Season 2, Ep. 12
On this week's podcast – Emerald Airlines is granted its Air Operator Certificate, works on runway 16/34 at Cork start on Monday, and Ryanair ends negotiations with Boeing on a possible 737MAX10 order.
Kinsale Aviation Festival 2021
Season 2, Ep. 19
Kinsale’s inaugural aviation festival, established to promote Ireland’s rich and extensive aviation history, will take place on Saturday and Sunday, November 27/28, 2021. The event is being organised by the Flying Poet Aviation Café and Bookshop in Kinsale and supported by the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF), Goodbody Stockbrokers and Avolon...I spoke during the week to one of the organisers, Joe Gill, who also expanded on the state of aviation in Ireland post-covid. It’s a great insight from an expert analyst. Joe also talks about his involvement with the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF).
Season 2, Ep. 20
On this week’s podcast – Canadian airline WestJet announces a new Dublin service, Emerald Airlines, to lease four more ATR72’s and we talk to Joe Gill one of the organisers of the recently announced Kinsale Aviation Festival.
Cork Airport is 60.
Season 2, Ep. 17
Back in 1957, planning was underway for an airport for Cork. After considering many sites in the area, it was agreed that the airport should be built in Ballygarvan. It was built at an estimated cost of £1 million. The airport was officially opened on 16 October 1961, following proving flights four days earlier by Aer Lingus and Cambrian Airways. In its first year, the airport handled 10,172 passengers – close to the average number of passengers handled each day at the airport in 2007. To mark the 60th birthday, I met up at the terminal with Kevin Cullinane, Interim Group Head of Communications with the DAA. I started our chat by wishing the airport a happy birthday...