Over 11 times more passengers passed through Ireland's five main airports in the first quarter of the year compared to the same period in 2021.
CSO figures show 4.7 million people passed through Dublin, Shannon, Cork, Knock and Kerry between January and March.
People here have shown a massive appetite for trips abroad since the Covid restrictions ended.
The number who passed through Dublin, Cork, Shannon, Knock and Kerry airports last year is still down on pre-pandemic levels.
4.7 million people caught a flight in the first three months of the year, but that's only about 80% of the levels seen in 2020 - before the first lockdown.
As expected, the number is a total contrast to the first quarter of 2021 because the nation was in the midst of a strict lockdown.
The demand for flights will likely continue to take off into the summer.
But with long queues at Dublin Airport over the past few months, it remains to be seen if it has the resources to deal with Ireland's hunger for trips away.