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While there has been an increase in the numbers of passengers flying from Cork Airport since non-essential international travel restrictions were lifted almost two weeks ago, the numbers travelling are still below pre-COVID times. Cork Airport is normally handling about 10,000 passengers daily at this time of the year.
All attention now is focused on building our business back better and stronger and expanding our route network. We now have 20 routes back on sale with 6 airlines so passengers across the South of Ireland have plenty of opportunities to take a well earned break before schools go back in August and September.
Ready when you are'
daa, the operator of Cork and Dublin Airports, will launch a new television commercial on Sunday July 18 in advance of the return of non-essential international travel from July 19.
COVID-19 has ensured that it has been a long time since most of the Irish population have flown, so, daa has commissioned the advertisement in support of the Irish aviation sector. The 30 second commercial is of heart-warming scenes which rekindle the joy of travelling by air again while delivering important reassurances to passengers.
The advertisement features several passengers about to take a flight to enjoy some long overdue and emotional reunions. Whether departing from Dublin or Cork Airports for the first time, or perhaps the first time in a long time, the commercial sets out to reassure passengers that daa staff are prepared and organised with the overarching message that ‘when you’re ready to go, we’re ready to help.’
daa Chief Executive Dalton Philips said: “While the past 16 months of severe travel restrictions have been in place to support the fight against COVID-19, the impact on airports, airlines and other businesses involved in international travel and aviation has been devastating. As we approach July 19th, we are looking ahead to rebuilding our business and supporting our industry. This advertising campaign marks this milestone and we hope it will remind people why we are a nation that loves to travel and that Dublin and Cork Airports are ready to welcome our passengers back through our doors when they are.” Read more »
Ryanair flight bound for Dublin Airport forced to divert back to London after mid-air emergency.
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Emirates Airlines has confirmed that they are resuming their daily flight from Dublin to Dubai after a 'spike' in international travel from Ireland.
Almost 658,000 passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in July, an 81% drop when compared to pre-COVID19 levels.Read more »