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New York is by far the most in-demand new direct destination from Cork Airport, according to a new survey conducted by Cork Chamber.
Asked about their current travel patterns and future route preferences, the Americas was the final destination for 75 percent of all long-haul trips taken by local business folk.
Respondents agreed that New York was their most desired airport for future connectivity from Cork, with over half of businesses saying the UK was the most important short-haul destination, just ahead of mainland Europe.
Transatlantic flights from Cork ‘a priority’ – Cork Airport
“Transatlantic flights from Cork are a priority to restore since the cessation of the previous Norwegian service to East Coast USA and we will utilise these survey results to enhance our own research in our discussion with airlines for future route development,” said Niall MacCarthy, Managing Director at Cork Airport.
“The strong support of the stakeholder community has proven invaluable in the recovery of traffic at Cork Airport, and we will continue to engage with our stakeholders to grow routes, airline choice and develop the passenger journey.”
London Heathrow comes out as the top European hub airport with 65 percent of respondents ranking it number one, and the UK as the top business destination, followed by Amsterdam Schiphol.
Paris Charles de Gaulle was ranked as the third most preferred European hub for direct connectivity and onward travel, with a direct seasonal service resuming in March and running through the summer months, there is a clear indication of demand for a year-round service.