OVER 55,000 passengers are expected to travel through Cork Airport, Ireland’s fastest growing and most punctual airport this weekend.
Up by 10% over the same period last year, the airport welcomes Ryanair’s new service to Naples, Italy this Sunday.
In total, there are eight new routes operating for the summer, including Budapest, Dubrovnik, Lisbon, London Luton, Malta, Nice and Poznan.
The busiest day for arrivals and departures will be this Saturday. Six establishes summer services kick off this weekend, as Ryanair commences two flights Barcelona via Reus on Saturday and Girona on Monday.
The airline also will fly to the French cities of Carcassonne and Bordeaux from Monday and the Italian airport of Milan Bergamo from Sunday.
Spanish carrier Iberia Express commences its summer schedule to Madrid from Saturday. Managing director at Cork Airport, Niall MacCarthy, said ‘We are preparing for another busy June bank holiday weekend. All our seasonal routes will be fully operational with over 50 routes on offer during the year along with daily long-haul connectivity through major European hub airports. In total, 2.6 million passengers are expected to travel through Cork Airport this year, up by 8% on 2018, its fourth consecutive year of growth,’ Mr McCarthy 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.’