Nearly 890,000 passengers flew to and from Cork Airport across the summer months
A total of 308,000 passengers flew to and from Cork Airport during August as the busy holiday season continued.
New figures published this week by daa, the operator of Cork Airport show that the number of passengers travelling in August 2023 was 12% ahead of August 2022 making it the busiest August for passenger traffic since August 2008.
30% more passengers have flown to and from Cork Airport so far this year than the first eight months of last year. Passenger numbers in the eight months to August totalled 1.9 million with nearly half of those (890,000) travelling during the busy summer months of June, July, and August.
Tuesday, August 8 was the busiest day of the month of August and was also the busiest day of the year thus far with nearly 13,000 passengers flying that day.
The top 10 most popular destinations for departing passengers from Cork Airport this summer (June, July and August combined) were:
- London Heathrow
- London Stansted
- Amsterdam Schiphol
- London Gatwick
- Barcelona Reus
Meanwhile, just over 3.4 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport during August representing a 12% increase on August 2022. The August total included around 200,000 transfer passengers.
Around 12% more passengers have passed through Dublin Airport so far this year than the first eight months of last year. Passenger numbers in the eight months to August totalled 22 million, with almost half of those (10.1 million) travelling during the busy summer months of June, July and August.
According to Kenny Jacobs, CEO of daa:
“At Cork Airport, it has been a very busy month as the airport experienced its second, busiest consecutive month in 15 years. Nearly 890,000 passengers flew to and from Cork Airport across the months of June, July, and August. As Cork Airport approaches the 2 million passenger mark this month, traffic at Munster’s busiest airport is forecast to be just as busy through a combination of those jetting off in search of sunnier climes and fans travelling to France for the Rugby World Cup.”