Cork South Central Fine Gael Senator Jerry Buttimer has welcomed the announcement of new airline routes into and out of Cork. “I welcome the addition of these routes, which will bring the total flights between Cork airport and the UK and continental Europe to 140”.
Ryanair’s flight announcement is expected to bring 40,000 extra passengers through Cork Airport according to the airline’s figures.
Senator Buttimer added “Following the inclusion of Cork in the Lonely Planet list of ‘Best Travel 2010’, I called on relevant groups to redouble their efforts to ensure that Cork benefited fully from this accolade. These additional routes will not only ensure that Cork Airport will thrive during the summer of 2010 but will also have a knock on effect on Cork City and County as a whole, enticing visitors to the ‘real capital’.
Senator Buttimer concluded “It is also imperative that the Government removes the travel tax as this is acting as a incentive to people travelling. At a time when collectively we must all work to boost tourism it is a daft tax and acts as a barrier. “