It’s been a busy few months at Cork Aiport.
Nearly 890,000 passengers travelled through the airport this summer, with a total of 308,000 passengers flying to and from Cork Airport during August as the busy holiday season continued.
New figures published today by daa, the operator of Cork Airport, show that the number of passengers travelling in August 2023 was 12 per cent ahead of August 2022, making it the busiest August for passenger traffic since 2008.
Passenger numbers in the eight months to August totalled 1.9 million with nearly half of those (890,000) travelling during the busy summer months of June, July, and August.
The figures show that Tuesday, August 8th was the busiest day of the month of August and was also the busiest day of the year thus far with nearly 13,000 passengers flying that day.
The top 10 most popular destinations for departing passengers from Cork Airport this summer (June, July and August combined) were:
- London Heathrow
- London Stansted
- Amsterdam Schiphol
- London Gatwick
- Barcelona Reus
“As Cork Airport approaches the 2 million passenger mark this month, traffic at Munster’s busiest airport is forecast to be just as busy through a combination of those jetting off in search of sunnier climes and fans travelling to France for the Rugby World Cup,” said daa CEO Kenny Jacobs.
“August was another busy month for travel as families continued to flock overseas in their droves to escape the miserable weather in Ireland.
According to Jacobs, demand for travel remains high for the coming weeks and months: “While the return to school marks the end of the peak summer period, September is set to remain busy as older families and younger couples set off to enjoy some autumn sunshine – and child-free swimming pools – in the likes of the Mediterranean and the Canaries.
“Business travel levels are also set to remain high over the months ahead.”