Over 55,000 passengers are expected to travel through Cork Airport this June Bank Holiday Weekend, a 10% increase over the same period last year.
This weekend also marks the beginning of Ryanair’s new summer service to Naples, Italy, beginning Sunday 2nd June. In total, there are eight new routes operating out of Cork Airport for summer 2019, including Budapest, Dubrovnik, Lisbon, London Luton, Malta, Nice and Poznań. The busiest day for arrivals and departures will be Saturday, 1st June.
Six established summer services also kick off this weekend, with Ryanair commencing two flights to Barcelona via Reus Airport on 1st June and Girona Airport on 3rd June. The airline also will fly to the French cities of Carcassonne and Bordeaux from 3rd June and the Italian airport of Milan Bergamo from 2nd June.
Meanwhile, Spanish carrier Iberia Express commences its summer schedule to Madrid from 1st June.
Managing Director at Cork Airport Niall MacCarthy said: “We are preparing for another busy June Bank Holiday weekend at Cork Airport. All our seasonal routes will be fully operational from this weekend, with over 50 routes on offer during the year from Cork Airport, along with daily long-haul connectivity through major European hub airports.”
In total, 2.6m passengers are expected to travel through Cork Airport this year, up 8% on 2018, its fourth consecutive year of growth.
Mr MacCarthy added: “As we are expecting a busy weekend ahead, we advise passengers to arrive at least 90 minutes before their flight and go directly to the security screening area once checked in.”