List of the busiest airports in the Republic of Ireland

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Aircraft at Dublin

The following table shows 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 passenger traffic statistics for the three largest airports in Ireland, ranked by total passenger traffic each year. The data also shows total aircraft movements at each airport based on statistics published by the Irish Aviation Authority.

Dublin serves as the largest airport in Ireland, and in 2012 was the 23rd busiest airport in Europe. Ireland has three main airports - Cork, Dublin, and Shannon. There are also regional airports at Donegal, Galway, Knock, Kerry, Sligo and Waterford.

Many airlines serve Ireland with Aer Arann, Aer Lingus, Aer Lingus Regional and Ryanair having a significant presence at Irish Airports.

Ireland is well connected with Europe mainly through Dublin and Cork Airports. The United Kingdom is the most flown to country from Ireland.[1]

Three largest airports by total passenger traffic[edit]

2010 / 2011 data[edit]

Rank
2011
Airport Location Code
(IATA/ICAO)
Total
Passengers
2010
Total
Passengers
2011
Passengers
Change
2010/11
Aircraft
movements
2011
1 Dublin Airport Dublin DUB/EIDW 18,431,064[2] 18,740,593[3] Increase1.7% 154,457
2 Cork Airport Cork ORK/EICK 02,425,131[2] 02,361,947[3] Decrease2.6% 022,173
3 Shannon Airport Limerick/Shannon SNN/EINN 01,755,885[2] 01,625,453[3] Decrease7.4% TBC
TOTAL 22,612,080 22,727,993 Increase0.5% TBC

2009 / 2010 data[edit]

Rank
2010
Airport Location Code
(IATA/ICAO)
Total
Passengers
2009
Total
Passengers
2010
Passengers
Change
2009/10
Aircraft
movements
2010
1 Dublin Airport Dublin DUB/EIDW 20,503,677[2] 18,431,064[2] Decrease10.1% 160,324[4]
2 Cork Airport Cork ORK/EICK 02,769,048[2] 02,425,131[2] Decrease12.4% 048,289[4]
3 Shannon Airport Limerick/Shannon SNN/EINN 02,794,563[5] 01,755,885[2] Decrease37.2% 027,359[4]
TOTAL 26,067,288 22,612,080 Decrease13.3% 235,972

2008 / 2009 data[edit]

Rank
2009
Airport Location Code
(IATA/ICAO)
Total
Passengers
2008
Total
Passengers
2009
Passengers
Change
2008/09
Aircraft
movements
2009
1 Dublin Airport Dublin DUB/EIDW 23,466,711[2] 20,503,677[2] Decrease12.6% 176,801[4]
2 Shannon Airport Limerick/Shannon SNN/EINN 03,169,529[5] 02,794,563[5] Decrease11.8% 034,936[4]
3 Cork Airport Cork ORK/EICK 03,258,639[2] 02,769,048[2] Decrease15.0% 052,769[4]
TOTAL 29,894,879 26,067,288 Decrease12.8% 264,506

2007 / 2008 data[edit]

Rank
2008
Airport Location Code
(IATA/ICAO)
Total
Passengers
2007
Total
Passengers
2008
Passengers
Change
2007/08
Aircraft
movements
2008
1 Dublin Airport Dublin DUB/EIDW 23,287,438[2] 23,466,711[2] Increase00.8% 196,058[6]
2 Cork Airport Cork ORK/EICK 03,180,259[2] 03,258,639[2] Increase02.5% 036,140[6]
3 Shannon Airport Limerick/Shannon SNN/EINN 03,620,623[5] 03,169,529[5] Decrease12.5% 035,630[6]
TOTAL 30,088,320 29,894,879 Decrease00.6% 267,828

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