DUBLIN, Ireland – International travel to and from Ireland has picked up remarkably, according to a report issued earlier this week by Dublin Airport.
Just over 2.6 million passengers transited Ireland’s major airport last month, an increase of 2.4 million passengers over 2021.
The number represents 87% of passenger numbers for the same month prior to the pandemic (May 2019).
Almost 9.2m passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport in the first five months of 2022, representing an increase of 1,138% versus last year and around 74% of 2019 levels.
In May, passenger volumes to and from Continental Europe saw an increase of 1.4m versus the same month last year. That number was down by just -5% when compared with May 2019.
UK traffic reached almost 700,000 in May an increase of 650,000 on the same month last year, and around 78% of May 2019 traffic.
Passenger volumes to and from North America were also at around 77% versus May 2019, as around 320,000 passengers travelled on transatlantic routes. Dublin Airport saw an increase of around 290k passengers travelling to and from North America in May 2022 versus the same period last year.
International passenger traffic to the Middle East totalled around 51,000, which was 47,000 more than travelled in May 2021, but -8% lower than in 2019.