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Cork Airport's First Transatlantic Flight Takes Off In boost For Tourism

Published on Jul 3 2017 11:25 AM in General Industry tagged: Cork Airport / norwegian air / Niall McCarthy / Kevin Cullinane

Cork Airport's First Transatlantic Flight Takes Off In boost For Tourism

Norwegian Air facilitated the first transatlantic flight from Cork airport at the weekend when they inaugurated a new route to Providence, Rhode Island, on the north-eastern coast of the United States.

Cork Airport managing director Niall McCarthy commented, "With the chill winds of Brexit looming, tourism diversification is critically important to maintaining our strong regional economy and the US is a key growth market for the south of Ireland and going forward."

The service will run three times a week, according to The Irish Times, and Cork Airport's head of communications, Kevin Cullinane, has stated that bookings on both sides of the Atlantic are exceeding expectations.

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