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9646: IRELAND SEES FIFTH LARGEST DROP IN COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS DUE TO COVID

Tuesday 16 February 2021
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The number of commercial flights in Ireland was down by 79% in January compared to the previous year.

The figures show that Ireland was the fifth hardest hit country in Europe during the previous 12 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Statistics from Eurostat show the average decrease across the EU in the number of commercial passenger, freight and mail flights in January compared with the same month in 2020 was 68%.

Tim Hayes of the European Commission says compared to the EU average, the figures for Ireland and some of its airports were worse.

Interviewee: Tim Hayes | Clip duration: 0 minutes 14 seconds | Outwords: period last year