Cork Airport is set to welcome its one millionth passenger of 2023 as the airport prepares for a busy June bank holiday weekend, with over 56,500 passengers expected.
As the peak summer season begins, the busiest day of the bank holiday weekend will be Friday 2 June. This weekend's passenger figures indicate an increase of 13% on the June bank holiday 2022 and a 3% increase on June bank holiday 2019.
This weekend, Ryanair will commence two new routes to Seville and La Rochelle. The new services will both operate twice weekly and will provide even more choice for consumers across the South of Ireland when booking their summer holiday.
Commenting on the June bank holiday passenger numbers, managing director at Cork Airport Niall MacCarthy said, "Summer 2023 is shaping up to be busier than 2019 passenger levels at Cork Airport. Our team is trained and ready to welcome our passengers with a smile on their face and provide an easy, calm, friendly experience this June bank holiday weekend. We encourage anyone south of Kildare who hasn't booked their summer holidays yet, to book through Cork Airport. Good value online car parking and a smooth, quick passenger experience are our unique selling points, which we take great pride in delivering to our passengers."
Cork Airport has 44 direct routes to the UK and continental Europe on offer this summer. Passengers are advised to allow sufficient time for a pleasant airport experience. It is advised that passengers arrive at least 90 minutes before their flight is due to depart.
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