In what looks certain to be a major boost for tourism and the economy in the south east regions including New Ross, the news that Waterford Airport are very close to an early 2021 take-off following the commencement a CPO (A compulsory purchase order is a legal arrangement that allows the authorities the resources they need from members of the public. The authorities get most of the land used for the benefit of the general public through this method.) within the next fortnight and will then go to An Bord Pleanála for adjudication, which will lead to the beginning of the groundwork for a planned runway extension.
The airport is targeting spring 2021 for the commencement of commercial flight on the newly extended runway. Jobs are also expected in the flight training and aircraft maintenance sectors and we look forward to promoting the new routes and encouraging the tourism providers in the region to get behind the new service to ensure it’s a success.