MORE than 50,000 people will pass through Cork Airport over the Easter bank holiday weekend.
Kevin Cullinane, Head of Communications at Cork Airport said: “Traditionally, Easter has always been a busy time for us at the airport. Many families take advantage of the school mid-term break and head off to the sun for a few days or to visit family and friends abroad. We have certainly seen a noticeable increase in those heading to Spain and Portugal this year as there is great value on offer with our airline partners," he said.
The traffic is also coming inward, with many people coming home or visiting Cork in the coming days.
“We have also welcomed many families returning home for the holiday weekend, which is fantastic to see. It creates a real sense of excitement in the airport when families are reunited for holidays such as Easter," said Mr Cullinane.
He also advised passengers to allow for the busier crowds and arrive at least 90 minutes before their flight.
In 2016, Cork Airport reported an increase of 8% in passenger numbers and is expecting a further increase of 5% in 2017.