Behind Dublin Airport, Cork Airport is the busiest in the Republic of Ireland in terms of passenger numbers. The airport is 8km south of the centre of Cork, and has been used for passenger flights since 1961.
The majority of flights in and out of Cork are with Aer Lingus and Ryanair, who are joined by half a dozen other airlines on a seasonal basis.
Cork Airport has a single terminal for all flights. For departures, turn left once you enter the terminal to find the check-in desks.
The main attraction at Cork Airport is The Loop, a shopping area with duty-free prices on alcohol, fragrances and other products. If you think you're going to be short of time, you can order goods online and pick them up at the airport. The collection point is to the right of the exit of The Loop. As well as this, there's also a mini-supermarket and a newsagent in the terminal, both of which are open from 5am.
For those hoping to get a bite to eat before they fly, the majority of eateries are before you go through security. Here you'll find a bar, a couple of cafes and Cork's Food Market. After security, there's a cafe and a restaurant, as well as an airport lounge, where you can grab food.