Some 22,500 passengers arrived at and departed Dublin Airport yesterday as international travel restrictions eased.
This was 87% less than pre-Covid levels during the same period in 2019. In 2019, 116,000 people passed through Dublin Airport per day in peak season.
For the past two weeks, the daily average for arriving and departing passenger numbers had been 14,000.
Ryanair CEO Eddie Wilson said the EU digital travel cert was working well and will gradually become part of the travel experience, like presenting a passport.
The lion’s share of passengers were vaccinated, he said, and he predicted that travel would shortly return to “some level of normality”. Bookings were very strong, he added, as travel was returning to normal throughout Europe and in the US.