The latest figures released by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) today show that traffic is continuing to soar at Cork Airport with terminal flights up by 19.1% compared with the same month last year, the strongest performance of any Irish airport for the month.
While the amount of traffic handled by air traffic control nationally climbed 8.1% in June, traffic at Cork Airport grew by more than twice as fast.
Year-to-date passenger numbers at Ireland’s best connected and fastest growing international airport outside Dublin continue to rise with figures to the end of June showing an 8.5% increase.
Growth is projected to continue through the summer months into the autumn as Cork Airport benefits from additional traffic on several new summer services including Dusseldorf with Aer Lingus, Madrid with Iberia Express and Leeds and Southampton with Aer Lingus Regional.
Head of Communications at Cork Airport, Kevin Cullinane says, "This month’s figures are further evidence that 2016 is proving to be a very strong year of growth at Cork Airport. I am very pleased to see we are leading the way nationally in terms of traffic growth to ensure our place as Ireland’s fastest growing and best connected airport outside of Dublin is maintained. We are projecting an increase of 8% overall for this year which we are well on target to meet."