Cork Airport

Cork Airport Welcomes Regional Airports Programme Funding of €5.46m

Apr 25, 2022


Cork Airport will receive the largest allocation of funding this year, under the Regional Airports Programme 2021 – 2025

Capital funding will support the construction of a new electrical substation serving the Cork Airport campus and help deliver other key safety and sustainability projects.

Cork Airport — April 19, 2022 Cork Airport warmly welcomes today’s announcement by Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Hildegarde Naughton T.D. of €5.46m in capital funding under the Regional Airports Programme 2021-2025. The funding announced today will support Cork Airport in the continued upgrade of airport infrastructure and will bolster the airport’s commitment to safety and sustainability.

Cork Airport will commence the construction of a new electrical substation in Q2, 2022 which will replace the present substation that has been in use since 1961. The construction of the new substation will complement the recently reconstructed main runway 16-34 and airside electrical renewal, for which the Irish Government also contributed €10m of capital funding under the COVID-19 Regional Airports Programme 2021 towards the total costs of the investment made by daa.

In welcoming today’s announcement by Minister of State Naughton, Acting Managing Director at Cork Airport, Roy O’Driscoll said:

“Cork Airport hugely welcomes the continued Government support in the form of €5.46m capital funding for 2022. This investment complements the €40m being invested by daa at Cork Airport since 2019. The construction of a new electrical substation this year will see the completion of our airfield upgrades following the successful runway reconstruction last year. This year, Cork Airport will serve over 40 routes and welcome over two million passengers, representing a 77% recovery on 2019. This investment by the Government on vital safety and sustainability projects will ensure our recovery in 2022 and beyond and future proof Cork Airport’s infrastructure for many years to come.”

Other projects earmarked for completion at Cork Airport with the assistance of the Regional Airports Programme capital funding include: the replacement of an existing fire tender and associated safety equipment, significant LED lighting upgrades across the airport campus and the replacement of two diesel vehicles with new, electric, zero-emission vehicles.

Cork Airport is strongly committed to delivering on sustainability and energy savings targets as set out by the Climate Action Plan 2021. Earlier this year, Cork Airport was ranked as the Best Performing Commercial State Body for Energy Savings in the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) Annual Report 2021 on Public Sector Energy Efficiency Performance. Previously, Cork Airport was awarded first place in the Public Sector category at the SEAI Sustainable Energy Awards in 2014.