CORK Airport has provided temporary beds for passengers stranded due to the severe weather and flight cancellations.
Around 200 passengers are stranded in the terminal building and will have to spend the night as the Beast from the East batters Ireland.
Two hotels at the airport are booked out and there is no public transport into Cork City.
— Cork Airport (@CorkAirport) 28 February 2018
The airport’s longer runway, 17/35, was closed tonight for snow and ice clearance.
However a number of Air Lingus Regional flights from Cork to Britain tomorrow have been cancelled, as have Ryanair flights to Stansted.
Social media users praised the airport for going the extra mile.
Wow! Well done @CorkAirport always handling the ever changing climate and needs of the traveling public effectively every day ☘️
— lindylou (@lindylou421) 28 February 2018
Well, Top Marks to Cork Airport on this one!😀👍✈️🇵🇪
— Tom Whelan (@TomWhelan19) 28 February 2018
Well done. Oh how I'd love a camp bed here at Heathrow :-)
— Jim Smith (@scotiatec) 28 February 2018
Well done, Cork Airport. 👏👏👏 Hope they do the same @DublinAirport ???
— Patricia Scanlan (@patriciascanl18) 28 February 2018
Well done to all at cork airport
— Exposing repeal. (@sorossolution) 28 February 2018
The airport has encouraged fliers to check with their airline before travelling to the airport, with Storm Emma set to hit Ireland on Thursday.