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Reinstate the Cork–Berlin Flight

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A disproportionate percentage of Irish air traffic is going through Dublin Airport, with the result that regional airports are losing out. In recent years the number of international flights out of Cork has decreased to an alarming extent and the fact that there are no longer any flights from Cork to Dublin in operation continues to cause major problems, especially for those who are frequent travelers. Inevitably, cities that thrive are always those that have healthy air traffic connections. Cork urgently needs more routes to European destinations in order to:

  • attract investment
  • promote tourism
  • increase international collaboration in research, business and commerce
  • facilitate cultural/educational exchange
  • make it possible for the inhabitants of Cork who are working abroad to stay connected with their families and friends (and vice versa)

Berlin’s new airport, which is currently scheduled to be in full operation by the end of 2018, is expected to become a major European hub, connecting Western countries to cities in Eastern Europe and the Far East. It would therefore be in the strategic interest of Cork City and its wider region to have direct flights to Germany’s increasingly popular capital reinstated as soon as possible. If two different airlines can operate from Dublin to Berlin (both airlines twice daily) and there is also a regular service from Shannon to Berlin, the big question remains: Why there are no flights (at least 2 – 3 days a week) from Cork?

The Cork-Berlin Initiative (CBI) kindly asks you to support this petition that the Cork-Berlin flight be reinstated by 2017 and also the (re-)introduction of flights from Cork to Dublin as well as to other European capitals be progressed as a matter of priority. Please sign the petition, perhaps also add a comment, and make this link available via various media (Facebook, Twitter etc.) to family members, friends, companies, professional organisations etc.

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