Air connectivity is crucial for regional economic development in the Mid-West of Ireland

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Air connectivity is crucial for regional economic development in the Mid-West of Ireland
Air connectivity is crucial for regional economic development in the Mid-West of Ireland

According to a report by Copenhagen Economics which was commissioned by Limerick Chamber and supported by Shannon, Ennis and Galway chambers.

The report Investigates the economic potential from opening new routes in and out of Shannon, emphasising the importance of expanding international outreach and maintaining access to the European Single Market in the aftermath of Brexit.

The main conclusions of our study are that:

  • New routes can help utilise the capacity of Shannon Airport and will help develop the region’s capacity to deliver growth
  • Each of the five strategic routes analysed in this report have some characteristics that make them particularly attractive for the West and Mid West regions
  • Regional actors and investment promotion agencies can improve the business case by supporting regional development and securing good framework conditions for firms to establish and expand in the region
  • Going forward, airport growth should be an integral element of regional and national policy

To download the report go to: https://www.copenhageneconomics.com/publications/publication/assessment-of-aviation-policy-as-a-driver-of-economic-development-in-the-west-and-mid-west-of-ireland