Since the Covid-19 pandemic began back in March 2020, Dublin Airport has lost over 250,000 flights as a result of the pandemic.
According to EUROCONTROL, approximately 228 flights arrive and depart from Dublin Airport every day which is a 69% reduction but slightly above 2020 levels.
The airport, which has reported a slight decrease in flight traffic in the past week, is placed 39th across European airports. The three most common airlines using Dublin Airport are Ryanair, Aer Lingus and DHL Express.
The most popular destination countries for those leaving Ireland are the UK, Spain, Germany, the US and France.
Ireland is set to resume non-essential international travel on the 19th of July with up to 2 million people due to receive their EU Digital Covid Certificate.
Aer Lingus plans to operate 38 routes to Europe from Dublin and Cork for the summer as the airliner claims that there is a recent increased demand for “sunshine routes” for Spain, Portugal, Greece and Croatia.
Chief Strategy and Planning Officer at Aer Lingus Reid Moody stated, “We believe that the increase in on-line searches we have recently seen to European cities are those planning to visit friends and relatives,”.