1 Oct 2019

Cork Airport Flying High

Cork Airport has just welcomed its two millionth passenger of 2019 and had further good news in recent days with service expansions announced from both SWISS and TUI for next year.

Passenger numbers at Cork Airport have increased by 9% to just over 2 million in the first nine months of this year and are expected to hit 2.6 million by the end of 2019.

SWISS has this week announced the expansion of its Summer 2020 season to Zurich. The airline will operate four flights per week — on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday — commencing March 29 and running until October 20.  In 2020, TUI will operate a new service to Lanzarote, and continue existing routes to Reus and Palma.

Last week, Ryanair announced a new Summer 2020 service from Cork to Katowice, Poland. The twice-weekly service is an extension of its Winter 2019/20 schedule route, commencing in October. The airline’s Winter schedule also includes an additional four new services to Alicante, Budapest, Malta and Poznań. Ryanair’s passenger numbers at Cork are forecast to rise by 23% in 2019, the largest increase among all Irish airports.

There are over 50 routes on offer from Cork Airport to the UK and Continental Europe. Multiple daily long-haul connections worldwide through major European hub airports also continue to drive Cork Airport’s growth.

‘Passenger numbers at Cork Airport are thriving and it is the fastest growing airport on the island of Ireland in the first three quarters of this year.’ stated Cork Airport Managing Director Mr. Niall MacCarthy.

Cork Airport authorities are confident that these extended seasons will further add to the airports impressive growth to date, attracting even more holiday and business visitors to the South of Ireland region in 2020.