Cork Airport preparing for busy Bank Holiday Weekend with new flights taking off

Cork Airport preparing for busy Bank Holiday Weekend with new flights taking off
Sisters Rebecca (11) and Jessica (9) Akinkuolie from Ballyvolane at Cork Airport. Passenger numbers are up 11% on the same period last year and the busiest day for both arrivals and departures is Sunday, May 5. Pic: Brian Lougheed

More than 49,000 passengers are expected to fly in and out of Cork Airport this May Bank Holiday Weekend.

Passenger numbers are up 11% on the same period last year and the busiest day for both arrivals and departures will be Sunday.

Tomorrow will also see the commencement of the new twice-weekly Aer Lingus flight to Dubrovnik.

Managing Director at Cork Airport, Niall MacCarthy said: “We are preparing for another busy May Bank Holiday weekend at Cork Airport, as we also welcome our latest new route from Cork Airport to Dubrovnik in Croatia operating twice a week this summer with Aer Lingus. It takes off this Saturday and already our summer season is well and truly underway with the recent launch of many new route additions to our busy summer schedule with Ryanair and Aer Lingus.” 

In total, 2.6 million passengers are expected to travel through Cork Airport this year, up 8% on 2018, its fourth consecutive year of growth. 

More than 50 routes are now scheduled in and out of Cork.

In May, Cork Airport will see summer seasonal routes with Aer Lingus commencing to Newquay, Palma de Mallorca and Rennes while Volotea will start its summer schedule to Verona.

Passengers travelling through Cork Airport this weekend are advised to arrive at least 90 minutes before their flight and go directly to the security screening area once checked in. 

There are changes to Cork Airport’s internal road layout, which includes a new set down lane. Drivers are advised that they can set down for up to 15 minutes free on the forecourt before tariffs apply.

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