireland from other areas increased by 3.6% to 40,000. Irish residents made 612,300 overseas trips in November 19, an increase of 7.6%.
IAA Traffic Statistics for November
Irish Aviation Authority traffic statistics published for November paint an interesting picture. All state airports showed a decrease in traffic movements when compared to November 2018. Shannon was the worst affected with a 9.5% drop in traffic, followed by Dublin down 4.1% and Cork down 3.3%. North Atlantic Communications flights were down 6.2% as well as enroute flights which were down 2.7%. On the year as a whole, things looked a bit better with Cork and Dublin showing growth at 13.7% and 2.7% respectively. Shannon has seen a drop of 2.9% in traffic in the year to November. North Atlantic Communications flights say a modest growth of 0.9% with enroute flights up 1.2%.