Cork Airport

Bumper August Bank Holiday Weekend Expected At Cork Airport

Jul 28, 2016

39,000 people will fly through Cork Airport between Friday and Monday. Passengers are advised to arrive at least 90 minutes in advance of flight departure.

Cork Airport is anticipating a very busy August Bank Holiday Weekend as over 39,000 people jet off on sun holidays. With several new sun destinations being served this summer, passenger numbers at Ireland’s best connected international airport outside the capital are experiencing an increase of 8% on last year’s passenger numbers.

Over the first seven months of the year, 1.29 million passengers have flown through Cork Airport, almost 100,000 more than this time last year.

Kevin Cullinane, Head of Communications at Cork Airport had some advice for those travelling: “This August bank holiday weekend is going to be our busiest in several years. We are advising anyone travelling this weekend to allow extra time in their travel plans and arrive at least 90 minutes before their scheduled departure time. This will ensure passengers have ample time to check-in and get through security, allowing plenty of time to shop and relax in our Departures lounge.“

“We are delighted that more and more people from the South of Ireland are using Munster’s favorite airport. We have an unrivalled selection of destinations to choose from at Cork Airport including some of the most popular sun spots in Europe including the Canary Islands, Alicante, Malaga, Barcelona and Mallorca. Our new services to Madrid, Dusseldorf, Nantes and La Rochelle are also proving to be exceptionally popular,” he added.

There is also great value car parking at Cork Airport, costing less than €5 a day if booked online.