Cork Airport has become the first Irish airport to make Google Indoor Street View feature on Maps available for all public areas of the airport.
The innovative service allows passengers to take a virtual tour of the inside of the Cork Airport terminal building.
According to the gateway, 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 it 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 Google Indoor Street View 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 link to the tour is at: http://goo.gl/062CBX
The new Cork Airport App, developed by Cork Airport in tandem with Irish web design company 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.
“Cork Airport is delighted to be the first Irish Airport to offer Google Indoor Maps and we worked closely with Google to make these new mapping services as comprehensive and detailed as possible," says managing director, Niall MacCarthy.
“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.”