April 12, 2021 Back to all news
Terminal 2 retail area during COVID-19 pandemic.

Just over 123,000 passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in March, an 88% decline compared to the same month last year, and a 95% decline compared to pre-Covid levels.

March 2020 was the first month when passenger numbers at Dublin Airport saw a significant decline due to COVID-19, as traffic fell by 57% that month compared to March 2019. More than 2.45 million people passed through Dublin Airport in March 2019.

Passenger volumes to and from continental Europe fell by 85%, with just over 73,700 passengers travelling to European destinations in March.

British traffic declined by 94% compared to last year, as just over 23,500 passengers travelled to and from Britain in March.

Passenger volumes to and from North America declined by 86%, with almost 18,100 people travelling on transatlantic routes in March.

Other international passenger traffic to the Middle East fell by 84%, with almost 6,900 passengers travelling in March. The number of passengers on domestic routes fell by 68%, as just over than 1,100 passengers took domestic flights last month.  

Almost 443,000 passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport in the first quarter of this year, which is 91% decline compared to the same period last year.


Passenger Numbers


March 2021



March 2020

1 million


March 2019

2.45 million