CORK AIRPORT has been awarded the prize for the best airport in Europe.
The award was for those airports which served under five million passengers a year.
Cork Airport prides itself on being Ireland’s “most punctual” and “fastest growing” airport.
The Airport Council International awards in Cyprus recognises the top airports from all corners of the world, and of all different sizes.
The winner of the Best Airport Award at the @ACI_EUROPE 29th Annual Assembly & Congress in the under 5 million passenger category is @CorkAirport for its support to disabled passengers, strong community engagement & continued development of its network. pic.twitter.com/Vnqv6XLgzU
— Cork Airport (@CorkAirport) June 26, 2019
They recognise excellence and achievement across a number of different variants relating to airport operations.
Cork Airport’s Managing Director Niall MacCarthy said he was thrilled with the award.
“Anyone who uses our Airport at Cork knows we pride ourselves on the smoothness and friendliness of the passenger journey.
“This is all down to the staff based at Cork who work round the clock 365 days of the year, through good weather and bad, to make that journey friendly and easy.
“This year we are Ireland’s most punctual and fastest growing airport with eight new routes and 10% passenger growth year to date.
“Our excellent team at Cork will continue to work really hard to deliver a great airport experience and grow connectivity further for the benefit of business and tourism in the south of Ireland,” he added.
Cork pipped London City Airport, Torino Airport, Limak Kosovo and Aberdeen International to the award after being assessed by a panel of aviation expert judges.
The Airport was credited for its high-quality support to disabled passengers, as well as its community engagement and safety and security indicators, including its drone awareness campaign.
The airport continues to grow and now has an expanding route network of over 50 direct routes to the UK and to Europe.
2.6 million people are expected to travel through Cork Airport this in 2019.