Northern Ireland air passenger flow statistics

Air Passenger Flow includes information on the passenger throughput of local airports as well as information on Northern Ireland residents using airports in the Republic of Ireland.

Tourism data is derived from a variety of sources. NISRA will continue to publish as much data as possible and will explore other indicators if the original source is affected. This document gives an idea of the impact on each of the surveys NI tourism statistics depend on.    Impact of COVID-19 on Northern Ireland tourism statistics

Due to the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) we anticipate that there will be some changes in terms of our regular statistical production. See the COVID-19 and the production of statistics page for more information.

We would like to inform users that due to continuing issues with the Household Travel Survey (HTS) data provided by Central Statistics Office (CSO), NISRA Tourism Statistics are currently unable to publish full tourism estimates for Northern Ireland. We are currently publishing estimates excluding trips to Northern Ireland made by residents of the Republic of Ireland. NISRA are liaising closely with CSO whilst they try and resolve the issue. We will keep users informed of developments. Further information on the issue can be found on the CSO website.

Latest publications

The latest air passenger flow statistics can be accessed at:

Methodology and Key points can be found at:

Useful links

More information on data quality can be found at  

More information on the quality of administrative sources can be found at

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Contacts for Northern Ireland air passenger flow statistics