Cork Airport Passenger Numbers Up 5% in January
10th February 2018 - 1:50pm
Cork Airport recorded a 5% increase in passenger numbers in January compared to the same period in 2017. Traffic rose across all the geographical markets served by Cork Airport, the country’s second busiest, and best connected international airport after Dublin. Passenger volumes to and from eastern Europe had the biggest increase, up 13.4% year-on-year, while southern Europe was up 12.5% and London increased by 1%.“This is our third consecutive year of passenger growth during the month of January, and is a great start to the year at Cork Airport,” said Niall MacCarthy (Cork Airport Managing Director).
“Last year, Cork Airport served 2.3 million passengers, compared to 2.2 million in 2016, highlighting our ongoing commitment to increasing routes and connectivity. One of our biggest route additions in 2017 was Cork’s first year-round direct transatlantic service with Norwegian to Boston Providence. It is proving a popular route, with TF Green Airport just an hour from Boston, less than two hours from the famed Cape Cod, along with easy access to the nearby islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.” In 2017, Cork Airport also announced significant European additions with new airline partners in Swiss, Iberia Express and Volotea.
“There is strong support across the region for Cork Airport, evident from both passenger figures recorded in January this year and throughout 2017,” added Mr MacCarthy. “Flying passengers direct to over 40 destinations globally, Cork Airport is the international gateway for the south of Ireland, and we will continue to focus on its growth for the year ahead.”
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