Cork Airport

Busy St. Patrick’s Holiday Weekend At Cork Airport

Mar 15, 2017

Almost 30,000 passengers will travel through Cork Airport this Bank Holiday weekend.

Cork Airport is preparing for a busy bank holiday as St. Patrick’s Day approaches this weekend with almost 30,000 passengers expected to travel through Cork Airport between Thursday and Sunday.
Those arriving on St. Patrick’s Day will be treated to a traditional Irish music session in the airport terminal as ‘The Trad Lads’ take to the stage to add to the overall festival atmosphere.
“St. Patrick’s Day is always a great occasion for the county and we are delighted to see an increase in passenger numbers again this year. Given St Patrick’s Day is falling on a Friday this year, we are expecting it to be a particularly busy time as we welcome visitors from across the globe, all looking to take part in the festivities and celebrations,” said Kevin Cullinane, Head of Communications at Cork Airport.
Cork Airport will also be going green again this year as it joins a host of national and international sites donning the shades of green for Ireland’s national day of celebration as part of Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening campaign. The airport will be joining famous landmarks and buildings as part of this year’s Tourism Ireland initiative including the Eiffel Tower, the Burj al Arab and Las Vegas’ famous ‘Welcome’ sign.
“We are delighted to play our part of the city’s celebrations again this year by being one of the sponsors of the Cork St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival. In the spirit of our national holiday we have turned the airport green as part of the Global Greening initiative again this year.  Going green is quintessentially Irish. We use this week to remind our passengers of our world renowned hospitality and the Céad Mile Fáilte that is synonymous with Cork Airport. Where else better to experience this than at the gateway to the South of Ireland, the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East,” he added.
Passengers will also get to experience the first phase of the new Food and Beverage upgrade at Cork Airport as both the Kinsale Café Bar in the Arrivals Hall and the new Craft Lane bistro bar in the Departures Lounge are now open.