Following on from investment by the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA), a new Airport Control Centre (ACC) has been opened at Cork Airport.
The new ACC is complimented by a purpose built office suite called The Hub. Both were officially opened by An Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Simon Coveney T.D.
Three operational departments — Airport Police Control, Airport Duty Managers and the Airside Management Unit — have been relocated to the ACC, which features the latest technology and IT systems. This includes CCTV monitoring of the airport campus, 24 hour newsfeeds and flight information, police control and alarm master stations.
The Hub accommodates 22 personnel, consolidating Cork Airport management teams in one modern purpose built facility. The open plan office space, overlooking the airport’s arrivals hall, features a meeting pod, coffee dock and a glass-walled eight seater meeting room, with floor to ceiling images of local landmarks of the Wild Atlantic Way.
Both projects were completed in four months, managed by the DAA, with technical input from Jacobs Engineering and built by Flynn Contractors’ Cork Office.
Managing Director at Cork Airport, Niall MacCarthy, said: “We are delighted to officially open our open plan office facility in the terminal, along with the Airport Control Centre today. As we are well and truly into our fourth consecutive year of growth, these new facilities are vital to our future growth with an anticipated 2.6m passengers expected to travel through the airport this year, an expected increase of 8% on 2018 passenger numbers.
“The investment by DAA in The Hub and the new ACC will ensure the continued efficiency, safety, convenience and reliability at Cork Airport into the medium term. It also follows significant additional investment in Cork Airport’s campus roads and forecourt management technology this year and further significant investment planned for next year in security infrastructure and equipment all of which will amount to over €10m in new investment over two years.”