Flying home for Christmas?
You’re not alone.
Cork Aiport has revealed that today, Sunday, December 19th, will be the busiest day of 2021 at the travel hub, which more than 60,000 passengers are expected to pass through over the festive period.
The most popular day for departures post-Christmas will be Sunday, January 2nd, 2022.
If you will be one of many passengers planning to bring Christmas gifts by air this festive season, Cork Airport is asking passengers not to gift wrap presents and to consider using an open gift bag instead.
“Many passengers take a lot of care and time to wrap Christmas gifts for family and friends overseas. We would ask them not to wrap these gifts otherwise they may be disappointed if they are requested to open them at the passenger security screening area.” said a spokesperson.
“Christmas crackers may be brought through the passenger security screening area provided the novelty gifts inside are not sharp/prohibited items. Snow globes are not permitted in hand luggage due to their liquid content.”
Those travelling out of the airport are advised to arrive at least 90 minutes prior to their flight irrespective of whether they are checking in online or at the airport.