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IAA Releases August 2020 Flight Statistics

10 Sep 2020

The Irish Aviation Authority has today published Irish and trans-Atlantic air traffic figures for the month of August 2020 and a comparison with the same period in 2019. 

  • A total of 39,691 flights handled in August 2020 v 113,606 movements in August 2019
  • Commercial traffic at State airports was down by 65.1% in August 2020 compared to August 2019
  • Trans-Atlantic traffic handled down 68.9% in August 2020 compared to same month in 2019
  • En-Route traffic (flights which do not land in Ireland) down 66.6% v August 2019

State airport commercial traffic in August 2020:

  • Dublin airport recorded 7,786 flights, a 65.2% decrease;
  • Cork airport traffic saw 732 movements, down 68%; 
    Shannon airport reported 725 flights, a 60.7% decrease in movements.
All August 2020 air traffic statistics and comparative for 2019 can be found at on the IAA monthly review webpage at
Monthly Stats August