Cork Airport's June traffic up almost 20% compared to last year

Traffic at Cork Airport increased by 19.1% in June 2016 compared with the same month last year, latest figures released by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) show.

It represents the biggest monthly increase of any Irish airport for the month.

The amount of traffic handled by air traffic control nationally climbed 8.1% in June.

Year-to-date passenger numbers at the airport are also up, increasing 8.5%.

Kevin Cullinane, head of communications at Cork Airport said: "This month’s figures are further evidence that 2016 is proving to be a very strong year of growth at Cork Airport.

"I am very pleased to see we are leading the way nationally in terms of traffic growth to ensure our place as Ireland’s fastest growing and best connected airport outside of Dublin is maintained.

"We are projecting an increase of 8% overall for this year which we are well on target to meet."

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