Cork Airport is the international gateway to the South of Ireland and is uniquely positioned at the start of Ireland’s Ancient East and the Wild Atlantic Way. It is the country’s second busiest and best-connected international airport flying to destinations across the UK and Continental Europe.
2019 saw Cork Airport record a fourth consecutive year of growth, with passenger numbers growing by 8% to 2.6 million with several new routes added to its expanding route network.
In 2021, the fastest large-scale construction project undertaken in the State in recent years – the Cork runway – was completed. This was the result of the single biggest investment by any Government at Cork Airport. Minister Hildegarde Naughton, Minister of State at the Department of Transport said:
“Cork Airport is a key strategic national asset and all of us here today know the key role Cork Airport plays locally and nationally…. It has been connecting people, places, families and businesses for the last 60 years. The whole team here have been unwavering in their focus on recovery and building a successful future for Cork Airport.” The reconstruction of the runway creates a key strategic asset for Cork and the South of Ireland for the next two decades and the team at Cork Airport look forward to welcoming millions of passengers through their doors in the years to come.