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Over 50k Travellers To Pass Through Cork Airport During June Bank Holiday Weekend

By Dave Simpson

Over 50,000 travellers are set to pass through Cork Airport this June bank holiday weekend.

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The busiest day of the June bank holiday weekend will be Sunday 5 June.

The weekend’s passenger figures indicate a recovery of 90% on the same period in 2019, when 55,000 travellers passed through Cork Airport.

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This week, Ryanair will commence three new routes: to Alghero (Sardinia), Valencia and Pisa. The airline will also base a third aircraft at Cork Airport from this week onwards.

A total of eight airlines are now operating scheduled services from Cork Airport: Ryanair, Aer Lingus, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Air France, Vueling, Lufthansa, Swiss (operated by Edelweiss) and TUI.

In May, Aer Lingus recommenced its service to Dubrovnik, in Croatia, and it will operate seven routes from Cork over the course of the summer season, including those to popular sun destinations Faro, Malaga, Lanzarote and Palma de Mallorca.

Statement By Acting Managing Director At Cork Airport

The acting managing director at Cork Airport, Roy O’Driscoll, stated, “[Some] 50,000 passengers travelling through Cork Airport over the June bank holiday weekend represents a significant increase in passenger traffic and a 90% recovery on 2019. All 40+ summer routes are now operational, and we welcome the addition of three new Ryanair routes this week.”

Passenger Advice

Passengers are strongly advised to arrive between 90 and 120 minutes before their flight is due to board and allow additional time for check-in/bag-drop at the airport.

Shannon Airport Expects To Welcome Over 35k Passengers This Bank Holiday Weekend

The above news was followed by news that Shannon Airport expects to welcome over 35,000 passengers through its doors over the June bank holiday weekend. This is an 87% return on passenger numbers over the same period in 2019.

The bank holiday passenger traffic comes as the airport sees its 26 summer services in full swing, including the latest destinations to Marseille, Malta, and Barcelona-Girona.

On Saturday 4 June, the airport's seasonal service to Corfu returns, with flights to the popular Greek island running twice weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays until 27 September with Ryanair.

Statement By Shannon Airport Operations And Commercial Director

Niall Maloney, Shannon Airport operations and commercial director, stated, "We are looking forward to welcoming passengers through Shannon Airport this bank holiday weekend, as well as greeting our inbound tourists who are landing directly into the west of Ireland. There is a great holiday buzz, and that appetite to take a well-deserved break following the impact of the pandemic over the last two years, is evident.

"With 26 services to 11 countries across the UK, Europe and the USA, our seasonal routes are now underway, as the holiday season ramps up. Ryanair's service to Corfu also returns this weekend, providing another exciting destination for passengers to choose from.

"The latest investment into our state-of-the-art screening system which eliminates the removal of laptops and liquids from cabin bags, along with our US preclearance facility, our sensory room, and the short walk from our car parks to the terminal, provides an easy-as-possible journey for our passengers, through the airport."

Passengers Advice

To make the journey through the airport as smooth as can be, passengers are advised to arrive at the airport 90 minutes before their flight and 2.5 hours before transatlantic flights.

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