Wednesday, 6 August 2014

New FBO service provider EVS Aviation opens at Cork Airport on 7th August

Image courtesy of EVS Aviation 
The new company, EVS Aviation, brings together almost 40 years of experience within the aviation industry, led by Peter Costelloe and Michael Ryan, who will provide the aviation expertise and knowledge base required to deliver cutting-edge ground handling services for GA and position the company for long term sustainable growth.

Peter Costelloe, Director at EVS Aviation said  “Cork Airport has experienced a revitalisation over the last few years and EVS Aviation is delighted to work with the airport authority to develop the GA offering here.

“The South-West region has a very strong multi-national presence, with global brands specializing in areas such as ICT, Biopharma/Pharma and Medical Technologies.  This, together with the region’s enormous popularity as an international tourism destination, has resulted in a growing market for GA services in the region, a market EVS Aviation intends to satisfy.”

Niall MacCarthy, Managing Director at Cork Airport, commenting on the new ground handling company said  “The startup of EVS Aviation at Cork Airport is to be welcomed as a vote of confidence in the potential to grow business and executive jet aviation in Cork.  We welcome their arrival to increase competition, choice and traffic in this area. We wish EVS Aviation every success and we are confident that this new venture will be a fantastic addition to the Airport’s aeronautical portfolio,” he added.

Based in a bespoke facility adjacent to the main terminal, with crew and VIP lounges, EVS Aviation will ensure a streamlined service to its clients. Through its long established relationships with fuel retailers it will also provide extremely competitive Jet A-1 fuel prices for both destination and fuel stop traffic.

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Ryanair carries a record 9.15 million passengers in July

Ryanair Boeing 737-800 
Irish ultra low cost carrier Ryanair passenger traffic increased by 400,000 passengers up 4% to 9.15 million passengers in July. In the rolling 12 months to the end of July it carried 83 million passengers.

It's Load factor is a key performance statistic that airlines use to compare the number of seats they sold to the number of seats they have available, increased by 3 points to 91%.

The carrier begins an exciting growth phase from next month as it begins to taking delivery of the first of 180 Boeing 737-800s on order. More significantly it's new business product will be launched, with features such as fast-track security at selected airports, flexible tickets and reserved seating.

"We're talking to primary airports today that we don't already fly to in Italy, Spain, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark … and there's a few others," Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary said at a press conference in March.

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