Published on June 2nd, 2022 | by Alan Dwyer


Busy Weekend Expected at Cork Airport

Cork Airport is set to welcome over 50,000 passengers over the course of the June Bank Holiday Weekend. The busiest day of the Bank Holiday weekend will be Sunday, 5th June. This weekend’s passenger figures indicate a recovery of 90% over the same period in 2019 when Cork Airport welcomed 55,000 passengers over the June Bank Holiday weekend. This week, Ryanair will commence three new routes to Alghero, Valencia and Pisa. The airline will also have a third aircraft based at Cork. A total of eight airlines are now operating scheduled services from Cork Airport – Ryanair, Aer Lingus, KLM, Air France, Vueling, Lufthansa, Swiss (operated by Edelweiss) and TUI. In May, Aer Lingus recommenced its service to Dubrovnik and will operate seven routes from Cork over the course of the summer season.

Commenting as the staff at the airport were looking forward to the busy weekend ahead, the Acting Managing Director at Cork Airport, Roy O’Driscoll said, “50,000 passengers travelling through Cork Airport over the June Bank Holiday weekend represents a significant increase in passenger traffic and a 90% recovery on 2019. All 40+ summer routes are now operational, and we welcome the addition of three new Ryanair routes this week.”

With over 40 routes on offer this summer, passengers are advised to allow plenty of time for a pleasant airport experience. It is strongly advised that passengers arrive between 90 and 120 minutes before their flight is due to board and to allow additional time for check-in/bag-drop at the airport.

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