Air and Sea Travel Statistics July 2021
Overseas travel increases in July
- In July 2021, 380,700 passengers arrived in Ireland on overseas routes (up 138% on June 2021)
- In the same month, 428,600 passengers departed from Ireland on overseas routes (up 115% on the previous month)
- Overseas travel was considerably higher than in July 2020, when 227,300 passengers arrived, and 275,400 passengers departed
- Overseas travel remains dramatically lower than pre-pandemic July 2019, when 2,225,900 passengers arrived, and 2,183,900 passengers departed
Go to release: Air and Sea Travel Statistics July 2021
The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has today (30 August 2021) released Air and Sea Travel Statistics July 2021.
Commenting on the release, Gregg Patrick, Statistician, said: “The Air and Sea Travel Statistics for July 2021 show a rise in overseas travel compared to the preceding month. In July 2021, 380,700 overseas passengers arrived in Ireland, compared to 160,000 in June 2021, an increase of 138%. In July 2021, 428,600 overseas passengers departed from Ireland, compared to 199,100 in June 2021, an increase of 115%.
The July 2021 statistics show that continental routes contributed most to the passenger traffic. Some 217,700 passengers arrived on continental routes and 287,300 passengers departed on continental routes. By way of contrast, 123,100 passengers arrived on cross-channel routes and 110,800 passengers departed on cross-channel routes. Just 26,700 passengers arrived on transatlantic routes and 18,300 passengers departed on these routes.
Apart from Great Britain (which accounted for almost all cross-channel routes), the most important routing countries for overseas travel in July 2021 were Spain (42,300 arrivals, 66,400 departures), Poland (26,000 arrivals, 36,500 departures) and France (23,100 arrivals, 27,400 departures).
When we look at the year-to-date picture (January-July 2021), the statistics show that 919,800 overseas passengers arrived in Ireland and 1,036,100 overseas passengers departed from Ireland. This compares to both 3.4 million arrivals and departures in the same period in 2020 and 11.6 million arrivals and 11.7 million departures in the same period in 2019. This illustrates the ongoing dramatic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on international travel to and from Ireland.”
For further information contact:
Gregg Patrick (+353) 21 453 5202 or James Mahon (+353) 21 453 5463
or email [email protected]