Over the past two decades, connectivity has become the word most synonymous with economic growth. Alongside the virtual connectivity afforded by the internet and the digital revolution, aviation is the unsurpassed enabler that connects people, places and products in the real world. All of which means that trade, tourism, foreign investment and increased connectivity are all closely related to the level of air connectivity. Elliott Bailey reports.
Kerry is Ireland’s most visited tourist region outside Dublin. Its main source of traffic is largely inbound dominated, with its main markets being tourism-focused, and these factors determine its route development strategy, as Carol O’Donoghue, Route Development & Marketing Manager, Kerry Airport, explained to Ross Falconer.
Shannon Airport began a new era on 1 January 2013, when it officially became an independent entity. It has not looked back, with successes including double-digit traffic growth in the first six months of 2014 and award-winning route marketing efforts.
Here, Airport Business explores some of the latest baggage innovations, which are providing faster baggage transport, greater system flexibility, and enhanced reliability.
Cork Airport, part of the DAA Group, is the international gateway to the south of Ireland. It handled 2.3 million passengers in 2013 and expects a similar throughput this year. The strategic plan for the airport is to grow to 2.8 million passengers over the coming four years, back to levels experienced in 2008, as Anita Gackowska, Head of Aviation Marketing, Cork Airport, explained to Ross Falconer.