By Caitlín O’Driscoll
CORK Airport is expecting to be very busy, with over 49,000 passengers to travel through the southern gateway this weekend.
Passenger numbers are up 11% on the same period last year and the busiest day for both arrivals and departures is Sunday, May 5th.
Passengers travelling through Cork Airport this May Bank Holiday weekend are advised to arrive at least 90 minutes before their flight and go directly to the security screening area once checked in.
There are changes to Cork Airport’s internal road layout, which includes a new set-down lane. Drivers are advised that they can set down for up to 15 minutes free on the forecourt before tariffs apply.
Managing director at Cork Airport, Niall MacCarthy said: 'We are preparing for another busy May Bank Holiday weekend at Cork Airport. Over 50 routes are on offer from Cork this year ensuring greater choice, flexibility and convenience for passengers across the south of Ireland choosing to fly from Cork Airport.'
In total, 2.6 million passengers are expected to travel through Cork Airport this year. In May, Cork Airport will see summer seasonal routes with Aer Lingus introducing a new flight route from Cork to Nice. The new service will fly every Wednesday and Sunday.
There are now over 1 million Aer Lingus seats available from the rebel county this summer.