Calm after the storm in the aviation industry

Since March this year, passenger numbers have continued to edge back towards pre-Covid levels in both Dublin and Cork airports – but staffing remains a challenge

Strong recovery: Dublin Airport welcomed almost 24 million passengers in the first 10 months of the year

Without a doubt, the aviation industry has experienced a prolonged spell of turbulence over the past few years. The knock-on effect of heavily restricted travel due to the global pandemic and subsequent lockdowns affected every aspect of the sector.

But reports from airports across the country are heralding a return to ‘business as usual’ and a positive outlook as passengers once again take to the skies.

Indeed, Graeme McQueen, DAA media relations manager, says both ...