Thursday, 13th April 2017: The Easter Bank Holiday Weekend is shaping up to be a very busy time at Cork Airport. Over 50,000 passengers are expected to make their way through the airport from today, Thursday to Easter Monday.
Kevin Cullinane, Head of Communications at Cork Airport said: “Traditionally, Easter has always been a busy time for us at the airport. Many families take advantage of the school mid-term break and head off to the sun for a few days or to visit family and friends abroad. We have certainly seen a noticeable increase in those heading to Spain and Portugal this year as there is great value on offer with our airline partners.
“We have also welcomed many families returning home for the holiday weekend, which is fantastic to see. It creates a real sense of excitement in the airport when families are reunited for holidays such as Easter”.
He added: “Given we are expecting over 50,000 passengers over the coming days, I would advise people to arrive at the airport at least 90 minutes before their departure to ensure they have enough time to get through security. And while they are here, they will get the chance to experience the upgrades to our new and improved food and beverages outlets”.
In 2016, Cork Airport reported an increase of 8% in passenger numbers and is expecting a further increase of 5% in 2017.
“Over the first quarter of this year, we saw an increase on 2016 and this trend will continue as our new routes take-off from May. We are particularly excited about our first direct transatlantic service with Norwegian in July. But also, the new WOW air service to Reykjavik, which offers fantastic connectivity to ten cities across the US and Canada,” Culllinane said.