The Evening Echo has an interview with the new head of Cork Airports saying that the airport hopes to have transatlantic flights by the end of 2015.
Cork Airport’s new director Niall MacCarthy hopes to introduce up to five new routes including a transatlantic flight from Cork by 2015.
The news comes as the airport celebrates its 51st anniversary today.
Mr MacCarthy also revealed that the airport’s passenger air bridge was rarely used — not because of cost, as the airport charges airlines a minimal €3.75 for every 15 minutes of use — but due to airline choice.
“We have a fully operational air bridge at Cork Airport but airlines no longer want to use air bridges because it slows down their turn-around times,” he said.