Cork Airport Guide

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Airport Name    Cork Airport
Airport Code    ORK

Cork airport is located three miles south of Cork city centre, in the beautiful region of Southern Ireland. Plans for an airport at Cork were originally put forward in 1930, and then by 1936 a site had been chosen for Cork airport. However, when war broke out plans for the airport were abandoned, until 1957 when the government finally agreed that Cork airport should be built at Ballygarvan. The airport was offically opened in October 1961, and expansion and improvements have continued at a steady pace to this day. 2003 saw developments begin for the €140million investment on a new terminal, car park, air traffic control building and cargo village. The developments are scheduled to be completed by November 2005. In 2003 the airport handled approximately 2 million passengers, and when the developments are complete the passenger numbers are estimated to rise to 3 million.

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