Cork Airport has won the annual World Routes 2018 Marketing Award, an accolade recognising excellence in aviation marketing.
Ireland’s second busiest airport was announced the winner in the Under 4 Million Passengers category at the World Routes conference in Guangzhou, China.
“This award is a huge testament to our growth development over the past three years, as we continually strive for excellence, new routes and expansion,” said Managing Director at Cork Airport, Niall MacCarthy.
In the Under 4 Million Passengers category, Cork beat Shannon Airport; Billund Airport in Denmark; London’s Southend Airport; and Myrtle Beach International Airport, South Carolina, USA.
Over 2.4 million passengers will pass through Cork Airport this year. The airport is forecasting growth of 4% in 2018, with flights to destinations across the UK, continental Europe and a direct transatlantic service to the US.
In recent weeks, Cork Airport has announced several new routes, including four new Ryanair services to London, Budapest, Malta and Poland. Ryanair is also extending its summer service from Cork to Faro, Portugal into the winter.
Meanwhile, Aer Lingus will run flights from Cork to Lisbon starting next month while Air France is currently operating a daily service to Paris.