Cork Airport

Over 57,000 Passengers Expected At Cork Airport This June Bank Holiday Weekend

May 28, 2024


  • New Ryanair summer services to Rhodes and Zadar will commence next week, along with the recommencement of seasonal services to La Rochelle and Carcassonne.
  • Passengers intending to travel this weekend are advised to arrive at least 90 minutes before their flight is due to depart and prebooking of car parking is strongly recommended.
  • Cork Airport expected to grow by over 7% this year and to exceed 3 million passengers across over 50 routes. 
  • Recent passenger satisfaction surveys, independently conducted by RedC, indicate customer satisfaction of over 95% for passengers using Cork Airport with survey respondents complimenting fast security, short walking distances and friendly staff.


Cork Airport — May 28, 2024 — Cork Airport is set to welcome over 57,000 passengers this June Bank Holiday Weekend. As post-primary schools break for summer holidays, the weekend ahead will see tens of thousands of passengers taking off on summer holidays across Europe and beyond. Thousands more from the UK, Continental Europe and further afield will touch down in Cork over the coming days, to holiday in the South of Ireland. 


Ryanair will commence operating new summer routes to Rhodes and Zadar next week. The service to Rhodes starts this Saturday (June 1) and will operate twice-weekly (Wednesday, Saturday). The new service to Zadar in Croatia starts on Monday (June 3) and will also operate twice-weekly (Monday, Friday). Both services will operate until the end of October. Direct flights to two popular French cities will also make a return this month as Ryanair services to La Rochelle and Carcassonne recommence over the coming days.


Niall MacCarthy, Managing Director at Cork Airport said: “Summer has really kicked off at Cork Airport. We’re seeing strong loads, both inbound and outbound, across all our routes. When you experience the convenience of Cork Airport, we are confident you will not want to fly from any other Irish airport. If you’re living anywhere in Munster or South Leinster, we’re only a short hop away.” 


Over the coming bank holiday weekend, passengers are advised to arrive 90 minutes before their flight is due to depart to allow for a pleasant airport experience. For passengers intending to travel over the summer months, it is strongly recommended to prebook car parking online at, where the best value and rates can be found across all three car parks.