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Aviation Statistics

Quarter 4 and Year 2018

Number of passengers handled by main Irish airports
 20172018% change
Quarter 47,876,4788,419,130+6.9
January to December34,439,29936,525,288+6.1

Increase of 6.1% in number of passengers handled by main Irish airports in 2018

Figure 1: Passenger numbers handled by main Irish airports
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In 2018, 36.5 million passengers passed through the main Irish airports, an increase of 6.1% over the previous year. See table 1.

In the fourth quarter of 2018, over 8.4 million passengers passed through the main Irish airports, an increase of 6.9% over the same period in 2017.

Passenger numbers increased in 2018 in Cork, Dublin, Kerry, Knock and Shannon airports, while passenger numbers decreased in Connemara and Inishmore airports, when compared with 2017. The five main airports accounted for 99.8% of all air passenger numbers, while Dublin airport accounted for 85.6% of all air passengers carried in 2018. See table 2.