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    • #706277
      Paul Clerkin
      Keymaster

      Any plans or images of the new airport building?

    • #731661
      d_d_dallas
      Participant

      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)

    • #731662
      FIN
      Participant

      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?

    • #731663
      npvd
      Participant

      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.

    • #731664
      d_d_dallas
      Participant

      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.

    • #731665
      FIN
      Participant

      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

    • #731666
      npvd
      Participant

      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.

    • #731667
      Anonymous
      Participant

      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 ?

    • #731668
      d_d_dallas
      Participant

      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.

    • #731669
      FIN
      Participant

      that figure includes airfields aswell i think.. but the aran islands has 2 if not three “airports”

    • #731670
      Andrew Duffy
      Participant

      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?

    • #731671
      Paul Clerkin
      Keymaster

      Is Knock not the longest in the state?

    • #731672
      urbanisto
      Participant

      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.

    • #731673
      dc3
      Participant

      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.

    • #731674
      text goes here
      Participant

      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.

    • #731675
      d_d_dallas
      Participant

      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…

    • #731676
      dc3
      Participant

      1.Knock
      RWY09
      2240m

      RWY27
      2270m

    • #731677
      dc3
      Participant

      1.Knock
      RWY09
      2240m

      RWY27
      2270m

    • #731678
      dc3
      Participant

      and Dublin

      RW 10/28, 2637x61m

      Both built with Irish taxpayers / airport users money

    • #731679
      d_d_dallas
      Participant

      Tax Payer… via which slush fund?!?

    • #731680
      Andrew Duffy
      Participant

      Shannon has the longest, at 3200m, according to the site linked to above.

    • #731681
      speakeasy
      Participant

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

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