According to a statement published on its website, 258,000 travellers passed through Cork Airport last year.
Cork Airport said in the statement that August was its busiest month last year, and that the top five countries it served last year were the UK, Spain, the Netherlands, Poland and Portugal.
The airport expects its passenger numbers to increase by 700% year-on-year this year to more than 1.8 million. It expects July to be this year's busiest month, with more than 200,000 expected to pass through the airport that month.
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Additionally, Cork Airport said that there are eight scheduled airlines that are confirmed to operate at Cork Airport this year, and that these eight airlines will serve 37 routes.
Cork Airport Managing Director Statements
The statement published on Cork Airport's website also included a statement from Cork Airport managing director Niall MacCarthy, in which he said, "The COVID-19 pandemic dealt a drastic blow to the entire aviation industry throughout 2020 and 2021. However, with the easing of restrictions combined with huge pent-up demand, we expect 2022 to be a bumper year for Cork Airport."
MacCarthy added, "Cork Airport remained open throughout the pandemic providing essential connectivity for repatriation, cargo and essential travel. Now that restrictions are eased, we are in pole position to recover fast and provide the friendly, easy gateway for over 1.8 million people to travel into and out of the south of Ireland in 2022. In 2021, we completed the reconstruction of our main runway and our airside electrical systems in record time and on budget to safeguard our future, and we are confident that this runway will be very busy in the year ahead."
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