Other Major reasons to serve this airport
- Cork Airport serves the country’s southern commercial city of half a million people and a city region of over 1.1 million population along with providing access to the majority of the country’s southern population base of 1.6 million potential customers. A significant element of the country’s economic activity outside of Dublin is located along the southern seaboard easily accessed through Cork Airport.
- Cork Airport offers a selection of attractive and generous Route Support Schemes. In sharing the risks of start-up operations with airlines during the initial phases, Cork Airport encourages airlines to commence operations on new routes earlier than they might otherwise have done. Cork Airport offers low airport charges for new routes to destinations within Europe in order to encourage airlines to commence operations where there is adequate capacity available for viable, sustainable and profitable routes. Please view the Marketing tab for detailed information on the Route Support Schemes.
- Cork was named as one of Lonely Planet’s Top Ten Must See Cities in 2010 as well as one of the world’s top 10 tourist cities to visit in 2011 by Yahoo!
- Throughout 2013, Ireland will open its arms to hundreds of thousands of friends and family from all over the world, calling them home to gatherings in villages, towns and cities. There are roughly one million Irish-born people living abroad and there is an Irish Diaspora of around 70 million people around the globe. Cork Airport is the main gateway to the South of Ireland for these visitors.
Marketing and other support
Cork Airport Route & Marketing Support Scheme for Qualifying Short-Haul Destinations 2012
Cork Airport has very extensive Route Support Schemes for new long and short haul routes and Marketing Support is also available to help in the formative years of launching any new routes. The broad details of the two schemes are as follows:
- Cork Long-Haul Route Support Scheme (RSS) 2012
Annual discounts of 100%, 90%, 75%, 50% and 25% on passenger charges, aircraft parking, airbridge and runway movement charges over 5 years.
- Cork Short-Haul Route Support Scheme (RSS) 2012
Annual discounts of 100%, 75%, and 50% on passenger charges, aircraft parking, airbridge and runway movement charges over 3 years.
Cork Airport GROWTH Incentive Scheme 2011-2013
The DAA is pleased to announce an enhanced GROWTH Incentive Scheme which will operate at each of the three DAA airports. This initiative will operate in conjunction with previously announced New Route Incentives and is aimed at further stimulating passenger growth at Cork Airport. The GROWTH Incentive Scheme has been amended and improved, and now offers a full rebate of Passenger Service Charges for traffic growth over a three year period. A further enhancement is the reduction in the initial threshold to the actual traffic level recorded in 2011.
Cork Airport Standby Aircraft Incentive (SAI) 2012
DAA Cork Airport has decided to introduce a temporary Standby Aircraft Incentive 2012 for Relevant Operators in respect of aircraft parking charges. A Relevant Operator shall not be charged aircraft parking charges (as defined in clause 3.2 of the Cork Airport Charges document) in relation to a Standby Aircraft for periods on which it is parked on a Standby Aircraft Stand. The Terms and Conditions of the Scheme are as follows:
For further information on our incentives and marketing support please contact our aviation business development team.
Over 480,000 people live in Cork City and County. The catchment area for Cork extends to the surrounding counties also which amounts to approximately 1.6million potential passengers. Cork ranks second nationwide in Ireland in terms of passenger volume. Its location as the gateway to the south of Ireland offers a significant strategic advantage – flying times to the rest of Europe are shorter than from other airport hubs further north in the country. Cork airport also has excellent access options from the north, east and west. Within a one hour commute there is nearly half a million people with this growing to 1.6 million two hours out.
Cork Airport carries out extensive market research which provides a detailed analysis of the type of passengers using the airport. In 2008 nearly 2,000 departing passengers will be surveyed covering topics such as residency, nationality, purpose of journey, booking channels, booking periods, length of stay, group size, social class, fares and onward connecting destination. This information is available to our existing airline customers and potential new airlines looking at the South of Ireland market.
|Cork Airport Overall Passenger Profile|
|Jan – Dec 2011|
|25 – 49 Years||55%|
|50 + Years||29%|
|Purpose of Journey|
|Length of Stay|
|2 – 3 Nights||20%|
|4 – 7 Nights||20%|
|8 – 14 Nights||42%|
|More than 2 weeks||11%|
|When Booking Made|
|2 – 7 Days Before||9%|
|8 – 14 Days Before||12%|
|15 – 31 Days Before||36%|
|Over 1 Month||41%|
Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors
Please contact route development contact for further information.
- Transport Links: Cork Airport is located 8 kilometres form the centre of Cork with excellent access options from the north, east and west and is +/- 1 hour from Killarney, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford. Cork has a modern road network with a recently completed motorway ring road, as well as a river tunnel linking the north and south of the city. ORK is well severed by public transport with two bus operators running over 100 connections a day between the airport, city centre shops, hotels, hostels and B&B’s. A taxi rank is also located directly outside the arrivals doors on the forecourt. Kent railway station is situated only 5minutes walk from the bus terminal in Cork City with connections to the local suburban and inter city rail network.
Infrastructure & Operations:
- New Passenger Terminal Opened August 2006
- Terminal Size: 28,500 m2 Floor Area
- Passenger Capacity: 3+ million
- Operational Hours: 24 Hours
- Check-in Desks: 30
- Apron: 18 Parking Stands
- Heading 17/35, 2133m (6,998ft), 063/R/C/W/T, ICAO Cat. 2, ILS
- Heading 07/25, 1310m (4,297ft), 55/R/C/W/U, ICAO Cat. 1, ILS
- In 2008, Passenger numbers travelling through Cork Airport grew by 80,000 to reach a record 3.25 million, a 2.5% increase over 2007. London traffic grew by 4% to 927,000 passengers, while UK Provincial traffic grew by an impressive 26% to 669,000 passengers by the end of the year. Passenger volumes to and from continental Europe on scheduled services stayed at similar levels to 2007 at 869,000 passengers. A further 342,000 passengers flew to various sun, ski and pilgrimage destinations on charter flights during the year.
- 2007 witnessed the first full year of operations at the new Cork Airport terminal with a record 3.2 million passengers availing of an increased number of flight options from the southern gateway. 2007 also proved to be the 15th consecutive year for passenger growth to and from Cork Airport. Eleven airlines accommodated 2.8 million passengers on 42 scheduled routes over the course of the year with a further 0.4 million passengers travelling on charter flights.