Air traffic levels rose considerably on a monthly basis in July, according to the Irish Aviation Authority, however they remain well down year-on-year as air travel remains limited in the context of Covid-19.

The number of flights handled by the IAA last month was down 70% on the numbers handled in July 2019.

That comes after traffic figures in the second quarter of 2020 were 82% lower year-on-year.

However when compared to June, traffic volumes were 59% higher, as the easing of some Government restrictions allowed the resumption of some aviation services.

The IAA said July represented another poor month for the industry, but there were also some "green shoots of recovery visible".

However it also said that the sector was still in "a precarious situation and any recovery must be sustained and long term".

The IAA said it handled almost 57,000 flights in the second quarter of 2020 - compared to 317,622 in the same period of 2019.

Of those, 26,105 were transatlantic - down 81% on the second quarter of 2019.

Meanwhile 19,818 were overflights - flights which enter Irish airspace but do not land here. That figure was 79% lower year-on-year.
Air traffic levels rose considerably on a monthly basis in July, according to the Irish Aviation Authority, however they remain well down year-on-year as air travel remains limited in the context of Covid-19.

The number of flights handled by the IAA last month was down 70% on the numbers handled in July 2019.

That comes after traffic figures in the second quarter of 2020 were 82% lower year-on-year.

However when compared to June, traffic volumes were 59% higher, as the easing of some Government restrictions allowed the resumption of some aviation services.

The IAA said July represented another poor month for the industry, but there were also some "green shoots of recovery visible".

However it also said that the sector was still in "a precarious situation and any recovery must be sustained and long term".

The IAA said it handled almost 57,000 flights in the second quarter of 2020 - compared to 317,622 in the same period of 2019.

Of those, 26,105 were transatlantic - down 81% on the second quarter of 2019.

Meanwhile 19,818 were overflights - flights which enter Irish airspace but do not land here. That figure was 79% lower year-on-year.

Air traffic levels rose considerably on a monthly basis in July, according to the Irish Aviation Authority, however they remain well down year-on-year as air travel remains limited in the context of Covid-19.

The number of flights handled by the IAA last month was down 70% on the numbers handled in July 2019.

That comes after traffic figures in the second quarter of 2020 were 82% lower year-on-year.

However when compared to June, traffic volumes were 59% higher, as the easing of some Government restrictions allowed the resumption of some aviation services.

The IAA said July represented another poor month for the industry, but there were also some "green shoots of recovery visible".

However it also said that the sector was still in "a precarious situation and any recovery must be sustained and long term".

The IAA said it handled almost 57,000 flights in the second quarter of 2020 - compared to 317,622 in the same period of 2019.

Of those, 26,105 were transatlantic - down 81% on the second quarter of 2019.

Meanwhile 19,818 were overflights - flights which enter Irish airspace but do not land here. That figure was 79% lower year-on-year.

Air traffic levels rose considerably on a monthly basis in July, according to the Irish Aviation Authority, however they remain well down year-on-year as air travel remains limited in the context of Covid-19.

The number of flights handled by the IAA last month was down 70% on the numbers handled in July 2019.

That comes after traffic figures in the second quarter of 2020 were 82% lower year-on-year.

However when compared to June, traffic volumes were 59% higher, as the easing of some Government restrictions allowed the resumption of some aviation services.

The IAA said July represented another poor month for the industry, but there were also some "green shoots of recovery visible".

However it also said that the sector was still in "a precarious situation and any recovery must be sustained and long term".

The IAA said it handled almost 57,000 flights in the second quarter of 2020 - compared to 317,622 in the same period of 2019.

Of those, 26,105 were transatlantic - down 81% on the second quarter of 2019.

Meanwhile 19,818 were overflights - flights which enter Irish airspace but do not land here. That figure was 79% lower year-on-year.

"Aviation is one of the success stories of the Irish State, and it is in Ireland's interest to see a return to growth of the air transport industry, which until the recent crisis supported over €8.5 billion of GDP annually and employed in excess of 140,000 people," said IAA CEO Peter Kearney. "The scale of the crisis is immense, but I am confident that the Irish aviation sector has the flexibility and resilience to navigate the turbulence in the months and years ahead."