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All right AA are now daily to DUB, but they also had to throw a B757 from BOS to keep the SNN "faithfull" silent.
THE commencement of what will hopefully by a year-round Cork-US service begins this October 27 when the first Boeing 757 leaves Cork Airport for JFK Airport, New York,
By MICHAEL CARR
The twice-weekly route, departing on Mondays and Thursdays, will carry up to 840 passengers to and from Cork per week and will be run by Slattery's USA, a subsidiary of the Kerry-based tour operator, Slattery's Travel. Flights will start at ?399 and have already gone on sale from the company's website.
The Boeing 757 will overnight on Sundays and Wednesdays.
The flights depart Cork Airport 11.30am and arrive at JFK 13.45. Ryan International Airlines are set to be Slattery's airline partner for the JFK route, and speculation is that this may pave the way for the likes of US Airlines Continental and American Airlines to com?mence services from Cork Airport next summer.
Lorretta Brennan-Glucksman, a member of the board of directors at Cork Airport and Chairperson of the Ireland-America Fund is understood by Inside Cork to be in negotiations with at least one of these US airlines.
Commenting on the new route yesterday evening, David Slattery, Managing Director, Slattery's USA, said, "New York City, one of the great capitals of the world, is now closer than ever to the people of Cork.
"It is Cork Airport's first ever, regular transatlantic service. Not only will the service bring the people of Cork, and beyond, closer to New York; it also brings New Yorkers, and Irish people living and working there, easy and frequent access back into Cork. This will have considerable economic benefits for tourism in the south of Ireland."
He was joined by Joe Gantly, Chairman of Cork Airport Authority who said, "This has been one of the board's primary objectives since its establishment and responds to the needs of both the business and leisure sectors. The establishment of this service ful?fils a long-held desire of both the employees and management of Cork International Airport to devel?op a transatlantic service out of Cork."
The news coincides with Aer Arann's announcement that it is to increase the amount of flights on its Cork-Dublin route from nine to eleven daily. Commenting on the announcement Padraig O'Ceidigh, Managing Director for Aer Arann said, "Cork is a major hub for Aer Arann with over 25% of our fleet based here and passenger numbers in excess of 133,000 for 2005 to date.
Meanwhile, Cork Airport Authority is no closer to appointing a CEO, despite the apparent urgency of the situation. A spokesperson from the airport said that the board would wait until a new business plan had been decided upon by the Department of Transport.
Sourced from Inside Cork[/i]
I OWN THE SUN
An obsolete hole you say? Maybe back in the fifties the hole bit had a bit of substance but come on. Anyway, coming from a Cork guy thats a bit rich.
Come back to me when ye get an airbridge or something
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