Waterford Airport 'critical to region's success'

Waterford Airport 'critical to region's success'

The head of Waterford Airport has said that maintaining services there is critical to the economic development of the area, following reports that the facility's future is in doubt.

An article in today's Irish Times says that Galway and Sligo airports are also under threat due to a lack of funding from the Department of Transport.

Chief executive of Waterford Airport Graham Doyle said the airport was critical for the region's economic future.

"A report by international transport consultants last year stated that the airport supports almost 600 jobs within the region…It's critical that the airport continues to exists," he said.

My Doyle added that this morning's report was the only indication so far that the airport was under threat.

Meanwhile, Galway Airport manager Joe Walsh warned 60 jobs were at stake at the Carnmore facility, as well as approximately 180 ancillary jobs.

More in this Section

Ryanair to increase flight numbers from Wednesday in coronavirus recovery bidRyanair to increase flight numbers from Wednesday in coronavirus recovery bid

European stocks gain 12% in quarter despite Covid-19 economic tollEuropean stocks gain 12% in quarter despite Covid-19 economic toll

Norway mulls over burying its carbon at seaNorway mulls over burying its carbon at sea

Ryanair not expected to follow Norwegian Air in pulling €8bn Boeing orderRyanair not expected to follow Norwegian Air in pulling €8bn Boeing order


Lifestyle

It is the fourth of May, 2007. I am coming home from work, tired and scrolling through images of Trapani, Sicily - our holiday destination in a few weeks. Nothing remarkable about the journey, until I read the story of a missing girl in Praia De Luz, Portugal.Learning Points: Give Madeleine McCann's family the space to put their lives back together

More From The Irish Examiner