Cork International Airport
Cork International Airport Reviews
May 07, 2007
Cork International Airport flies to destinations around Ireland including Dublin, Shannon, Kerry and Galway, aswell as several destinations in the UK, including London Heathrow, Gatwick and Stanstead, Liverpool, Birmigham and Manchester. It also flies to many European destinations such as Barcelona, Paris, Prague and many more.
The new terminal building in Cork Airport was opened in 2006, and all flights in and out of Cork now go through this building. A large multistorey car park is available for short-term parking (up to 3 days I think) and there are also many long-term spaces available. Parking isn't cheap, so get a taxi to the airport if possible. Also, the short-term car park has silly curbs on the ramps which can be difficult to maneouvre, especially for those not used to driving in multistorey car parks!
Inside the terminal there's not really much to see! There's a Starbucks, Subway, Londis shop and bookshop on the ground floor. This is also where the check-in desks are situated, and the Arrivals area. Upstairs is a cafe/restaurant and a fully licenced bar. The Departures section is also upstairs. The duty free in Cork airport is nothing to shout about. It's fine for picking up some novelty Ireland gifts, or for picking up perfume or alcohol but don't expect an amazing shopping experience! I did pick up a Philips 30gb MP3 player for 150 euro which was a good bargain though!
Once you're at the gates, there is a "Sports Bar" and another bookshop. These are handy for killing time if you're desparately early! There is Wi-Fi available in the airport, via BT OpenZone, but it's costly. I think it's 10 euro for an hour, with subscription services available for frequent travellers.
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