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Old 17-06-2019, 11:19 AM
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Believe he got the roads in Crosshaven resurfaced in time for the 300 year anniversary of the RCYC next year!!
He even cocked that one up as the R.C.Y.C. was established in Cobh.
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Old 17-06-2019, 01:29 PM
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"In the near future" but still it's Ryanair or bust for Waterford. Airlingus absolutely will not do a Heathrow link, in the absolute minuscule chance that it's added, the Gatwick BA connections would be too expensive to drive big traffic. AL Regional to Birmingham or Manchester won't be enough to justify the existence of the airport.
Why waste 5mill then. Way Too many airports in Ireland.
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Old 17-06-2019, 01:30 PM
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Why waste 5mill then. Way Too many airports in Ireland.
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Old 17-06-2019, 01:46 PM
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Why waste 5mill then. Way Too many airports in Ireland.
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Old 19-06-2019, 07:51 AM
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It is not that straightforward, I agree about the ridiculous carry on of extending that runway when more value could be gotten from extending the main one in Cork.

But apparently one of the people on the board of that farce of an airport is also on the board of a company called Dublin Aviation, they do jobs on planes basically and have been looking for another airport outside of Dubin as it it too congested.

They will not get the 5 million until the private sector comes up with lots of money first.

Now I am taking sides here with that shower in FG, yes I said it, I have given up on these pricks, between the Events Centre and the feckin Dunkettle upgrade now needing a business case before the pricks fund it, they can go fuck themselves as far as I am concerned now because they have done fuck all for Cork
Spot on. Billions approved by the D4 FG types for mega projects in Dublin and the rest of the country is getting f... all.
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Old 28-06-2019, 07:27 PM
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Cork won best european airport again the other day in the under 5 million passengers category.

Boston flights gone now apparently.
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Old 14-10-2019, 07:52 AM
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Listening to RTE this morning they had a piece on how under-utilised Shannon is while this 737 Max jet crisis continues. A couple of interesting statistics were given by the CEO of Shannon Airport. Business is up over 30% in the last few years and has just been halted by the Max jet issue, that Shannon's current capacity is 4.5 Million per anum. That's for an airport that's not got a huge catchment population.

Cork County alone has over 500,000 people in it, and 250,000 city on its doorstep. Shannon is 24Km and about a half an hour from Limerick City with a population of 94,000.

But the really stark statistic that she gave was that Dublin Airport currently has 86% of the national flight numbers. She said the only place in Europe with a comparable percentage of national numbers is Schippol in Holland, but that that number was decreasing. In Ireland, Dublin airport is expanding even further. Their new runway is not being built for less traffic.

The interview on RTE radio included an interview with a guy running a family hostel business in Doolin which opened in 1983 but is now having to close. He says the tourists are having to fly in and out of Dublin now, and so spend a day coming and another day going.

The plug-hole in the pale is dragging us all into its vortex
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Old 14-10-2019, 02:27 PM
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Shannon had a 15% drop in 2012 and they recovered that drop in 2013 and 2014. They have been effectively stagnant at 1.7 million pax ever since. Shannon enjoyed fantastic support from the government and the media, while Cork has been hammered by both. I remember Cork man Matt Cooper having a gleeful 40 minute segment about how the state should shut Cork Airport when we dropped to 2 million pax in 2015, a number Shannon could only dream of now. Cork could well double Shannon's yearly passenger numbers before the middle of the next decade.
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Old 14-10-2019, 02:35 PM
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Shannon had a 15% drop in 2012 and they recovered that drop in 2013 and 2014. They have been effectively stagnant at 1.7 million pax ever since. Shannon enjoyed fantastic support from the government and the media, while Cork has been hammered by both. I remember Cork man Matt Cooper having a gleeful 40 minute segment about how the state should shut Cork Airport when we dropped to 2 million pax in 2015, a number Shannon could only dream of now. Cork could well double Shannon's yearly passenger numbers before the middle of the next decade.
We have substantially more people within a 1 hour radius of Cork Airport than Shannon have within an hour of them.
Problem is our politicians have been quite adept at sitting on their hands when the infrastructural pressies are being distributed.

Making Cork Airport a proper hub would help drive on the local economy but it seems that the Government's MO is to build up Dublin Airport through the Dublin Airport Authority while at the same time Dublin AA is downscaling Cork Airport by comparison. Dublin's dominant position of passenger numbers is at 86% and rising!!!!!!! That is crazy
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