Cork International Airport is the most punctual airport in Ireland

Posted: 11 February 2019 | | No comments yet

With passenger numbers set to rise to 2.9 million at Cork Airport in 2019, this punctuality accolade reassures passengers that the airport can handle the increase in travellers.


Cork Airport is Ireland’s most punctual airport, according to new research. Global aviation analysts OAG revealed that Cork Airport topped the punctuality league for international airports in Ireland in 2018, with an on-time performance of 80.2 per cent. Aer Lingus, the Irish airline was ranked seventh in the top European airlines, with 78.90 per cent of movements happening punctually. 

Cork Airport, Ireland’s second busiest and best connected international airport, saw growth of four per cent last year, serving 2.4 million passengers. The airport is now entering its fourth year of consecutive growth, with passenger numbers set to rise by seven per cent in 2019. It is forecasted that 2.6 million passengers will travel through Cork Airport in 2019.

Speaking on the ranking, Managing Director of Cork Airport, Niall MacCarthy said: “As Cork Airport continues to grow, it is important that we maintain the key aspects of what our passengers have always loved about the airport — ease of access, award-winning customer service, minimal wait times, and of course, our punctuality. Topping the punctuality league of Irish airports is a testament to the extensive work the team at Cork Airport, along with our airline partners, put in to provide hassle-free and seamless travel for passengers flying out of the south of Ireland.”

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