Cork Airport, Ireland’s fastest growing and most punctual airport, is set for a busy May Bank Holiday weekend with over 49,000 passengers expected to travel through the southern gateway this weekend. Passenger numbers are up 11% on the same period last year and the busiest day for both arrivals and departures is Sunday, May 5.
Managing Director at Cork Airport, Niall MacCarthy said:
“We are preparing for another busy May Bank Holiday weekend at Cork Airport, as we also welcome our latest new route from Cork Airport to Dubrovnik in Croatia operating twice a week this summer with Aer Lingus. It takes off this Saturday (May 4) and already our summer season is well and truly underway with the recent launch of many new route additions to our busy summer schedule with Ryanair and Aer Lingus.”
“Over 50 routes are on offer from Cork this year ensuring greater choice, flexibility and convenience for passengers across the south of Ireland choosing to fly from Cork Airport.”
In total, 2.6 million passengers are expected to travel through Cork Airport this year, up 8% on 2018, its fourth consecutive year of growth. In May, Cork Airport will see summer seasonal routes with Aer Lingus commencing to Newquay, Palma de Mallorca and Rennes while Volotea will start its summer schedule to Verona.
Passengers travelling through Cork Airport this May Bank Holiday weekend are advised to arrive at least 90 minutes before their flight and go directly to the security screening area once checked in. There are changes to Cork Airport’s internal road layout, which includes a new set down lane. Drivers are advised that they can set down for up to 15 minutes free on the forecourt before tariffs apply.