A €40m runway reconstruction gets underway today at Cork Airport.
In the biggest investment in Cork Airport since the construction of the new terminal in 2005, the works will upgrade and enhance critical infrastructure to prepare the airport for strong growth from the end of November into 2022 and beyond.
Starting today, Monday, September 13th, 2021, the 10-week project led by Maynooth-based contractors Colas, will see the main runway reconstructed, along with the upgrading of the airport’s approach, airfield and ground lighting, runway edge and centreline lighting together with all of its drainage and ducting systems.
All going to plan, Cork Airport will reopen on the morning of Monday, November 22nd.
A new Electrical Sub-Station for the airport will be added in early 2022. All of these projects have sustainability and green energy efficiency as a priority and Cork Airport has recently completed an upgrade of its Hold Baggage Security screening system at the airport to ensure that checked-in baggage complies with the latest and highest international standards.
“All of us at Cork Airport welcome this investment and are fully committed to a strong, growing, and vibrant airport into the future,” said Niall MacCarthy, Managing Director at Cork Airport.