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Cork Airport Passenger Numbers Continue To Rise

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Cork Airport Passenger Numbers Continue To Rise

Cork Airport saw a 9.6 per cent rise in passenger numbers in May, compared with the same month last year.

The latest figures show that year-to-date passenger numbers at the airport are up 8.4%, with growth projected to continue through the summer months into the autumn, as Cork Airport feels the positive effects of increased summer traffic.

"I’m delighted with the growth figures for May and year-to-date, which confirm we’ve had over 60,000 additional passengers so far in 2016 versus the same period last year," commented Niall MacCarthy, Managing Director, Cork Airport

"Based on anticipated bookings and capacity looking ahead, we are forecasting total passenger numbers of 2.25 million people travelling through Cork Airport this year. This will be an increase of 8% over 2015 numbers."

It's reported that passenger numbers are up across all markets with a 15.5% increase on routes to and from Southern Europe; London routes are up 10.2%, UK Provincial routes are up 5.0% and Northern European routes up 2.2%, reports