Cork Airport to welcome over 55,000 passengers this weekend

Cork Airport to welcome over 55,000 passengers this weekend
Cork Airport is expecting over 55,000 passengers to travel through the airport over the Bank Holiday Weekend. Pic: Karol Kachmarsky

Cork Airport have said they expect to see over 55,000 passengers travel through the airport over the June Bank Holiday Weekend.

The huge figure sees the traffic of people up by 10% compared to last year, as the summer season kicks off for the airport.

New routes with Ryanair also start this weekend from Cork Airport, with direct flights available to the Italian city Naples, Barcelona via Reus and Girona Airport and the French cities Carcassone and Bordeaux. Ryanair will also have flights available from Cork to Milan’s Bergamo Airport as well.

Spanish airline Iberia Express will be running a service to the Spanish capital Madrid, as of Saturday 1st June.

Speaking about the busy Bank Holiday Weekend ahead, Managing Director Naill MacCarthy said: “All our seasonal routes will be fully operational from this weekend, with over 50 routes on offer during the year from Cork Airport, along with daily long-haul connectivity through major European hub airports.”

2019 is expected to be the fourth year in a row were Cork Airport continues to grow, with 2.6 million passengers expected to come through the airport in 2019, 8% more than in 2018.

With so many expected to travel through the airport over the Bank Holiday Weekend, Mr MacCarthy said: “As we are expecting a busy weekend ahead, we advise passengers to arrive at least 90 minutes before their flight and go directly to the security screening area once checked in.”

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