Cork Airport saw passenger numbers increase by 6% in January 2017 compared with the same month last year.
This represents an increase in passenger numbers of 7,000 from 125,000 in January 2016 to 132,000 in January 2017. The increase comes on the back of a really strong performance in 2016.
The biggest increase in passenger growth was on routes to and from the UK, despite the challenges posed by Brexit. Traffic to and from multiple UK destinations including three London Airports and multiple Provincial cities in England, Scotland and Wales was up 7% to 91,000 passengers from 85,000 the previous January.
Winter sun destinations also grew strongly compared to 2016 with more choice and frequency now available from Cork.
Speaking today, Managing Director at Cork Airport, Niall MacCarthy said, "We are very pleased with the start to the year and to see the growth momentum continuing into 2017. 2017 will see nine scheduled airlines operating from Cork with existing airlines Aer Lingus, Flybe, Iberia Express, Ryanair, Stobart Air to be joined by four new airlines, WOW air, Swiss, Volotea and Norwegian."