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14th Apr 2021

Cork Airport will close for 10 weeks later this year

James Fenton

Cork Airport will close for 10 weeks this autumn to allow for reconstruction of its main runway.

Like other airports around the world, Cork Airport is having a quiet year due to the Covid-19 pandemic and it has been decided that they will take advantage of this down time to undertake the works.

Cork Airport head of communications Kevin Cullinane told the Irish Times that it will be closed fully from September 10 until November 22 in order to be completed in time for the busy Christmas period. He said that “with passenger numbers currently down 97 per cent it makes prudent business sense to fast-track major capital investment projects now while the airport is extremely quiet.”

Cork Airport offers flights to and from a number of destinations across Europe including cities in Spain, Italy, France Germany and the UK. The work on the runway will involve 150mm structural overlay including pavement repairs as well as an upgrading of airfield ground lighting.

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