Published on December 19th, 2021 | by Mark Dwyer


Cork Airport Expecting 60,000 Passengers this Christmas

Cork Airport plan to welcome an estimated 60,000 passengers through the airport this Christmas. This is down -40% compared to December 2019 when 119,000 passed through the airport.  Just 8,787 passengers flew in and out of Cork Airport throughout the entire month of December last year.

Sunday, December 19 is forecasted to be the busiest day at for both arrivals and departures over the festive season, while the busiest day for departures post-Christmas will be Sunday, 2nd January. Face masks are compulsory in the Terminal and must be worn throughout the entire passenger journey, onboard the aircraft, and until passengers reach their final destination. In addition, social distancing protocols will need to be observed throughout the Cork Airport campus.

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. 


About the Author

Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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