Press Statement Air and Sea Travel Statistics July 2022

Wednesday, August 31, 2022. 3:48pm
Press Statement Air and Sea Travel Statistics July 2022

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has today (30 August 2022) released Air and Sea Travel Statistics for July 2022

Key Findings

In July 2022:

  • More than 1,965,400 passengers arrived in Ireland on overseas routes.
  • This compares with 380,700 arrivals in July 2021 (a five-fold increase).
  • Some 1,783,600 passengers arrived by air and 181,800 by sea.
  • More arrivals came via Great Britain (661,200) than via any other country.
Press Statement Air and Sea Travel Statistics July 2022

Statistician’s Comment

Commenting on the release, Gregg Patrick, Statistician, said: “The latest Air and Sea Travel Statistics show 1,965,400 overseas passengers arrived in Ireland in July 2022. This is a very substantial increase on July 2021, when 380,700 overseas passengers arrived (and an even more substantial increase on July 2020, when just 227,300 overseas passengers arrived). However, overseas arrivals remain significantly lower (12%) than pre-pandemic July 2019, when 2,225,900 overseas passengers arrived.

The recovery is seen in both modes of travel (air and sea), although the recovery in air travel is most pronounced (with a five-fold increase compared to July 2021). The recovery is also spread across all major routes, with transatlantic traffic up most in relative terms with eight transatlantic passengers arriving in July 2022 for every one in July 2021. Among the continental routes, Spanish routes were the busiest, with 277,200 passengers arriving on these routes, a more than six-fold increase compared to July 2021.

However, in overall terms, Great Britain remained the most important departure country for overseas travellers to Ireland, with 661,200 passengers arriving on air and sea routes from Great Britain, compared to just 122,700 in July 2021.”

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