Cork Airport reveals arrival of Google Indoor Street View feature

24 Feb 2014

Cork Airport has become the first airport in Ireland to make Google Indoor Street View feature on Maps available for all public areas of the airport.

The feature makes it possible for passengers to take a virtual tour of the inside of the Cork Airport terminal building.

The Google Indoor Streetview of Cork Airport uses over 840 stitched images, allows passengers to explore the check-in areas, departure and arrivals halls, shops and restaurants before they even get to the airport. Once they are inside the airport, passengers are able to instantly identify where they are and navigate their way around.

The launch of the new Google Maps service is one of two significant digital initiatives to further improve the passenger experience at Cork Airport, as the airport has also launched a new free iPhone and Android App, which is the essential guide to the full range of services at the airport.

The new Cork Airport App, developed by Cork Airport in tandem with Irish mobile application platform provider FeedHenry, includes features such as live arrivals and departures information, car park booking, integrated maps and details of all of the retail and catering outlets within the terminal. The app also includes links to airport shopping services with all the latest offers from The Loop. It provides current weather details at Cork Airport, as well as live weather reports for all destinations.

Digital initiatives

“As part of Cork Airport’s ongoing commitment to providing world-class customer service we are continually striving to innovate and improve the passenger experience,” Cork Airport managing director Niall MacCarthy explained.

“These latest developments will make it easier than ever for passengers travelling to and from Cork Airport as they offer a reliable guide for all airport users whether frequent travellers or a first-time visitor to Cork Airport.”

The new digital initiatives come on foot of a €3m redevelopment project by Cork Airport that include upgrading the baggage security screening system, introducing new screening technology for liquids and gels, upgrading the customer information desk and redeveloping the screening and airside vehicle access point used by General Aviation and Private Aircraft passengers.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years