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 2019, the airport transported 2,035,535 passengers to a range of destinations across the UK, a 9.7% increase from the previous year, establishing City of Derry Airport as the third fastest growing airport in the UK in 2019 based on a report from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
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.