Landing at Cork Airport
Landing at Cork Airport you will land on the runway and exit the aircraft on the tarmac and be shown into the arrivals area. The airport operates just one terminal building.
You then will arrive at the baggage area with flight details shown overhead indicating which flight the bags belong to. The baggage will come out in a speedy manner. Then you will proceed to the Customs checkpoint. These checkpoints are important to make sure all regulations are agreed to. If you have something to declare you can do it quite easily. There is a three-color system working to help passengers.
The blue line is for passengers from another European country with nothing to declare to customs. The green line is for passengers from non-European countries with nothing to declare to customs. The red line is for passengers with items to declare to customs.
If your information on Restaurants in the terminal building, please see our Restaurants page.
You will need to show your passport to the passport control system. Ireland is a member of the EU and European passengers are only required to show a valid ID at passport control. Ireland has a special agreement of the common travel area with the UK, passengers from the UK, Wales Scotland are only required to show valid ID. We have provided this link for your assistance with information on Irish Customs.
If you lost a bag or item onboard a plane, please contact the lost or missing bags section in Aerlingus at +353(0)21 4327123 or Swissport ground handing for all other airlines at +353(0)21 4329693 or the main desk at +353(0)21 431 3131
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FAO – Frequently Asked Questions
Is Cork airport open 24 hours?
Answer – Yes, Cork is open 24 hours of the day, some services may not be operating 24/7 but the airport is open for passengers 24 hours.
How many gates are at Cork Airport (ORK)?
Answer – There are 8 gates altogether located in the airport terminal building.