November 9, 2020 Back to all news

Almost 263,000 passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in October, a 91% decline compared to the same month last year, as COVID-19 continued to have a devastating impact on passenger numbers.

Passenger volumes to and from continental Europe fell by 89%, as more than 172,000 people travelled to and from European destinations last month.

UK traffic declined by 93% compared to last October, as more than 64,000 passengers travelled to and from Britain during the month.

Passenger volumes to and from North America decreased by 95%, as just over 19,000 passengers travelled on transatlantic routes during October.

Other international passenger traffic to and from the Middle East fell by 93%, with just over 5,600 passengers travelling last month. The number of passengers on domestic routes decreased by 82%, as just over 1,500 people took domestic flights in October.

Just over 6.9 million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport between January and October this year, which is a 76% decline on the first 10 months of last year.

The impact of COVID-19 has meant that 21.4 million fewer passengers have used Dublin Airport so far this year compared to 2019.