It’s been a busy year at Cork Airport.
Cork’s travel hub is forecast to have the busiest year in its history in terms of international passengers this year, with 2.75 million set to fly in and out of the Munster’s most popular airport in 2023.
Last month, 191,000 passengers flew to and from Cork Airport, a 14% increase on November 2022.
The busiest day of travel in November was Sunday, November 5th, the final day of the mid-term school holidays, when almost 10,000 passengers flew to and from Cork Airport.
Those flying experienced a typically swift security screening process with 97% clearing security in less than 15 minutes and 99% in less than 20 minutes.
Things are hotting up for the hectic festive period too:
“Cork Airport will experience its busiest year for international traffic in the airport’s 62-year history, with a total of 2.75 million passengers anticipated for 2023 in total,” said Kenny Jacobs, daa’s CEO.
“That is 22% growth in the space of 12 months. The significant growth of passenger numbers at Cork Airport is due to the increasing number of destinations at the busiest airport serving the South of Ireland.
“December will be a very busy and important month for us at our Irish airports in Dublin and Cork as we facilitate the journeys of millions of passengers coming home for Christmas.”