A total of 2.24m passengers passed through in 2022.
In a year that saw the swift recovery of international travel after the removal of the last remaining COVID-19-related restrictions, the latest figures show that Cork Airport is well on track for a very strong recovery in 2023.
The 2022 passenger performance represents a 768 percent increase on 2021 traffic and an 86 percent recovery of 2019 passenger traffic, the last equally comparable period prior to the pandemic.
“After two years of COVID-19, we were delighted with the strength of the recovery at Cork Airport in 2022.” said Managing Director at Cork Airport, Niall MacCarthy.
“We welcomed back eight scheduled airlines together with charter airlines and served 2.24 million passengers. Our team works very hard at Cork Airport, to make the passenger journey seamless, friendly, and easy. The passenger satisfaction scores of 9.2 out of 10 reflect this.”
In 2022, Cork Airport offered a total 45 scheduled routes serving the UK, France, The Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Poland and Croatia. Eight scheduled airlines operated services in 2022 – Ryanair, Aer Lingus, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Air France, Lufthansa, Vueling, SWISS International Air Lines and TUI, together with a number of charter airlines.
December 2022 saw a welcome return of seasonal reunions as passengers celebrated the first restriction-free Christmas in three years.
Passenger traffic in December 2022 was marginally higher than that experienced in December 2019, indicating a welcome return to pre-pandemic demand for international travel to and from Cork.