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Dublin and Cork Airports See Strong Start to Summer Travel Season; with 3.5 Million Passengers Passing Through Doors

Ireland’s two busiest airports – Dublin and Cork – have seen a strong start to the summer travel season, with a total of 3.5 million passengers flying to and from both hubs in May.

Dublin Airport welcomed 3.1 million passengers in May, according to airport operator daa, while Cork Airport welcomed 282,000 passengers in the month. The May total takes Cork Airport through the one million passenger level for the year to date.

Commenting on the May passenger traffic statistics at its two Irish airports, daa CEO, Kenny Jacobs said: “The busy summer season is well and truly underway at Dublin and Cork airports. Our teams are set up and ready to welcome the millions of passengers who will use Ireland’s two busiest airports over the coming months as they head off on summer holidays, business trips and everything in between.”

“Dublin Airport is also experiencing another busy summer. May saw tens of thousands of football fans fly through Dublin Airport for the Europa League final, while new transatlantic services to Denver and Minneapolis took off during the month and are already proving very popular with passengers. 

Dublin Airport baggage system

“daa’s summer commitments to passengers at Dublin Airport continues with shortened security times, the rollout of new security scanners and the addition of more exciting food and beverage outlets – including the recently opened Supermac’s in Terminal 2 – going down a storm with passengers this summer.”

Speaking about the great start to the year at Cork Airport, Mr Jacobs added: “Cork Airport continues to experience strong support from the travelling public, with the high demand for overseas travel being matched by our airline partners. A jam-packed summer schedule featuring 48 routes, operated by eight airlines, provides really great choice for passengers in Munster and south Leinster. Cork Airport has become the number one choice for consumers across the South of Ireland when booking their summer holiday with superb destinations across Spain, Italy, France, Croatia, Portugal, and Greece on offer this year. As Cork Airport continues to grow, we have further exciting plans on the cards which will be unveiled later this year.”

Geoff Percival
Geoff Percival
Geoff has worked in business, news, consumer and travel journalism for more than 25 years; having worked for and contributed to the likes of The Irish Examiner, Business & Finance, Business Plus, The Sunday Times, The Irish News, Senior Times, and The Sunday Tribune.

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