The board of Galway Airport has this week announced the formation of a strategic project group charged with developing a strategic plan for the airport in light of the Government’s recent announcement that PSO and Operational Expenditure Support is to be withdrawn.
The strategic project group, drawn from the company's board, management and Galway Chamber of Commerce, supported by external consultants Venture Advancement Ltd, will deliver a draft report to the board on August 30 2011.
“This process is critical to the airport’s survival and it will guide our business in the coming years. The economic environment has changed dramatically in recent years but we are confident that the links provided by Galway Airport that have been so vital to business, industry and tourism in the region in the past can continue to deliver the essential economic benefits to Galway and the wider region into the future,” said Michael Corless, Chairman, Galway Airport.
The board invites submissions from key stakeholders in respect of this process on the role Galway Airport plays in the region both now and in the future. Submissions can be made by email before August 12, 2011 at [email protected].