Interesting piece of news from Aer Arann website
Waterford-London now the biggest cross-channel route for Aer Arann
Waterford ? London breaks 9,000 per month for the first time
Waterford accounts for 10% of total Aer Arann traffic
The Waterford-London Luton route carried 9,106 passengers in August 2007 ? the first time any cross-channel route from Waterford has passed the 9,000 passengers per month mark.
Colin Lewis, Head of Sales and Marketing at Aer Arann, announced: ?We are delighted that Aer Arann?s Waterford-London Luton route is our first route to break the 9,000 passengers per month target. Our business on this route is 30% ahead of August 2006.
Lewis continued: ?This news is a great follow up to last month?s announcement that August 2007 has been the busiest ever for Aer Arann since the airline began operating commercial flights from Waterford Airport in 2003. Our decision last May to open up a base, creating up to 45 new jobs, to cater for the increased activity at Waterford has been truly vindicated. The people of the South-East have really responded ? Aer Arann?s passenger numbers out of Waterford Airport are up a whopping 36% year to date 2007, compared to 2006.
Graham Doyle, Chief Executive of Waterford Airport, said: ?I?m delighted that Aer Arann Waterford-London Luton now carries over 9,000 passengers. The increased frequency and better timings on this route has given greater flexibility to the people in the southeast. Additionally, it?s a great reflection of the number of UK tourists choosing to make the region their first choice holiday destination? he added. ?I?m confident that it won?t be long before we hit the 10,000 mark?.