Published on April 15th, 2022 | by Mark Dwyer0
Cork Airport Expects 60,000 Passengers Over the Easter Weekend
Cork Airport is planning to welcome over 60,000 passengers over the Easter period with extremely strong demand for international travel. With the recent commencement of the 2022 Summer Schedule last week, this summer is forecast to be the busiest in three years. For April 2022, seat capacity at Cork Airport is at 101% vs April 2019. This is strong evidence that the airport is quickly rebounding and is poised to continue the growth trajectory experienced prior to the pandemic – as Ireland’s fastest-growing airport.
Commenting on the Easter period passenger figures, Acting Managing Director at Cork Airport, Roy O’Driscoll said: “We are delighted that this Easter break will see such huge passenger numbers travelling to and from Cork Airport. The Easter break passenger figures are a strong testament to the tremendous work being done at Cork Airport to recover route connectivity. With the return of customer confidence in international air travel, it has been a very positive start to 2022 in which Cork Airport expects to welcome over 2 million passengers. This represents a 77% recovery on 2019 and we are committed to continuing this recovery throughout 2022 and beyond.”
This summer, Ryanair will operate their largest ever summer schedule at Cork Airport, with 25 routes on offer. Of those, 7 are new routes – with a daily service to Manchester and Edinburgh, a thrice-weekly service to Birmingham along with twice-weekly services to Venice, Pisa, Alghero and Valencia. Ryanair has also restored essential connectivity for both business and leisure passengers, with daily services to London-Stansted, London-Gatwick, and a five-times weekly service to London-Luton.
Aer Lingus has commenced services to the ever-popular sun destinations, with a five-times weekly service to Malaga, thrice-weekly services to Lanzarote, Faro and Palma, along with a twice-weekly service to Dubrovnik, Croatia. Aer Lingus has also restored essential business connectivity to Amsterdam and to London-Heathrow, with a four-times-daily service to the latter.
Cork Airport welcomes the return of our European airline partners, Air France, Lufthansa and SWISS International Airlines who will join their existing European airline partners – KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Vueling.