Almost 301,000 passengers used Cork Airport in July.
The travel hub recorded its busiest July since 2008, with last month’s passenger traffic representing a 13 percent increase on July 2022.
Figures released today by daa, the operator of Cork and Dublin airports, show that over 3.7 million passengers travelled through the state’s two busiest airports last month.
“Given July was the wettest month on record, it’s perhaps no surprise that thousands of passengers opted to swap soggy Ireland for sunnier climes and jumped on a flight for a last-minute summer holiday,” said daa CEO, Kenny Jacobs.
“The busiest days in July normally come in the middle part of the month, but this year passenger numbers continued to rise as the month went on at both Cork and Dublin airports.
“The summer so far has been really smooth at both Cork and Dublin airports which is down to the phenomenal efforts of the teams working in both airports.”
At Cork Airport, practically all passengers (99.9%) cleared security screening in less than 20 minutes with nine out of ten passengers clearing security in less than 10 minutes.
The new summer routes, namely Rome, Seville, and La Rochelle are performing well too:
“This clearly shows the strong appetite amongst our passengers in Munster and South Leinster for new and exciting destinations on the continent,” added Jacobs.