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Cork Airport's Passenger Traffic Declined 91% Year-On-Year In July

By Dave Simpson

The number of people who passed through Cork Airport declined 91% year-on-year in July due to the COVID-19 crisis.

The airport has forecast that the number of people who pass through it will decline by more than two million by the end of the year.

"Severely Impacted"

Cork Airport managing director Niall MacCarthy stated, "July should have been the busiest month of the year at Cork Airport, however, we are reporting passenger numbers down 91% compared to last July. COVID-19 continues to have a massive impact on aviation globally, and Cork Airport, no different than other airports, continues to be very severely impacted by the pandemic.

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"We have seen our passenger numbers plummet by over one million in the last seven months alone, and we expect passenger numbers to decline by two million by the end of the year."

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