Cork Airport expects to welcome over 135,000 passengers between now and 6 January.

Christmas lands at Cork Airport

Upon arriving at Cork Airport this Christmas, passengers returning home or visitors staying with family and friends can expect a warm, festive welcome, the airport has said.

With the terminal building festooned in Christmas decorations, passengers will also experience one of the highlights of the Christmas programme at Cork Airport including choir performances in the arrivals area.

Between now and Christmas Eve, over 1,000 performers ranging from local school children to orchestral ensembles will take to the specially constructed Christmas stage in the Arrivals area.

Looking forward to the busy festive travel period, Managing Director at Cork Airport, Niall MacCarthy said: “Christmas is our favourite time of the year amongst airport staff. We see homecoming passengers, many coming back for the first time since 2019 and some even longer, reuniting with mothers, fathers, families, and friends.

“Lots of Irish residents like to fly out to sun destinations to ‘warm up’ over Christmas and of course, some of our newer residents return to their respective home countries for Christmas to be with their own families. Whatever type of passenger you are, our staff will do their utmost to make your journey smooth, pleasant and delay free.”

Cork Airport said 2022 brought a marked recovery of passenger traffic. As the global aviation sector emerges from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, Cork Airport said it has experienced its busiest year since 2019.