Kerry Tourism & Business Boost from Cork Trans-Atlantic Flights – Griffin

Minister Damien English 12-2-2015
Brendan Griffin, TD welcomes the new Trans-Atlantic traffic to Cork and Shannon airports. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Boston & New York Flights on Kerry’s Doorstep.

Fine Gael TD for Kerry, Brendan Griffin, has said that the announcement of the first ever trans-Atlantic routes from Cork Airport is good news for tourism and business throughout the Southwest region.
“I warmly welcome the announcement by Norwegian Air International Ltd (NAI) that it plans to operate a direct Cork-Boston service from May and that it also intends to launch a new Cork-New York service in 2017. The new routes are part of NAI’s plans for continued expansion in Ireland.

“These new trans-Atlantic routes will be a welcome boost for tourism and business in the entire southwest region. Cork Airport is just over 30 miles from the Kerry border and only about 50 miles from Killarney. If my campaign to get the N22 Cork Kerry Road upgraded is successful, these routes will be even more accessible. It is a very exciting prospect to be getting trans-Atlantic routes on Kerry’s doorstep.

“This improved connectivity will hopefully provide business opportunities and a further increase in overseas visitor numbers to Kerry. This success for Cork Airport, along with continued government support for Kerry Airport, including Kerry Dublin flights, and the recent growth of Shannon Airport is good news all round for Kerry.”