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Cork Airport anticipates over 195,000 passengers this Christmas
Over 85,000 passengers are expected between now and Christmas Eve alone
 Thurs 14th December 2023

Airport is gearing up for a busy Christmas where over 195,000 arriving and departing passengers are expected to travel between now and January 10, 2024. This represents a 22% increase in passenger traffic on the same period last year and is in line with Cork Airport’s overall passenger growth this year, in a year which will see overall traffic up 22% on 2022 figures.

Passengers arriving at Cork Airport this Christmas will be greeted with a warm, festive welcome. With the terminal building festooned in festive decorations, passengers will also experience one of the highlights of the annual Christmas programme at Cork Airport – with choir performances in the Arrivals area. This year, over 1,200 performers will take to the specially constructed Christmas stage in Arrivals, including primary and secondary school children from across Cork city and county, local orchestral ensembles, traditional music groups and choral societies.

Ahead of a busy Christmas travel period, Niall MacCarthy, Managing Director at Cork Airport, said:

“Passengers want a friendly, easy, pleasant travel experience everyday but particularly at Christmas. We are offering that in spades at Cork Airport again this year with choirs and music every day in the terminal to welcome you home. Our staff love this time of year and work extra hard over Christmas to make sure every passenger makes their journey happily and safely. We know more and more people across the South of Ireland are choosing to come back to friendly, clean, easy Cork Airport and we wish them safe travels once again at the end of a busy year. ”

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