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Air and Sea Travel Statistics January 2021

02/03/2021

Press Statement Air and Sea Travel Statistics January 2021

Overseas travel falls in January
  • In January 2021, 108,000 passengers arrived in Ireland on overseas routes (down 34.3% on December 2020)
  • In the same month, 118,700 passengers departed from Ireland on overseas routes (down 33.6% in the month)
  • Some 79,500 passengers arrived on continental routes and 64,600 passengers departed on continental routes
  • Overseas travel remained considerably lower than in January 2020, when 1,235,100 passengers arrived, and 1,239,800 passengers departed

Go to release: Air and Sea Travel Statistics January 2021

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has today (01 March 2021) released Air and Sea Travel Statistics January 2021.

Commenting on the release, Gregg Patrick, Statistician, said: “The Air and Sea Travel Statistics for January 2021 show a substantial fall in overseas travel compared to the preceding month. In January 2021, 108,000 overseas passengers arrived in Ireland, compared to 164,400 in December 2020, a decrease of 34.3%. In January 2021, 118,700 overseas passengers departed from Ireland, compared to 178,800 in December 2020, a decrease of 33.6%.

The January 2021 statistics show that continental routes contributed most to the passenger traffic. Some 79,500 passengers arrived on continental routes and 64,600 passengers departed on continental routes. By way of contrast, 15,100 passengers arrived on cross-channel routes and 36,700 passengers departed on cross-channel routes. Just 4,900 passengers arrived via transatlantic routes and 8,600 passengers departed via these routes.

Apart from Great Britain (which accounts for all cross-channel routes), the most important routing countries for overseas travel in January 2021 were Spain (14,700 arrivals, 11,700 departures), Poland (11,300 arrivals, 7,100 departures) and France (9,800 arrivals, 8,100 departures).”

For further information contact:

Gregg Patrick (+353) 21 453 5202 or James Mahon (+353) 21 453 5463

or email [email protected]

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