Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Aviation Policy for Ireland : For Jobs, For Growth, for Exports


‘The aviation sector contributes €4.1 billion (2.6%) to Irish GDP’ (Oxford Economics, 2011).

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) is to manage and sponsor a one day conference entitled 'Aviation Policy for Ireland For Jobs For Growth for Exports' invitation only, to develop a new civil aviation policy at The Convention Centre Dublin on Friday 3rd December, facilitated by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Mr Leo Varadkar.

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Mr Leo Varadkar will deliver a keynote speech and outline the next steps to to develop a new civil aviation policy.

The conference programme includes Industry Policy issues: Improving our access what needs to be done, Making Aviation Competitive in Ireland, Improving our efficiency, International and European Developments and Opportunities. The sessions will have inputs from Aer Lingus CEO Christoph Muller, Dublin Aerospace Executive Chairman Conor McCarthy, Dublin Airport Authority Interim CEO Oliver Cussan, Irish Aviation Authority CEO Eamonn Brennan, Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary.

A country report on Ireland by Oxford Economics (2011) estimated that 26,000 people are directly employed by the sector with an additional 16,000 jobs indirectly supported through its supply chain. A further 11,000 jobs are supported through spending by employees of this broader aviation sector. Aviation  also contributes significantly to the Exchequer through corporation tax, income tax and travel taxes – as well as indirect taxes paid by those employed in the sector. In total it is estimated that the aviation industry and its supply chain contributes €1.35billion per annum to the public finances.

Beyond the benefits of direct and indirect employment, aviation facilitates access to key export markets such as the UK, continental Europe, the USA and Asia. International connectivity is also viewed as a key asset when it comes to winning and sustaining foreign direct investment.In addition to this, aviation plays a critical role in facilitating tourism. Fáilte Ireland estimated foreign exchange earnings from tourism totalled €3.4 billion in 2010.

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Cityjet to launch London City-Nuremberg route ©

Image; Google 

Cityjet is to launch a new route from it's London City Base to Nuremberg operating twelve times weekly double daily week days and daily at the weekends from 27th January 2013 using Avro RJ85 aircraft,  increasing the route network to 20 European destinations, adding it's second destination in Germany as the carrier prepares to launch its first route to Germany, Münster-Osnabrück on 29th October.

Cityjet CEO Christine Ourmières said “Nuremberg is a key business hub in Europe given its position as the capital of Germany’s industrial heartland. It is the head office location for many of Germany’s multi-nationals such as Siemens, Puma and Adidas and it plays host to several international trade fairs.

Taking its business and leisure credentials together, it was a clear cut decision for CityJet to launch a new year-round service to Nuremberg, further extending our network into Germany, following the launch of Münster-Osnabrück this Monday 29th October.”

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