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There’s a hectic weekend of welcomes and goodbyes in store.

More than 44,000 passengers will travel through Cork Airport across this August bank holiday weekend.

The busiest day for Ireland’s second busiest airport outside of Dublin is forecasted to be this Saturday (August 4th), so plan ahead and get there early to ensure a smooth journey if you’re off somewhere nice.

“We welcome thousands of visitors arriving into the region via Cork Airport over the coming days.” said Niall McCarthy, Managing Director of Cork Airport.


“Many will visit two of Ireland’s top tourism attractions right on the doorstep of the Airport — the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East — along with experiencing some of the top cultural events, culinary hotspots and extensive range of activities there is on offer across the region.”

More than doubling capacity on its Cork to Zurich service this summer, SWISS is operating three flights per week while Iberia Express’ Cork to Madrid route has also expanded. Spanish carrier Volotea is operating its Cork Verona route every Saturday and Wednesday.

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This year’s August Bank Holiday Weekend is also the first for Air France’s new year-round daily flight from Cork to Paris, which also opens up access to the airline’s network of over 180 destinations worldwide via Paris-Charles de Gaulle.

Norwegian’s Cork to Boston Providence service is also operating this weekend, offering affordable transatlantic travel for those travelling to the east coast of America to experience US summer holiday destinations such as Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.

Passengers planning to travel over the coming days are being advised to arrive at least 90 minutes prior to their flight to avoid any unnecessary delays and the advice is to go directly to the security screening area once you have checked in.


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