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2003 was another record year for Cork airport with a total of 2.182 million passengers handled, a 17% increase on 2002. A total of 30 scheduled destinations were served by 11 airlines. In total over 60 principal scheduled and charter destinations were served last year. Of the four markets only the domestic market declined slightly on 2002 levels, the UK market delivered outstanding performance and the European market grew by 46%. The budget figure for 2003 was 2 million passengers.

The London market grew marginally by 1% and carried a total of 808,188 passengers. A new Cork based airline called Jetmagic commenced a service to London City airport. The London market accounted for 67% of all UK traffic.

The UK Provincial market had phenomenal growth of 73% with a total of 396,079 passengers carried on 14 scheduled routes, which is 167,669 passengers more than 2002. This extraordinary growth was a result of bmi baby coming to Cork and commencing services to Cardiff, East Midlands and Manchester, also new locally based airline, Jetmagic, commenced services to Belfast, Jersey, Liverpool and Edinburgh.

In 2003, 1.2 million passengers traveled on UK routes. A total of 16 destinations were served by 10 airlines. The London market accounted for 67% of all UK traffic and UK provincial routes were the minority at 33%, thus emphasizing the importance of the London market for Cork.

Cork International Airport (IATA: ORK, ICAO: EICK) is one of Ireland's main airports. Situated on the south side of Cork City (51° 50' 50? N, 8° 29' 50? W) in an area known as Ballygarvan, the airport is operated by Dublin Airport Authority. This company also administers Dublin Airport and Shannon Airport. Cork Airport mostly handles domestic Irish flights and flights to Britain and Europe. Aer Lingus and Aer Arann are the largest operators at Cork Airport.

Airlines and Destinations
The following scheduled airlines use Cork International Airport (September 2005):

  • Aer Arann Belfast (City Airport), Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin, Edinburgh, Lorient, Southampton
  • Aer Lingus Alicante, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Faro Algarve, London Heathrow, Malaga, Munich, Nice, Paris (Charles de Gaulle), Rome (Da Vinci), Warsaw
  • Air Malta Malta (Summer Only)
  • Air Wales Plymouth
  • bmi Leeds/Bradford
  • bmibaby Birmingham, Cardiff, Durham Tees Valley, Manchester, East Midlands
  • British Airways
  • British Airways Citiexpress Manchester (ends October 30 2005)
  • Loganair dba British Airways Glasgow
  • CSA Czech Airlines Prague (Ruzyne)
  • easyJet London Gatwick
  • Newcastle
  • Ryanair Dublin, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Stansted
  • Malév Budapest (Ferihegy)

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