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260,000 passengers travelled through Cork Airport in September

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10:38 4 Oct 2023

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A total of 260,000 passengers travelled to and from Cork Airport in September, 12% higher than in the same month in 2022, according to airport operator DAA

The number of passengers travelling through Dublin Airport in September totalled 2.9 million, which was 11% higher than in the same month last year.




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Cork Airport experienced a busy September, as thousands of passengers from the South of Ireland continued to flock to sunnier climes – with very strong load factors on routes to Spain, Portugal, the Canary Islands, and Italy.

Commenting on the September performance of Cork Airport, daa CEO Kenny Jacobs said:

“In September, passengers from across Munster and the South of Ireland continued to enjoy a superb airport experience and a great choice of routes from Cork Airport. Fans heading to France for the Rugby World Cup contributed to another great month in terms of passenger traffic, which was 12% higher compared with September 2022. From the beginning of September, large numbers of Irish rugby fans set off for France from Cork Airport, to Bordeaux, La Rochelle and Paris as Rugby World Cup fever began to take hold. Aer Lingus commenced a direct service to Paris Charles de Gaulle to cater for the Rugby World Cup traffic and Air France increased capacity and frequency on their services to Paris.”

“I have no doubt that October will be another busy month for Cork Airport as some new routes like Barcelona, Paris Beauvais and Fuerteventura come on stream. Towards the end of the month, thousands will jet into Cork for the annual Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, a highlight of the Cork event calendar with Cork Airport as a proud festival partner,” added Kenny Jacobs.

Passengers flying from Munster’s busiest airport enjoyed a swift, efficient security screening process in September, where 99.9% of passengers cleared security in 20 minutes or less.

In September, Cork Airport was also listed as the “Best Performing Commercial Semi-State Body” for energy reduction by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) for the second year running. This accolade is a result of significant retrofitting of lighting systems, replacement of diesel vehicles with electric equivalents and an enhanced management of lighting and heating in the terminal building.



September 2023 In Numbers 
  Cork Airport Dublin Airport
Number of Passengers 260,000 2.9 million*
Transfer Passengers N/A 172,000
Transit Passengers N/A 25,000
Number of Flights 1,900 22,500
Through Security in <20 minutes 99.9% 97%
Busiest Day of Travel Friday, September 22 Sunday, September 24
Busiest Destination London Heathrow London Heathrow
Flights Departing On-Time 74% 53%
Flights Departing On-Time (First Wave) 92% 74%
Load Factor  80% 82%
Baggage Return (average time, first bag) 11 minutes 18 minutes




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