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28th Sep 2022

€6m budget boost for Cork Airport means no more removing liquids from luggage

Fiona Frawley

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Cork Airport have said they’re “committed to upgrading our security infrastructure to improve the passenger experience.”

A new security system soon to be introduced at Cork Airport will mean that liquids, gels and laptops will no longer need to be removed from luggage.

Works on the “state-of-the-art security screening system” will commence in 2023.

The announcement came following the reveal of Budget 2023 yesterday, as part of which Cork Airport was allocated €6m capital funding.

The new system will “end the need to remove laptops, liquids, gels etc. from cabin baggage and will improve the passenger experience”, Cork Airport have said.

Speaking to the Echo, Acting Managing Director at Cork Airport, Roy O’Driscoll said:

The €6m funding will be put towards the upgrading of our passenger security screening area. This project will involve the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment as well as the completion of significant civil works within the terminal building. 

This upgrade will end the need to remove laptops and liquids from cabin baggage and will enhance the fantastic customer experience that passengers currently receive at Cork Airport. 

Cork Airport also announced their “biggest ever” winter schedule this week, with 1m passenger seats to be available on 27 routes from five airlines. They’ve also added to new destinations, Rome and Newcastle, to their list.

Header image via Twitter/corkairport

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