Cork Airport was highly commended at this year's ACI Europe Best Airport Awards in the "Under 5 Million Passenger" category.
The awards took place during the 30th ACI Europe Annual Assembly and Congress, which was held virtually due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
This year's award in the "Under 5 Million Passengers" category went to Torino Airport.
Cork Airport managing director Niall MacCarthy stated, "[This] highly commended industry recognition from our European industry body is somewhat poignant in the current climate, but very welcome.
"As I've said before, we have a long journey to travel back as we regrow our network and become an engine of growth for the south of Ireland economy once again. We are already working on our recovery plans with the strong support of DAA so that we can move to rebuild our networks as soon as possible next year and reconnect Cork with the world,when it is safe to do so and when the demand is in place.
"We plan that the new network from Cork is not just the same as the old but, over a few years, that it is even bigger and better than the pre-COVID network, including east coast USA connectivity, working in collaboration with stakeholders and government. This acknowledgement is a vote of confidence in our airport team and our region as we start on the journey of aviation recovery in 2021."
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