Cork Airport appoints new head of aviation business development

Cork Airport has appointed Brian Gallagher as the head of aviation business development, who will be responsible for liaising with current and new potential airline customers to help establish new air services to Cork, increasing its network.

Having welcomed a new daily hub connection to Paris CDG with Air France, the airport kicks-off 2019 with confirmation that six new, presently unserved routes will be added to its route map, including Budapest, Dubrovnik, Malta, Naples, Nice and Poznan.

Niall MacCarthy, managing director for Cork Airport, said: “We have seen fantastic growth at Cork Airport with passenger numbers consistently on the rise over the last three years, and Brian’s expertise will only strengthen this success.”

Brian’s appointment comes at a time when Cork continues to go from strength-to-strength. Cork will see new office spaces open soon in Horgan’s Quay and Penrose Dock as tourism continues to thrive. In fact, hotel room availability in the Cork region is expected to increase 35% by 2022.

Cork Airport handled over 2.4 million passengers in 2018, with the airport forecasting that passenger numbers will rise to 2.6 million this year (2019).