Cork Airport

Cork Airport

Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Jun 20, 2003 10:47 am

Any plans or images of the new airport building?
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Postby d_d_dallas » Fri Jun 20, 2003 3:27 pm

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)



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Postby FIN » Fri Jun 20, 2003 3:56 pm

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?
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Postby npvd » Fri Jun 20, 2003 4:01 pm

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.
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Postby d_d_dallas » Fri Jun 20, 2003 4:13 pm

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 €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.
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Postby FIN » Fri Jun 20, 2003 4:18 pm

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
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Postby npvd » Fri Jun 20, 2003 4:30 pm

true.

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.
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Postby Peter Fitz » Fri Jun 20, 2003 4:44 pm

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 ?
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Postby d_d_dallas » Fri Jun 20, 2003 4:49 pm

And why not (sic)?!?

Aer Arran (et al) get over €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.
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Postby FIN » Fri Jun 20, 2003 4:50 pm

that figure includes airfields aswell i think.. but the aran islands has 2 if not three "airports"
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Postby Andrew Duffy » Mon Jun 23, 2003 9:52 am

The CIA reckon we have 16 airports with paved runways:

over 3,047 m: 1
2,438 to 3,047 m: 1
1,524 to 2,437 m: 4
914 to 1,523 m: 4
under 914 m: 6

I think the first two are Dublin and Shannon, with Cork and Knock in the next group. Any others?
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Mon Jun 23, 2003 10:15 am

Is Knock not the longest in the state?
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Postby StephenC » Mon Jun 23, 2003 10:40 am

Waterford, that one in Kerry that Dick Spring loved, isn't their one on the Aran Islands and in Donegal, they are probably including the North as well.
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Postby dc3 » Mon Jun 23, 2003 11:27 am

Dublin has the longest runway in the state

for a map of airports and airfields see http://www.irishaviation.net/iremap.htm

This is now somewhat out of date, some of the airfields are now closed.
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Postby text goes here » Tue Jun 24, 2003 11:30 pm

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.
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Postby d_d_dallas » Mon Jun 30, 2003 11:37 am

I thought Knock was the longest in Ireland - chiefly cause it had it's runway paid for by the US Military - it's one of the few airports that can handle B52's...
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Postby dc3 » Mon Jun 30, 2003 11:49 am

1.Knock
RWY09
2240m


RWY27
2270m
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Postby dc3 » Mon Jun 30, 2003 11:49 am

1.Knock
RWY09
2240m


RWY27
2270m
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Postby dc3 » Mon Jun 30, 2003 11:52 am

and Dublin

RW 10/28, 2637x61m

Both built with Irish taxpayers / airport users money
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Postby d_d_dallas » Mon Jun 30, 2003 3:25 pm

Tax Payer... via which slush fund?!?
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Postby Andrew Duffy » Tue Jul 01, 2003 9:31 am

Shannon has the longest, at 3200m, according to the site linked to above.
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Postby speakeasy » Mon Jul 14, 2003 1:36 am

Just wanted to get a cork topic to the top of the list as Im tired of hearing about Dublin. :)
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