At the launch were Tara Finn, Business Development Manager; Niall MacCarthy, Managing Director, Cork Airport and Kathleen Walshe, Communications Specialist. Photo: Brian Lougheed

Cork Airport set for busiest summer in years

Ireland’s second largest airport is preparing for the busiest summer season in three years.

Cork Airport has officially launched its 2022 summer schedule and it includes over 40 scheduled routes served by eight airlines. Over two million passengers are forecasted to travel through Cork Airport this year. The summer schedule is now operational and will run until 29 October.

This summer, Ryanair will operate their largest ever summer schedule at Cork Airport, with 25 routes on offer. Of those, seven are new routes – with a daily service to Manchester and Edinburgh, a thrice-weekly service to Birmingham along with twice-weekly services to Venice, Pisa, Alghero (Sardinia) and Valencia.

Ryanair has also restored essential connectivity for both business and leisure passengers, with daily services to London-Stansted, London-Gatwick, and a five-times weekly service to London-Luton.

Aer Lingus has commenced services to popular sun destinations, with a five-times weekly service to Malaga, thrice-weekly services to Lanzarote, Faro and Palma, along with a twice-weekly service to Dubrovnik, Croatia. Aer Lingus has also restored essential business connectivity to Amsterdam and to London-Heathrow.

Air France, Lufthansa and SWISS International Airlines are returning to Cork Airport joining existing European airline partners KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Vueling.

For city-break lovers, Cork Airport offers connections to Amsterdam, Paris, Frankfurt and Zurich and Milan. Vueling are operating a thrice-weekly service to Paris (Orly). KLM Royal Dutch Airlines currently operate a twice-daily service to Amsterdam, which gives superb access to the Dutch capital along with connections to the wider KLM Royal Dutch Airlines worldwide route network.

Similarly, Air France currently operate a six-times weekly service to Paris (Charles de Gaulle). Lufthansa will resume a thrice-weekly service to Frankfurt on 13 May while SWISS International Airlines will operate a twice-weekly service to Zurich commencing on 15 April.

Head of Aviation and Commercial Business Development, Brian Gallagher said: “Summer 2022 at Cork Airport is shaping up to be a strong period of recovery following the pandemic. We have a great mix of routes across the UK and Europe, catering to great outdoor escapes, city breaks and sunny destinations. We’re also looking forward to operating with a wide range of airline partners at Cork in 2022 as we rebuild our network offering.”

Passengers planning to travel from Cork Airport this summer are advised to arrive between 90 and 120 minutes prior to the boarding of their flight to allow for a smooth, safe and stress-free experience.

Cork Airport has also recently introduced a number of customer service enhancements including a 24/7 webchat feature for passenger queries along with a WhatsApp flight status/alert facility for departing and arriving passengers. These enhancements are readily available on

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