Kilkenny Arts Festival and Waterford on board together to welcome visitors to Kilkenny
Waterford Airport has come on board to support The Kilkenny Arts Festival, which takes place this August 6th-15th. Internationally acclaimed, this annual cultural extravaganza will showcase over 240 exciting events, across 10 days. This new partnership sees the festival announce Waterford Airport as its official Airport partner.
Aer Arann operates eighteen flights per week to and from London Luton, five times return flights to/from Manchester, four times return flights to Birmingham, return flights to Galway six days each week and twice weekly return flights to Lorient, France over the summer direct from Waterford Airport.
Now in its 37th year, the festival attracts visitor globally with more than 23,000 people expected to flock to the Marble city for the 10 day festival, featuring the very best in Irish and international visual art, classical music, theatre and dance, jazz, world and traditional Irish music, literature, film, craft and children’s events.
Graham Doyle, CEO, Waterford Airport, commented that the partnership with Kilkenny Arts fits well with the facility’s role as a key piece of regional transport infrastructure in the Southeast, furthering the opportunity for the Kilkenny Arts Festival to draw from an international audience.
Speaking at the announcement he said; “The Kilkenny Arts Festival is a hugely important and successful cultural and tourism event in the Southeast. The tremendous work that has been done in Kilkenny over the years has borne great fruit with a terrific festival, and Waterford Airport is very pleased to facilitate visitors coming to Ireland for the festival. With road access having improved hugely thanks to the Waterford City Bypass and Outer Ring Road, we are now welcoming more in and out-bound Kilkenny passengers than ever through Waterford Airport, who are seeing huge time savings through convenient air access.”
Also commenting on the new partnership, Damian Downes, CEO, Kilkenny Arts Festival said;
“With such a huge amount of visitors travelling to Kilkenny each year for the festival, we are always seeking new ways to make it even more convenient and cost effective for people to make the journey. This new partnership with Waterford Airport will really help us in achieving our goal in providing a great value and more accessible route to the festival. It will also provide a new access route for international visitors, which is critical for the future growth of the festival. We are delighted to announce the partnership with Waterford Airport today and look forward to welcoming festival goers to Kilkenny next month.”
Kilkenny Arts Festival and Waterford Airport are pleased to announce the arrival of their new partnership, announcing Waterford Airport as the festival’s official Airport partner. Pictured here are, Graham Doyle, CEO, Waterford Airport and Damian Downes, CEO, Kilkenny Arts Festival.