Cork Airport is the 2nd largest of Ireland’s international airports and 4th largest on the island of Ireland, by the volume of passenger numbers. It is regulated by the Dublin Airport Authority and handled 2.3m passengers in 2018 alone. In the first 10 years of the airports opening in 1961, airlines were operating from Cork to London Heathrow, Bristol and Manchester airports.
The airport has now grown immensely and operates airlines like Aer Lingus, Ryanair, Norwegian Airlines, Air France and TUI. Flights are available all over the world, such as flights to destinations like Amsterdam, Lanzarote, Malaga, Paris and all over the UK.
The airport is traditionally cheaper to fly to and from as it is not as busy as airports like Dublin airport. Flights with Ryanair from Cork to Liverpool can be as low as €25 for a round trip and flights to Faro, Portugal €45 for a round trip! The airport is a 15-minute drive from the city centre and a 3-hour drive to Dublin city.
In 2019, the airport won an international digital media award at the Moodie Davitt Digital Awards, this covers social media, digital and marketing activities across all airports. They were awarded the best use of Facebook (airport) award.