Dáil Éireann - Volume 508 - 29 September, 1999
Written Answers. - Regional Airports.
Ms Clune Ms Clune
217. Ms Clune asked the Minister for Public Enterprise the number of overflights of Cork Airport which have taken place in each of the past five years; the action, if any, she will take to reduce this number; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [17283/99]
Mrs. O'Rourke Mrs. O'Rourke
Minister for Public Enterprise (Mrs. O'Rourke): I understand that the Deputy is referring to the number of flights that were diverted from Cork Airport. Over the past five years the level of diversions by airlines is as shown in the following table.
Improved visibility aids were installed when Cork Airport was upgraded to category II operations in 1989. Since that date the diversion rate of planned arrivals has been consistently below 1  per cent. Prior to 1989, the diversion rate at Cork airport was up to 3.6 per cent.
Dáil Éireann 508 Written Answers. Regional Airports.