Cork Airport

Cork Airport

Cork Airport is conveniently located just 8 kilometres from Cork City Centre on the south end of the N27 when coming from the North, West, or East of Cork and off the R600 when coming from Kinsale.


In 1928, first move to get an air base for Cork - Cork Harbour Commissioners invited Col. Charles Russell, former Irish Army Corps to address them.

In 1943, due to rapid developments in aviation, Government requests further survey of potential airport sites. Ahanesk and Ballygarvan are now the two main site contenders.

In 1967, Cork Airport was considered by the Government as a composite project, including land acquisition, construction of runways, apron, roads, airport buildings, provision of navigational aids, etc. The estimated cost of the project as a whole, as approved by the Government, was £1 million. The final cost was £1,174,000.

In 1976, British Airways commenced scheduled services on the Cork/London route formerly operated by Cambrian Airways.

In 1980, main apron extended; Erection of first phase of security fence; Renovations carried out to Cargo Terminal and a new in-flight Catering Kitchen built; President of German Federal Republic Karl Karstens and his wife left Cork Airport for Germany 1st May following a three day official visit to Ireland; National strike of Aer Lingus mechanics took place 30th May - strike ended 4th July; Albert Reynolds T.D. Minister for Transport on official visit 5th June.

In 2002, Cork Airport was named as the Best Irish Airport by the Minister for Public Enterprise, Mrs. Mary O'Rourke TD, at the annual Airline of the Year Awards. The Airline of the Year Awards are presented based on the results of a survey by Chambers Ireland's Air Transport Users Council carried out among the top 1,000 companies in Ireland.

Passenger numbers travelling through Cork Airport grew by 80,000 in 2008 to reach a record 3.25 million, a 2.5% increase over 2007.

Location

Cork Airport
Ireland

Contact Info
Telephone: 
+353 21 4313131 then Press 1 for Airline Telephone Numbers Press 2 for Car Parking and Lost Property at Cork Airport Press 3 for Airline Baggage Tracing Services Press 4 for Car Hire Companies or Press 5 for Flight information on Aertel

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