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Saturday 3 June 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Cork Airport

Last week
21st May 2023 - 3rd June 2023
# Cork Airport
French military maritime surveilance aircraft makes emergency landing in Cork
The aircraft declared an emergency at 7.30am off the south coast.
Last year
# Cancelled
Aer Lingus confirms further flight cancellations this weekend
Ten flights destined for Munich, Lyon, Bordeaux and Gatwick have been axed.
All time
# airport funding
€108m in funding announced to help Irish airports stay afloat through pandemic
The funding aims to enable the airports to remain financially sustainable while navigating the pandemic.
# Takeoff
Cork Airport reopens after ten-week closure of its main runway
It has been hailed as “the fastest large-scale State construction project” seen in recent years.
# Cork
Cork Lord Mayor says closure of city's train station on jazz festival weekend is 'unfortunate'
The Cork Jazz Festival runs from 22-25 October.
# Taking off
Ryanair to reopen Cork Airport base and restore 20 routes for next summer
The investment will restore all the company’s pre-pandemic capacity at Cork from December.
# Cork Airport
Travel agents criticise Cork Airport's plan for 10-week closure in autumn to upgrade its runway
The Irish Travel Agents Association said that there will be “a pent-up demand” for travel around September and October.
# Air Travel
CSO figures show a 91% drop in Irish air passenger numbers by the end of 2020
All routes in and out of Ireland saw a drop of 91% at the end of 2020.
# Cork Airport
Ryanair says it will not reopen its Cork base until winter 2021 at the earliest
The airline described the airport’s decision to renovate its runway as a “crazy plan”.
# Ryanair
'A major blow': Shannon and Cork airport bosses call for more government support after Ryanair base closures
Calls for rapid airport testing have been backed by the chair of Dáil Covid Committee.
# Travel
Ryanair threatens winter closure of Cork and Shannon bases if EU travel policy not adopted
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar previously said he was concerned by how well smaller airports could bounce back after Covid-19.
# aviation industry
Proposed EU traffic light system for air travel 'is still a bit up in the air', says Tánaiste
Varadkar said he is worried about Cork and Shannon airports bouncing back from Covid.
# Travel
5,000 passengers a day are arriving into Ireland's airports, with the UK topping the list
Arrivals to Ireland from the US have been lower than from most Western European countries.
# Caught
Over €100 million of smuggled contraband has been seized at Irish airports and ports since 2016
At Dublin Port, alone, €87 million worth has been seized since 2016.
# tourism and transport
The government has been asked to consider extending state aid to Shannon and Cork airports
Could aviation be used to promote regional growth?
# pets on the move
Cork and Shannon Airports are now designated entry points for pet dogs, cats and ferrets
The three animals are grouped together in EU legislation because those species are susceptible to rabies.
# Cork
Passengers mistakenly used emergency exits to get off Aer Lingus plane after emergency landing
No injuries were reported following the flight’s emergency landing in 2017.
# transatlantic flight
Cork and Shannon passengers to be bussed to Dublin to catch Norwegian's US flights
Passengers travelling to Providence and Stewart early next month will be affected.
# Weather
Weather warnings expire but heavy rain and wind forecast in the wake of Storm Diana
Met Éireann recorded the strongest gusts at Sherkin Island off the coast of Cork, with 122 km/h recorded.
# grounded
'Simple software issue' most likely the cause of last night's Irish airspace closure
Air travel over much of Ireland was suspended for around two hours during a “systems failure” last night.
# Out of Action
Irish airspace reopens but knock on delays may carry on into tomorrow
Dublin Airport is not affected, but Shannon and Cork are.
# burst wheel
Main runway at Cork Airport reopened after crane required to remove private plane
There were delays and flight diversions as a result of the incident.
# Navigating
Cork Airport has renamed its main runway - to keep up with Earth's magnetic poles
Small shifts in the Earth’s magnetic poles made the change essential.
# Transport
'I come across as tough and brash - kicking that habit has been a work in progress'
Cork Airport boss Niall MacCarthy talks about why it’s useful to know what annoys staff.
# lack of demand
Wow Air is suspending its Cork-Reykjavik service just five months after starting it
Finishing for the winter in October, there are a small number of flights cancelled in September, too.
# Norwegian air
First-ever Cork to Boston flight takes off
The new service will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
# a big plus
New Cork to Zurich flight route opens today
The twice-weekly flights will operate until September, with a view to them being extended if the route is popular.
# low cost
Norwegian is offering €99 US flights... but what's the final cost?
With the additional extras, the total flight cost comes to €394.30.
# mile high snub
Cork loses out as passengers continue to flock to Dublin Airport
The capital’s hub is taking a massive chunk of Ireland’s total air traffic.
# Bear Lingus
This teddy is being reunited with its owner after being left behind at Cork Airport
The teddy will be making his trip home to be reunited with this owner on Monday.
# find me
Cork Airport is adorably chronicling the adventures of a child's lost teddy on Facebook
“Teddy has had his dinner and tea and is relaxing in our lounge at present.”
# grounded
Flying to London? Thick fog is causing delays and cancellations
Irish airports are advising passengers to check their flights.
# Norwegian would
Flights between Cork and the US will start at €65 one-way
Norwegian Air International and Wow Air are both expected to start transatlantic flights from Cork to nine US cities in 2017.
# boston and new york
Transatlantic flights from Cork finally get the go-ahead
The US Department of Transportation has granted a permit to Norwegian Air International after several delays.
# helidoctors
There's a new flying doctor service on the way for the south of the country
The Irish Community Air Ambulance service is expected to go live from Cork Airport from next March.
# revamped
Cork Airport's boss on his plans for the future - like conquering Canada
Niall MacCarthy says new routes have boosted the rebel region and he’s pushing for more.
# Back Home
Steak, spuds and selfies: A hero's welcome for O'Donovan brothers in Cork
The pair arrived into Cork
# Cork boi
12 of the most Cork Airport things to ever happen
A small airport with a big heart.
# Cork Airport
Emergency landing at Cork Airport after plane reports smoke in the cockpit
The Aer Lingus flight landed just after 10am.
# Norwegian air
US congressman writes to the EU over Cork to Boston flight row
The EU announced last week that it would be putting the dispute forward for arbitration.