Dec 10, 2020
My guest today is Kevin Cullinane, Head of Communications at Cork Airport. Despite enormous negative impact of the pandemic on the whole aviation sector in Ireland, Kevin still sees a silver lining. Government´s strict position on protecting the health of the nation paid its dividends as Ireland has one of the lowest infection rates in Europe. Recently government also recognized the massive challenges the sector has to face. Kevin shared with us how they plan to invest those EUR 22M they will receive from the state next year. Most importantly, despite the ongoing pandemic, Cork Airport still supports the economy of this open and global city with vital connectivity to strategically important destinations, demonstrating the crucial role regional airports play and will play in the economic recovery.
As mentioned at the end of the episode, let me invite you to our online events, we have 3 of them ready for you before Christmas.
Firstly, tomorrow, on Friday 11th December at 10:00 UTC we will be recording a live podcast episode with Kam Jandu who´s been working at Budapest Airport as a CCO for 11 years and after that time and many successes he is leaving now. Free registration here.
Then on the 16th December at 12:00 UTC we bring you a completely new fromat: an aviation talkshow named AviaDev SkyHeroes where 3 industry experts will be discussing live the hot news from the world of aviation, in a light and funny way. Those 3 experts are:
John Grant, Partner, MIDAS Aviation
Hans Jorgen Elnaes, Independent Aviation Analyst
Max Oldorf, CCO & founder, CH-aviation
Finally, on the 21st December at 4pm UTC my colleague Mike Robinson and myself we´ll be doing a Christmas edition of AviaDev Aviation Quiz. This special edition will be sponsored by Embraer so the 3 best avgeeks will win presents directly from Embraer. Free registration here.