As it happens I flew to Cork last week. There's a video display runnning showing the plans with accompanying posters - looking good.
Construction due to start apparently end this month (Bertie has to turn up to turn the first sod)
that looks good. fair play. but i do see a recurring theme of these tree like columns used in most proposed terminals, be it plane,bus or train. maybe i'm wrong but while they look good i don't want every building being similiar. that's not architecture....an engineer can do that, as architect's we should try to push boundaries and come up with equally beautiful yet inherently different buildings. any comments?
the plans do look good, yes. cork has always seemed like such a small airport to me but looking at aertel recently the number of flights in to and out of cork are growing. do they fly to the states at all from cork? it is a good idea to expand the airports in my opinion. i like the way the design of the new airport buildings are keeping in line with other international all over the world. some airports out there look really good.
Small exisiting terminal alright - but, other than Dublin and Shannon what other airports does Ireland have? Therefore it handles a large number of flights/passengers - recently voted best business airport. And having done the business thing last week (only â‚¬69 return these days boys!!!) I concur.
[sighs at thought of Dublin airport]
I think the only flights from Cork to the States are chartered flights for J1 students during the summer... but Aer Lingus have been eyeing up potential routes from there for a while - you'll probably hear more on this as the Open Skies deal (EU/US) gets finalised and Seamus Brennan nails the coffin shut on Shannon.
oh! it should be redeveloped and it really looks well. don't get me wrong on that but nvpd as u said it is keeping in line with others but who is to say we can't start setting standards instead of just fallin in line behind other countries. our litle country is renowned for producing artists and scholars so why don't we prove it
all we can do is wait and see what happens, eh? ireland does have a lot of regional airports. the number of these airports is shocking as we are such a small island. i too understand that we really only have 3 international airports. i hope that in the future the irish will have loads more routes to choose from, direct routes. i would love to be able to fly direct to san francisco/dubai from dublin for example. there is nothing worse than having to fly to another country, prehaps two different countries to get connecting flights. it is a nightmare.
think i heard that there are 46 airports in the country ??? when i say airports obviously i mean strips of tarmac long enough for some planes to land and little else ! ... anyone know the actual figure ?
Aer Arran (et al) get over â‚¬500 PER PASSENGER from the gov in addition to the fare they charge to fly routes from these regional air strips - all part of a PSO - public service obligation. There's money to be made dontcha know.
i like those pictures too mate. any work to expand the 3 main airports in ireland is a great move as passenger numbers in to and out of ireland are growing every year. i see/hear that there are plans for new buildings at shannon and dublin also.