Cork Airport uses Google technology to give travellers a virtual tour

Source: The Moodie ReportSee Inside

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

The service allows passengers to take a virtual tour of the Cork Airport terminal building using over 840 stitched images. Passengers can explore check-in areas, Departure and Arrivals halls, shops and restaurants.

The function can be accessed from desktop browsers, smartphones and tablets by logging on to the Google Maps website, the Google Maps app, or the Cork Airport website.

Cork Airport Managing Director Niall MacCarthy said: “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.

“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.”

In another major digital initiative, the airport has also launched a free iPhone and Android App, providing users with a guide to the full range of services available.

Developed by Cork Airport with Irish web design company FeedHenry, the app features live arrivals and departures information, car park booking, integrated maps and details of all of the retail and catering outlets within the terminal – including links to shopping services and the latest offers from The Loop (ARI Ireland’s retail brand).

These latest digital initiatives follow on from a €3 million redevelopment project by Cork Airport to improve the passenger experience.

Completed last month, the redevelopments included upgrading the baggage security screening system, introducing new screening technology for liquids and gels and upgrading the customer information desk.

Click here to see the virtual tour on Google Maps.

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