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Arrivals into Dublin Airport rise by another two per cent with top reason for travel ‘returning from holiday’

Arrivals into Dublin Airport rise by another two percent with the top reason for travel ‘returning from holiday.’

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ARRIVALS into Dublin Airport increased by another two percent in the past week – as holidaying was the top reason for travel among the 11,840 people who jetted in.

Some 7,012 of these were residents, a decrease of 3.4 percent on the previous week, the latest figures showed.

Arrivals into Dublin Airport rise by another two per cent with top reason for travel ‘returning from holiday’
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Arrivals into Dublin Airport increased again this week[/caption]

Arrivals into Dublin Airport rise by another two per cent with top reason for travel ‘returning from holiday’
Reuters

Ryanair has launched a Covid Travel Wallet, which will let passengers upload negative tests and vaccine certifications when traveling [/caption]

And 4,828 were non-residents, up 11 percent on the week before.

The top five reasons for travel were for a holiday/visit, work/business, to visit a sick relative, for medical reasons, or funerals.

Traffic into Dublin Airport is down around 96 percent year-on-year.

Some 87 travel-related Covid-19 cases have been detected here in the last two weeks, making up 1.13 percent of total cases over that time period.

Last week there were 11,067 arrivals into the airport from February 22 to 28, an increase of 10.7 percent based on the previous week.

Of those, 7,261 were Irish residents arriving into the country, an increase of 11.8 percent.

The number of non-residents arriving hit 4,346 last week, an increase of nine percent.

The top five reasons for resident travel included holiday or visit, business, visit sick relative, medical or funeral.

COVID TRAVEL WALLET

The current government guidance remains not to travel overseas for non-essential purposes.

Meanwhile, Ryanair has launched a Covid Travel Wallet, allowing passengers to upload negative tests and vaccine certifications when traveling this summer.

The airline is rolling out the new app ahead of the summer holidays in hopes of a booking boom, seeing people prepare to travel abroad post-lockdown.

Ryanair’s Director of Marketing, Dara Brady, said: “We are very pleased to launch this Ryanair C-19 Travel Wallet as we prepare for the return of family holidays in Summer ‘21.

“Many Ryanair customers will be taking their first holiday in over a year, adhering to new travel guidelines, and this C-19 Travel Wallet allows customers to store all of their Covid documents such as PCR test results, passenger locator forms, and vaccine certificates in the one location with zero fuss or paperwork to worry about.”

He added that the pent-up demand would see “families traveling again for well-earned summer holidays to the beaches of Spain, Italy, Portugal, and Greece this summer.”

 

Greece wants tourists back as soon as May 14, the country’s tourism minister has said, even if they are not vaccinated.

Spain’s tourism minister Reyes Maroto has said that the country could start using the vaccine passport in May when the international tourism fair FITUR is due in Madrid.

The Balearic Islands, which include the popular holiday destinations of Majorca and Ibiza, have already said they want to be the first to welcome foreign tourists back with vaccine passports.