According to DAA June, July and August are set to be the busiest months at both Dublin and Cork airports since 2019, coming on the back of another busy month in May.
3.05 million passengers passed through Dublin Airport in May, which is comparable to the number that passed through in the same month in 2019 and up 17% from 2022 levels.
A total of 262,318 travelers arrived at Cork Airport in May, an increase of 10% from May 2019 and 28% from May 2022.
Spain is expected to be the top destination for travelers departing from Dublin Airport during the summer months. Malaga and Barcelona are the top two airports on the list of the busiest anticipated destinations during the months of June, July, and August, and Madrid and Lanzarote are also in the top 10.
Due to the recent addition of a new Ryanair route from Cork Airport to Seville, Spain continues to be a top destination for travelers from Munster. Ten Spanish cities are now directly accessible from Cork Airport, and Malaga, Lanzarote, Reus, Alicante, and Valencia are among the most well-liked by travelers in the South of Ireland.
According to Kenny Jacobs, CEO of DAA, the operator of Dublin and Cork airports: “Spain is always a magnet for Irish tourists at this time of year and the current warm and sunny spell of weather here in Ireland is likely to have whetted their appetite nicely for a week or two on the beach or beside the pool. Our transatlantic routes will be busy this summer too, with Chicago, New York and Boston all featuring in our top ten destinations, while Toronto is also proving extremely popular too, sitting just outside the top ten.”