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Cork's New Terminal

Post by Dutch Roll » Tue Aug 30, 2005 3:10 pm

http://www.irishexaminer.com/pport/web/ ... zX-JR2.asp

check out the latest happenings, also the 1st airbridge is being fitted,anyone gota pic??
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Post by eoinok » Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:54 am

Also heard that they are due in 3 weeks time to begin strenghtening the runway at the landing sections of 35 & 17 to accomadate the A380 :D

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Post by Dutch Roll » Wed Aug 31, 2005 7:56 am

we wish!!!!!
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Post by Frosty » Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:07 pm

Went up last night to check out the airbridges, but nothing is visible yet. Still just the big metal terracotter coloured metal frames with the steps on them....
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Post by orkpilot » Wed Aug 31, 2005 9:35 pm

sure the bridges aren't happening now lads
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Post by Frosty » Wed Aug 31, 2005 9:56 pm

Where did you hear this orkpilot??

That was something said a few months ago, then they changed their minds again. I was talking to a member of the Cork Airport Marketing team a few months back, and they said that the airbridges WERE going ahead and this was AFTER the reports that they were cancelled.

If they are not going ahead please explain the metal structures to attach the airbridges to about 10M out from the terminal, and the really BIG holes in the glass (apron side) directly behind these metal structures.

Are you working in the airport or do you know something that we dont??
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Post by Dutch Roll » Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:56 am

there going ahead with 2 and leaving the option for another 2
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Post by orkpilot » Thu Sep 01, 2005 10:34 am

they are putting in the facilities for them alright. the big metal frames that you see are going to be the departure gates. there will be a corridor/ walk way from the terminal to these frames. you will be then able to walk down these metal frames to the ground level and walk to the aircraft. if they opt to put them in at a later date they connect the air bridge to the frames, straight forward procedure.
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Post by Dutch Roll » Thu Sep 01, 2005 10:39 am

Dutch Roll wrote:there going ahead with 2 and leaving the option for another 2
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Post by orkpilot » Fri Sep 02, 2005 7:40 pm

Where did you get your info from dutch roll, seeing that you seem so certain.....
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Post by Dutch Roll » Sun Sep 04, 2005 3:08 pm

ah wouldn't you love to know,ive loads of souces,and this was mentioned anyway in a press release.
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Post by orkpilot » Thu Sep 08, 2005 11:29 am

You'll be glad to know dutch roll that your first air bridge was lying on ther ground outside the new terminal yesterday.
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Post by Dutch Roll » Thu Sep 08, 2005 12:05 pm

ha thanks orkpilot!!!
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Post by Dutch Roll » Sat Mar 04, 2006 11:20 am

so now this new terminal creates a fiasco and cork are going to be forced to inherit the debt or half of it anyway.Broken promise after Seamus Brennan said the new CAA should start off debt free,This again has been going on for years, this crap of the Dublin and shannon monopoly,just as cork starts to really grow they get slapped with this which of course will put cork at an unfair advantage, drive ryanair away and easyjet because charges will go throught the roof as they already are.
Martin Cullen hasnt a clue of his ''Minister for transport'' job.Not only is it the terminal at Cork but lots of other confusing rubbish especially the M50 toll fiasco,its also coming up to the general election pick your candidates time.Having wrote Cullen an email weeks ago,which of course I got no reply because he is either computer illerate or too busy in the dail bar and the fact he is being bombarded with E-Mails and letters from even his own party TD's from the cork area.
Of course this would never happen in Shannon(waiting for the lobbyists...).It would be all hushed up immediately and a new terminal would go up overnight,are the government blind to the fact that Cork's catchment area and potential is much healthier than Shannons???? I also know Dublin is operating well above its capacity,but a new terminal there would take years instead of just getting on with it.
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Post by Frosty » Sat Mar 04, 2006 4:49 pm

I concur Dutch, Cork will now be cripled with a debt they were never supposed to have.
Apparently MOL said if Dublin sold the hotels they'd have enough to pay off our debt. Always has a unique view!
For those of you who have not seen Cork in a while, below are two shots of the new terminal.
First one is of the (note the use of the singular) airbridge to be commissioned for use.
Second is a view of the airside face of the terminal.

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The airlines are now also requesting pushback presumably to give the tug drivers some experience. They must be rearranging the stands soon if this is the case.
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