Irish Examiner - Alan Healy

The number of passengers using Cork Airport will grow by double digits this year, with numbers expected to reach more than 3m, the Daa’s chief executive Kenny Jacobs has said.

Mr Jacobs said work would commence this year on what would be the largest upgrade to Cork Airport’s terminal since it opened in 2006.

It is planned to extend the mezzanine over the check-in desks to expand the footprint of the security section and allow the installation of new C3 security scanners.

“It will also allow us to expand the duty-free area and add new food and beverage facilities,” he said.

“These upgrades are needed. Based on Cork’s planned population growth, it needs a terminal with a capacity for 5m passengers per year.”

Capital funding of €6m has been made available to Cork Airport from the Government this year to support the security screening project.

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