CSO: Aviation numbers Continue to Rise

Thursday, May 18, 2023. 10:16pm
Press Statement CSO travel central statistics office

Aviation numbers Continue to Rise

Key Findings

  • The number of passengers handled by Shannon airport was 39% higher in April 2023 compared with April 2022 and 33% higher than April 2019.
  • For Cork airport, figures show that the number of passengers in April 2023 was 30% higher than April 2022 figures, and 19% higher than those seen in the same month in 2019.
  • The number of bus journeys in Dublin for week 17 (the week beginning 24 April 2023) was 31% higher compared with the number of journeys in the same week in 2019.
  • The number of bus journeys outside of Dublin for week 17 of 2023 exceeded 2019 figures by 47%.
  • The number of new private cars licensed in April 2023 increased by 12% compared with April 2022.
  • Clearances of autodiesel for March 2023, at 313 million litres, was the highest volume of autodiesel recorded for the month of March since records began in 2000.
  • There were 12 fatalities on Irish roads in April 2023 compared with nine in April 2022 and nine in April 2019.

Statistician’s Comment

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has today (17 May 2023) published its latest Transport Bulletin for April 2023. This bulletin captures changing traffic volumes and the number of journeys taken on public transport. This bulletin is compiled using data collected by Transport Infrastructure Ireland, the Road Safety Authority, the National Transport Authority, Dublin City Council, the Office of the Revenue Commissioners, and the Department of Transport.

Commenting on this latest bulletin, Dr Nele van der Wielen, Statistician in the Transport Division, said: When it comes to public transport, we can see that In April 2023, the number of Luas and bus journeys continued to exceed pre-pandemic figures. The number of bus journeys outside of Dublin for week 17 (the week beginning 24 April 2023) were 47% higher compared with the numbers of journeys in the same week in 2019.

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