Waterford Airport Traffic up 42% in 2014
Passenger numbers at Waterford Airport in the eight months to August 31st were up 42.5% compared to the same period last year.
August has been the busiest month so far in 2014 at Waterford Airport. Some 4,544 passengers flew in and out of the airport during the month compared to 3,993 in the same month last year – an increase of 13.8%.
Commenting on the latest figures, Desmond O’Flynn, CEO, Waterford Airport, said: “It’s obviously very encouraging to see such strong demand for the services operated by Flybe to and from Waterford. The increased passenger numbers come from a combination of increased support from consumers within Waterford and the southeast region as well as growing inbound traffic from the UK.
“There are also a growing number of passengers using the connectivity offered by the Flybe network in Birmingham and Manchester, as their gateway for convenient onwards travel to destinations as diverse as Paris, Milan, Dusseldorf, Edinburgh and many more.
“Whereas business traffic tends to ease off at this time of the year, the month of August is a peak tourism month and we have seen the Airport used to access the Southeast’s various attractions throughout the summer period. Load factors on the Birmingham and Manchester routes have been consistently very strong over recent months and this gives us great encouragement and support when making the case to airlines for additional services.”