With a total 45 scheduled routes served in 2022 across 8 scheduled airlines along with a number of additional charter airlines and routes, Cork Airport retains its pre-Covid title as Munster’s favourite airport and Ireland’s busiest airport outside Dublin.

Passenger satisfaction with the travel experience at Cork Airport is at exceptionally strong levels, with passengers rating Cork Airport as 9.2 out of 10 in independent market research (Source: RedC Research Q1-Q3, 2022). 96.8% of passengers cleared security screening in Cork Airport in less than 15 minutes over the year.

In 2022, the airport welcomed a total of 2.24 million passengers. In a year which saw the swift recovery of international travel after the removal of the last remaining Covid-19 related restrictions, Cork Airport has firmly positioned itself as the state’s second busiest airport and is well on track for very strong recovery in 2023.

Last year, a total 45 scheduled routes serving the UK, France, The Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Poland and Croatia were available from the airport. Eight scheduled airlines operated services in 2022 – Ryanair, Aer Lingus, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Air France, Lufthansa, Vueling, SWISS International Air Lines and TUI, together with a number of charter airlines. 

December 2022 saw a welcome return of seasonal reunions as passengers celebrated the first restriction free Christmas in three years. Passenger traffic in December 2022 was marginally higher than that experienced in December 2019, indicating a welcome return to pre-pandemic demand for international travel to and from Cork Airport.