Cork Airport is celebrating five years of considerable growth.
A whopping 2.7 million people are forecasted to travel through the airport in 2020, up 5% on last year.
According to findings in an economic impact study released today, Ireland’s fastest-growing and most punctual airport generated €904 million for the Irish economy in 2019.
The report, conducted by global management consulting firm InterVISTAS Consulting, revealed Cork Airport also contributed to the employment of 12,180 people in Ireland, equivalent to 10,740 full-time jobs, earning a total of €457 million.
“The last economic impact study of Cork Airport was conducted in 2015 and it is fantastic to see the airport’s positive contribution to the Irish economy is continuing to grow significantly,” said Cork Airport’s Managing Director, Niall MacCarthy.
‘Cork Airport directly supports 2,200 jobs’
“In total, Cork Airport directly supports 2,200 jobs at the airport itself with daa employees, airlines, ground transport, handling, maintenance, food and beverage, logistics companies, Government agencies and hotels. Of the total gross value added by Cork Airport to the economy, €173 million of that is a result of these direct jobs, and each one of those 2,200 people has made Cork Airport the success it is today as it continues to be Ireland’s fastest-growing airport.”
Among the three new routes already announced for Cork Airport for 2020 is KLM Royal Dutch Airlines’ new daily service to Amsterdam Schiphol, starting on March 30th and offering connectivity to the airline’s extensive network of 170 destinations worldwide.
Additional new flights for 2020 announced to date also include Ryanair’s direct flight to the Croatian coastal city of Zadar; and a twice-weekly service to Katowice, Poland.