You may not be the kind of person who chooses an airport based solely on its airport code, but if you were already looking at flights to Cork Airport, you might be pleased to know its airport code is ORK. Well, if you are a fan of “The Lord of the Rings” you would be pleased, anyway.
Cork lays claim to Ireland’s third-largest airport, behind Dublin and Shannon, the majority of the flights to Cork Airport are on either Aer Lingus (Ireland’s national airline), Ryanair or Aer Arann. 2007 saw more than 3 million people pass through Cork Airport, which sits roughly 8km from the city center of Cork.
If your plan is to arrive in the Cork area and you are coming from outside Europe, you will likely be flying through a larger airport in Ireland like Dublin or Shannon first and then catching one of the flights to Cork Airport on a smaller airline. Cork Airport itself connects primarily with European cities, with a focus on British and Irish destinations. So if you are in Cork and you decide you want to take a long weekend somewhere else in Ireland or the United Kingdom, you are in luck, as you will have lots of choices!
In addition to the commercial airlines which serve Cork Airport, there are also a number of charter airlines which operate seasonal routes to and from popular holiday destinations like Mallorca, Croatia, and Greece. Check out the full list of airlines with flights to Cork Airport on this page, so you can start planning your trip today.