30,000 passengers expected to pass through Cork Airport this bank holiday weekend
Cork Airport turns green today in celebration of Cork’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities. The Airport, which expects to welcome 30,000 passengers this bank holiday weekend, joins other international landmarks that turn green for the 17th March, including the Eiffel Tower, the Empire State Building, the Pyramids in Egypt and Sydney Opera House.
The ‘greening’ of Cork Airport this year also marks the ninth successive year that the Airport has sponsored the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Cork City.
The March bank holiday weekend typically kick starts the tourism season, and there is more for tourists to see and do than ever before with the recent launch of the Wild Atlantic Way driving route, which starts in Cork.
Niall MacCarthy, Cork Airport Managing Director, said: “We always get a great reaction from people when we turn Cork Airport green for St. Patricks Day. In addition to the ‘greening’ of the airport terminal, we are thrilled to once again be part of Cork’s St. Patrick’s Day Festival as a sponsor. The festival is a fantastic event attracting huge crowds each year that come to celebrate our national holiday.”
He continued, “We look forward to giving a big Irish welcome to almost 30,000 passengers from all around the world for our national holiday this weekend and want to make sure they get a great first impression of Ireland.”
Cork Airport, which is Ireland’s second largest airport, is the gateway to the south of Ireland servicing the Munster region. More than 2.3 million passengers travel through the airport each year, flying to more than 50 destinations across Europe.