City of Derry Airport (CoDA Operations Ltd) in the North West of Ireland provides a vital air access link for the local community and performs a pivotal role in the economics of the region. In 2011 the airport transported 405,000 passengers to a range of destinations across the UK and Europe as well as being a popular inbound tourist destination.
The past decade has seen a revolution in the European aviation market; ‘Open Skies’, globalization and the advent of low cost carriers such as Ryanair has resulted in a proliferation of air travel. The low cost model has provided a safe and affordable alternative to the traditional full service carriers, opening up the market to a new generation of traveler. CoDA has benefitted from this proliferation and now provides an essential air link to the UK and Ireland for visiting friends and family.