We can’t wait.
Five days out from its reopening, Cork Airport has provided an update on its runway, revealing that the first flight out off the new-and-improved runway will be to London Heathrow.
In a statement issued yesterday, the airport confirmed: “There are just five days to go the reopening of our main runway at Cork Airport and our first flight. Aer Lingus will be relocating an Airbus A320 Cork-based aircraft back from Shannon at 06.10 on Monday morning 22nd November followed by another Aer Lingus A320 coming home from Shannon at 06.45am.
“The first aircraft in will operate our first outbound flight and passengers will depart to London Heathrow as EI710 at 07.45am.
“The week will then get busier as Ryanair – Europe’s favourite airline, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Vueling Airlines resume their operations along with Aer Lingus and increasing flights right up to Christmas.”
The renovation of the runway took 10 weeks, and the airport has said that the €40 million project came in on-budget. Flight evaluations have been ongoing since Monday and will continue until reopening.
A video featuring drone footage taken Sean Walsh of Lensmen Photography, Film, Video Production, Time-Lapse Video, Drone Aerial Views shows the finishing touches being added to the improved runway.
Header image via Twitter/@CorkAirport