Roughly 9.1 million passengers handed by way of the State’s 5 most important airports within the second quarter of the 12 months, 15 instances extra  than was famous throughout the identical interval of 2021.

Figures from the Central Statistics Workplace (CSO) present a further 8.5 million passengers used Dublin, Shannon, Cork, Knock and Kerry airports in April-June in comparison with the identical three months final 12 months.

Regardless of the sizeable improve, this 12 months’s Q2 passenger figures remained 13 per cent under the identical quarter of 2019.

Within the first half of the 12 months (January-June), 13.8 million passengers handed by way of the 5 airports, up 12.8 million on the identical interval of 2021.

The variety of flights to and from the primary airports elevated by greater than 54,500 within the second quarter of the 12 months in comparison with Q2 of 2021, however remained 11 per cent under the identical interval of 2019.

Dublin Airport dealt with the bulk (84 per cent) of the State’s 66,000 flights within the second quarter of the 12 months, whereas Cork was the second-busiest airport with 7 per cent.

London-Heathrow, London-Gatwick and Amsterdam-Schiphol remained the preferred routes for passengers passing by way of Dublin, whereas the highest route for each Cork and Shannon was London-Heathrow.