Cork Airport celebrated the 10th birthday of its terminal building in August. Since it first opened in 2006, over 25 million people have travelled through the state-of-the-art terminal.
Niall MacCarthy, Managing Director at Cork Airport, said: “We wanted to mark the important occasion of the 10th anniversary of the new terminal building. It is a wonderful facility for the South of Ireland and still looks new even after the 10 years.
“It is also heartening to mark this milestone in a year that has seen remarkable growth in new routes and capacity, new airlines and greater choice at Cork Airport, firmly placing us as the largest airport in the Republic of Ireland after Dublin. We plan to consolidate that growth with further announcements for 2017.
“We at Cork Airport are ideally situated at the start of the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East, both of which have already proven hugely successful with inbound and domestic tourists.”
However, Niall believes that the biggest win for Cork and the wider Munster region will be the addition of direct low-cost transatlantic services once the log jam over the US licencing for Norwegian Air International Ltd is finally resolved.
“Although we have a fine facility here, we continue to develop our offering, which has included the addition of a second airbridge in recent months and a new fire training ground,” Niall added. “In 2017, we also plan a significant modernisation and upgrade of our food and beverage areas in the airport, with much more facilities and fresh choice airside, after passengers go through security. Some interesting concepts are being explored now that will be in place for summer 2017 and which I am sure passengers will greatly welcome.”