CORK Airport is celebrating after winning the Corporate Campaign of the Year Prize at the inaugural EU Public Affairs Awards 2016 (EuroPAwards), in Brussels.
Cork Airport won the prestigious award for its ongoing efforts to secure its first ever direct transatlantic route with Norwegian Air International. Despite political opposition and objection from some quarters in the US and closer to home, Cork Airport has surmounted obstacles and worked tirelessly to garner support for the airline’s proposed historic route on both sides of the Atlantic.
Cork Airport was up against stiff competition to win the award for Best Corporate Campaign with Astra Zeneca and ISC2 also shortlisted. Cork Airport was also shortlisted in the Lobbying Member States and Best Ethical categories.
Meanwhile Cork Airport has just announced that Swiss International Air is commence a new Cork – Zurich service. The new service will operate throughout the summer season, starting 2nd June through to 29th September 2017.
Swiss will operate a Bombardier C Series aircraft, which carries 110 passengers. The convenient service will fly weekly each Friday from June and will increase to twice weekly, including a Monday flight throughout July and August. The new route means an additional 6,750 passengers in 2017.