800 passengers use Kerry Airport in three months

Ten million fewer passengers used Irish airports in April, May and June compared to the same period last year.

Just 164,400 people passed through our five main airports in Dublin, Cork, Shannon, Kerry and Knock, according to new CSO data.

These new figures from the Central Statistics Office highlight the dramatic impact Covid-19 has had on Irish air travel in the past six months.

In April, May and June, 164,400 people passed through Dublin, Cork, Shannon, Knock and Kerry – a drop of more than 10.3 million compared to the same period last year.

155,000 were in Dublin, 7,800 in Cork, 800 in Kerry and 120 in Shannon.

Knock recorded none as it was closed over the period.

Flight numbers during the three months also dipped by more than 67,500.

The figures also show that 88 percent of passengers travelled to or from Europe, with the UK and Netherlands the most popular.

Outside of Europe the most popular routes was the US.