Numbers are almost back to pre-pandemic levels.
And with Ryanair set to commence three new routes from Cork this week (Alghero in Sardinia, Valencia, and Pisa), summer 2022 is off to a flying start at Cork Airport.
The hub is set to welcome over 50,000 passengers over the course of the June bank holiday weekend, a recovery of 90% from the same period in 2019 when Cork Airport welcomed 55,000 passengers.
The busiest day will be Sunday, June 5th, with a total of eight airlines now operating scheduled services – Ryanair, Aer Lingus, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Air France, Vueling, Lufthansa, Swiss (operated by Edelweiss) and TUI.
In May, Aer Lingus recommenced its service to Dubrovnik, Croatia and will operate seven routes from Cork over the course of the summer season – including the popular sun destinations of Faro, Malaga, Lanzarote and Palma de Mallorca.
“50,000 passengers travelling through Cork Airport over the June Bank Holiday weekend represents a significant increase in passenger traffic and a 90% recovery on 2019,” said Acting Managing Director at Cork Airport, Roy O’Driscoll.
“All 40+ summer routes are now operational, and we welcome the addition of three new Ryanair routes this week.”
If you’re heading off on your holidays this weekend, passengers are advised to allow plenty of time for a pleasant airport experience and arrive between 90 and 120 minutes before their flight is due to board.