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The airport at Waterford is close to Tramore Bay, about five miles by road from Waterford city centre.

Waterford is on the south east coast of Ireland, 100 miles from Dublin. Flying time to London/Luton is 70 minutes.

Waterford Airport offers the easiest access to London and onwards to European destinations for business travelers in the South East. Avoiding the stressful commute to Dublin, flying 48-seat Fokker F27-500s takes just 70 minutes. Leave Waterford at 7.30 am and be home later in the day.

Check out London/Luton website for scheduled onward destinations: Aberdeen, Alicante, Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Belfast, Edinburgh, Faro, Geneva, Gibraltar, Glasgow, Inverness, Isle-of-Man, Jersey, Madrid, Malaga, Minorca, Nice, Palma, Paris, Tenerife, Zurich.

Airport Facts

Waterford Airport (IATA: WAT, ICAO: EIWF), also known as the South East Regional Airport, is located near Waterford on the south-east coast of the Republic of Ireland. It is close to Tramore Bay, about 8 kilometres (five miles) from Waterford city centre. Aer Arann is the only scheduled airline using the airport. 35,500 passengers flew to and from Waterford with Aer Arann in the 13-month period prior to July 12, 2004. Passenger traffic through the airport exceeded 55,000 for the 2004 year.

Airport development was initiated by Waterford Corporation with Irish Government and private support in 1979-1980. The investment was £1.76 million. The airport opened in 1981 with a 1,200-metre long, 29-metre wide runway for single and twin-engine light aircraft and a Portacabin as terminal building.

Avair provided the first domestic passenger service between Cork, Waterford and Dublin, in 1993. Ryanair began operations in Waterford, flying to London Gatwick, before upgrading and switching the service to London. At various times, services have been provided by Manx Airlines, later to become British Regional Airlines, Suckling Airways, Emerald Airways, British Airways Express, and in 2001, Euroceltic Airways.

Waterford Aero Club is based at the airport. The Irish Coastguard Service also has a helicopter based here providing marine rescue cover. The Pilot Training College of Ireland flight training organization, approved by the Irish Aviation Authority, and carrying out commercial pilot training is based here. Pilot training forms a major part of the day-to-day activity at the airport. In the period from January to June 2004, the airport had a total of 8,713 plane departures and arrivals, 5,564 of which related to flight training.

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