Wednesday, March 05 15:49:30
A new high level stakeholder body to boost the development of Cork Airport held its inaugural meeting at the airport today.
The Cork Airport Development Council (CADC) is aimed at bringing together key stakeholders in the region, who will work with Cork Airport Management to help expand the business.
The new body is chaired by DAA Chairman, Padraig O Riordain and comprises senior representatives from the tourism and business sectors. "The combined strength and experience of the members of this new body will help us bring Cork Airport to the next level for the benefit of the entire region," Mr. O Riordain said.
"Cork Airport is the second busiest airport in the country, with 2.3 million passengers, more than 50 routes to destinations in Britain and continental Europe and direct connectivity to the major European hubs of London Heathrow, Amsterdam Schiphol, and Paris Charles de Gaulle," according to Mr. O Riordain.
Mr. O Riordain continued, "Cork Airport is a fantastic asset for the Southern region and a key enabler for inbound tourist visitors to counties Cork, Waterford, Tipperary, Kerry, Limerick and Clare. The region is not getting as many overseas visitors as it should, and we intend to work with tourism agencies and stakeholders to help grow that business for the benefit of all players within the region. More than 1.2 million people live within a 90 minute drive of Cork Airport and the connectivity that the airport delivers is essential for the future growth of the region."