Cork Airport

Egg-citement In The Air As Cork Airport Is Ready To Welcome Over 102,000 Passengers Over Easter

Apr 05, 2023

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There is great excitement in the air as Cork Airport is ready to welcome over 102,000 passengers over the Easter period. As schools break for the holidays, thousands of families will take the opportunity to jet off to one of the many summer destinations available from Munster’s busiest and best-connected airport. Over 45,000 passengers will travel over the Easter bank holiday weekend alone.


This Friday, Cork Airport will welcome the return of the twice-weekly service to Zurich, Switzerland – operated by Edelweiss, on behalf of SWISS International Air Lines. The service, which will operate on Friday and Monday will provide direct connectivity to the largest city in Switzerland, complete with its vibrant Old Town, exciting cultural scene, and scenic location along the Limmat River, on the shores of Lake Zurich.


Looking forward to the Easter period, Managing Director at Cork Airport, Niall MacCarthy said: “We’re in full swing for the summer at Cork Airport and we expect to welcome more than 2.5 million passengers this year. We have lots of new routes, but most importantly, the convenience of using Cork Airport and the friendliness of our staff is our unique proposition to passengers right across the South of Ireland. Happy Easter to all our passengers.” 


This summer, passengers in Munster and the South of Ireland have an excellent choice of summer destinations to choose from – with new destinations like Seville or La Rochelle and familiar favourites such as Malaga or Faro. With 44 scheduled routes, operated by 8 airlines, Cork Airport offers passengers a smooth, swift, and friendly passenger experience. In March, 99% of passengers cleared security in 20 minutes or less. Passengers travelling from Cork over Easter are advised to arrive at the airport at least 90 minutes before their flight is due to depart.