Airports Council International Europe say the number of passengers handled by its members fell by 81.7 per cent in the first 3 months of this year, compared with the same period in 2019. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Almost 400 million fewer passengers travelled through European airports in the first three months of the year compared with the same period in 2019, (...)

The Government imposed some of the EU’s toughest restrictions on travel, hospitality and other businesses last year in an effort to contain Covid-19. Photograph: iStock

Travel chiefs voiced anger at Government’s lack of post-Covid recovery plans for their industries at a private meeting hosted by State body Fáilte Ire(...)

Dublin Airport had lost more than 24 million passengers by December last year while Cork was down 2 million. Photograph: iStock

Irish airports were among the worst hit last year as European air travel plunged to its lowest level in a quarter of a century in the face of Covid-19(...)

Shannon Airport’s passenger numbers fell by  79 per cent last year. Photograph: iStock

Passenger numbers at Shannon Airport tumbled almost 1.4 million to 352,000 people in the face of last year’s Covid-19 travel restrictions. The news c(...)

A Covid-19 test being taken at Düsseldorf airport. Photograph: Sarah Pabst/Bloomberg

Global aviation bodies, backed by leading Irish industry players, have stepped up calls for a common EU testing regime to end Covid-19 travel restrict(...)

Passengers departing from the Republic to other EU countries could be obliged to have a confirmed negative Covid test result before travelling. Similarly, those arriving in the State from other parts of the EU could require a confirmed negative test to fly here. Photograph; Getty Images

Authorities at Dublin and Cork airports are in talks about opening pre-departure Covid-19 testing units in the airports. Tánaiste Leo Varadkar confir(...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen: urged to ensure the commission implements an EU testing protocol to avoid quarantines and reopen borders.

Groups representing Irish and EU aviation and tourism want European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen to end travel chaos in the bloc by intro(...)

Dublin was Europe’s fastest growing category one airport – those handling 25 million-plus passengers – in the three months ended September 30th

Dublin’s and Shannon’s status as the only EU airports with US pre-clearance is under threat as Washington is considering opening similar facilities i(...)

Flights to and from Dublin Airport grew 7.6 per cent to 20,154 in July from 18,732 during the same month last year.

Dublin was confirmed as Europe’s fastest-growing major airport on Tuesday as figures showed strong overall increases in Irish air traffic this year. (...)