Cork Airport announces ‘record January’ as travel recovers post-Covid
We’re off to a flying start.
Cork Airport enjoyed its busiest January in over six years with over 161,000 passengers travelling through the airport during the opening month of 2023.
Latest figures show the number of passengers travelling through Cork Airport in January was 12 per cent higher than in January 2019 and more than double (149 per cent) the numbers seen in January 2022.
The early part of January saw some very busy days at Cork Airport as thousands of people travelled home after the Christmas break.
Nevertheless, security screening moved smoothly with 97.7 per cent of passengers getting through in less than 20 minutes and virtually all through in under 30 minutes.
February’s looking good too
“The addition of an extra Bank Holiday weekend in February, combined with Valentine’s Day and the mid-term school break, means February will be another very busy month at both airports,” said daa CEO Kenny Jacobs, remarking on figures from Cork and Dublin.
“The busiest day at Cork Airport during the month was Tuesday, January 3rd with 6,900 passengers travelling through, while the busiest day at Dublin Airport was Monday, January 2nd with 88,900 passengers.
“The most popular destination from both Cork and Dublin airports was London Heathrow. In total, 78 per cent of flights from Cork Airport departed on time in January, while 76 per cent were on time leaving Dublin Airport.”