Transatlantic flights prove popular from Cork
NEW transatlantic flights from Cork and other Irish airports were more than 90% full since they began in July with airline Norwegian saying they are very happy with sales so far.
Many of the flights between Cork and Providence were completely sold out last month.
"Our transatlantic routes from Ireland were extremely popular over the summer, with high load factors over 90% and many flights full," the airline said in a statement.
The airline began the first transatlantic route out of Cork on July 4 operating three flights each week to TF Green Airport, an hour from Boston.
A spokesperson for Norwegian added that their winter season routes from Cork and other Irish airports are also selling well.http://www.eveningecho.ie/corknews/Tran ... 1d859fc-ds
Despite soaring passenger numbers at Dublin, Cork, Kerry and Knock airports during the first six months of 2017, new figures released by the Central Statistics Office reveal that terminal traffic at Shannon airport decreased in H1 of this year.
As reported by clare.fm, the CSO data indicates that a total of 726,724 travellers passed through Shannon airport between January and June, representing a 5% decline in passenger numbers compared to the same period last year.
It was also revealed that 26,700 fewer people arrived to or departed from the airport between April and June, resulting in a 5.5% decrease on Q2 of 2016, during which passenger numbers for Shannon actually increased.https://www.hospitalityireland.com/pass ... port/49037