Over 60,000 passengers are expected to travel through Cork Airport, Ireland’s fastest growing and most punctual airport, this August Bank Holiday weekend. Passenger numbers are up 7% over the same period last year, with this Sunday (August 4) to be the busiest day for both departures and arrivals.
Managing Director at Cork Airport, Niall MacCarthy said: “We are delighted to see such strong numbers travel through Cork Airport this August Bank Holiday weekend, continuing the Airport’s growth trajectory as Ireland’s fastest growing airport.
“There are eight new routes added to our summer schedule at Cork Airport this year — Dubrovnik, Nice, Lisbon, Naples, Poznań, Budapest, Malta and London Luton — and over 50 routes are currently on offer from Cork Airport to the UK and Continental Europe. These routes, along with daily long-haul connectivity through major European hub airports, ensures holidaymakers have some fantastic destination options this coming weekend, and for the remainder of the 2019 summer holiday season, which runs right up to the October Bank Holiday Weekend.”
As part of Cork Airport’s Bank Holiday Weekend festivities, free flights will be up for grabs as part of Douglas Court Shopping Centre’s ‘Spin and Win’ promotion this Friday (August 2). This is the final of five free flights giveaway competitions by Cork Airport, which took place across Munster promoting the Airport’s increased connectivity and passenger traffic. Cork Airport is in its fourth consecutive year of growth, with passenger numbers to grow to 2.6 million this year, up 10% year-to-date compared to 2018.
Passengers travelling this weekend are advised to arrive at least 90 minutes prior to their flight and go directly to the security screening area once they have checked in.
There are changes to Cork Airport’s internal road layout, which includes a new set-down lane. Drivers can set-down for up to 15 minutes free on the forecourt before tariffs apply. For best long term parking prices, pre-booking is advised in advance at www.corkairport.com/parking.
To download a copy of Cork Airport’s 2019 Summer Schedule brochure, visit corkairport.com.