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Cork Airport is preparing for one of its busiest weekends of the year, with over 45,000 expected to travel through the Airport. Pic: Janice O'Connell
Cork Airport is preparing for one of its busiest weekends of the year, with over 45,000 expected to travel through the Airport. Pic: Janice O'Connell
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Cork Airport gears up for busy Bank Holiday

OVER 45,000 people are expected to travel through Cork Airport this October Bank Holiday Weekend as the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival takes over the city.

The busiest day for both arrivals and departures at the Airport will be Thursday, October 24 - the day the festival commences.

Managing Director at Cork Airport, Niall MacCarthy said: 

"We are delighted to see such strong passenger numbers travel through Cork Airport this October Bank Holiday weekend, with many of those arriving to Cork for the long-weekend festivities at the Jazz Festival in the city."

Speaking at the launch of the Cork Jazz festival last month, Councillor John Sheehan, Lord Mayor of Cork recognised the significant revenue the festival generates for the city:

"The Guinness Cork Jazz Festival attracts more than 40,000 people to Cork annually and is worth millions to the local economy. 

"Its continued success is a testament to the fantastic team ethos that has evolved over the years between Guinness, the festival committee, local government and the local business community and I wish it every success once again in 2019."

Cork Airport has experienced a rapid influx in passenger numbers of late, with passenger numbers up 9% over the same period last year.

For those flying on Sunday, October 27, passengers are reminded of Daylight Saving Time with clocks set to go back one hour.

Changes have been made to Cork Airport’s internal road layout, which includes the new set-down lane. Drivers can set-down for up to 15 minutes free on the forecourt before tariffs apply.