It’s the international gateway to the Cork Jazz Festival.
And as the bands start tuning up all over town, Cork Airport is getting ready to welcome 43,000 passengers this October bank holiday.
Thursday, October 27th is anticipated to be the busiest day of the weekend, when over 8,000 passengers will fly into and out of Munster’s busiest airport. Total passenger traffic this weekend will represent a 95% recovery on the last comparable October Bank Holiday weekend in 2019, when 45,000 passengers flew to and from Cork Airport.
As an official Festival Partner this year, passengers arriving at Cork Airport will be treated to a taste of the jazz with performances from the Swing Bandits, the Lamarotte Jazz Band and the Blarney Brass and Reed Band on Friday, Saturday and Sunday respectively.
The airport has a proud tradition of being the international gateway to the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival since the festival’s establishment in 1978, welcoming famous festival participants over the years including Ella Fitzgerald, Ronnie Scott, Cleo Laine and Oscar Peterson, amongst many others.
Over the course of the weekend, the ever-popular Jazz Bus will also visit Cork Airport to entertain both departing and arriving passengers.
If you’re heading out of town this weekend, Cork Airport strongly advises passengers to arrive at least two hours before their flight is due to depart and to allow additional time if checking in a bag at the airport.