March 12 2014  |  Airline & Terminal News

Cork Airport goes green for St. Patrick's Day

By Tanya Filippelli

Cork Airport has turned its lights green in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Ireland.

The airport, which expects to welcome 30,000 passengers this bank holiday weekend, joins other international landmarks that will turn green for the event on March 17 including the Eiffel Tower, the Empire State Building, the Pyramids in Egypt and Sydney Opera House.

The ‘greening’ of Cork Airport this year also marks the ninth successive year that the airport has sponsored the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Cork City.

“We always get a great reaction from people when we turn Cork Airport green for St. Patricks Day," said Niall MacCarthy, Cork Airport managing director. "In addition to the ‘greening’ of the airport terminal, we are thrilled to once again be part of Cork’s St. Patrick’s Day Festival as a sponsor. The festival is a fantastic event attracting huge crowds each year that come to celebrate our national holiday.”

Cork Airport, Ireland’s second largest airport, said the March bank holiday weekend typically kick-starts the tourism season.

“We look forward to giving a big Irish welcome to almost 30,000 passengers from all around the world for our national holiday this weekend and want to make sure they get a great first impression of Ireland,” added MacCarthy.

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