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Cork Airport's Passenger Performance Increased Year On Year In 2022

By Dave Simpson
Cork Airport's Passenger Performance Increased Year On Year In 2022

In 2022, Cork Airport welcomed a total of 2.24 million passengers.


The 2022 passenger performance represents a 768% increase on 2021 traffic and an 86% recovery of 2019 passenger traffic, the last equally comparable period prior to the pandemic.

In 2022, Cork Airport offered a total of 45 scheduled routes, serving the UK, France, The Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Poland and Croatia. Eight scheduled airlines operated services in 2022 - Ryanair, Aer Lingus, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Air France, Lufthansa, Vueling, SWISS International Air Lines and TUI - together with a number of charter airlines.

Passenger traffic in December 2022 was marginally higher than that experienced in December 2019, indicating a return to pre-pandemic demand for international travel to and from Cork Airport.

Statement By Managing Director

Commenting on the 2022 passenger traffic, managing director at Cork Airport Niall MacCarthy said, "After two years of COVID-19, we were delighted with the strength of the recovery at Cork Airport in 2022. We welcomed back eight scheduled airlines together with charter airlines and served 2.24 million passengers. Our team works very hard at Cork Airport, to make the passenger journey seamless, friendly, and easy. The passenger satisfaction scores of 9.2 out of 10 reflect this. We thank our loyal and valued customers and encourage prospective passengers in the hinterland of Munster and south Leinster to bear this ease and convenience in mind when booking their summer holidays in 2023."

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