Will Cork Airport be sold?

28 May 2015
By Bryan T. Smyth

Yesterday PaddyPower.com speculated – through a new listing of odds – that Cork Airport would be the next state assets to be sold.

Bets are being accepted until “Tuesday 30th June 2015, 12:00”, so there’s plenty of time to lay down a few euro if you feel so inclined, the odds are currently 6/1.

Nevertheless, life continues at the Airport, indeed the facility is preparing for a busy summer season as the June Bank Holiday approaches.

There are over 1.6 million seats to all the favourite sun and city destinations this summer, including a new route to Ibiza. Other destinations include the Canary Islands, Alicante, Barcelona or Malaga, Faro and the picturesque Jersey Island.

Jersey. The home of fictional TV Detective Bergerac, who doesn’t like the theme tune?

Cork Airport also has two further new routes to the Welsh capital of Cardiff and the City of Hundred Spires, Prague. Holidaymakers can also explore European City Breaks in London, Paris, Bordeaux, Rennes, Brussels, Amsterdam, Munich, Gdansk, Milan, Pisa, and Wroclaw. All of these great destinations can be booked with Aer Lingus, Aer Lingus Regional operated by Stobart Air, Ryanair, CSA Czech Airlines and Flybe as well as some Ireland’s leading tour operators: Topflight, Concorde, Falcon, Sunway and Travelfox.

Additionally this summer, people can book through www.FlyCork.ie, a new site that offers exclusive packages at great prices.
That’s a nice domain name but why did Cork Airport drop its ork.aero domain years ago? All Airports are allowed to use their three-letter IATA code for a website www.information.aero/

Commenting on the great choice available from Cork Airport this summer Managing Director Niall MacCarthy said:

“We’re delighted to announce three new destinations for this season’s summer schedule as well as the recommencement of the popular Rennes and Jersey routes. Flying direct from Cork Airport has never been easier and you can also book your summer break via FlyCork.ie. With 44 scheduled services this Summer together with charter bringing the total choice to over 50 services, there is something for everyone from Cork Airport, be it weekend, sun or city break.”

Mr. MacCarthy also had advice for passengers flying from Cork Airport this summer:

“Summer is always a busy time at the airport with passenger numbers rising at peak times. With this in mind, we always advise passengers to get here in plenty of time; we recommend at least 90 minutes before the scheduled departure time.
“There’s also plenty of parking at the airport, costing less than a €5 a day when booked online. And all our carparks are very close to the terminal so it’s only a short walk.

Cork Airport is the international gateway to the south of Ireland and is uniquely positioned at the start of the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East driving routes. After Dublin Airport, Cork is the next biggest and busiest. More than 2 million passengers travel through the airport each year, Cork Airport’s customer service – as voted by passengers – has won national and international awards.

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