People have been coming to and going from Cobh in many forms of transport over the centuries but something new came to town today when a small sea plane landed as part of trials in a bid to establish harbour to harbour flights throughout the country.
Harbour Flights must have been pleased with events in Cobh as the landings, before quite a large crowd in the sunshine, went smoothly before the little plane tied up at the pontoon of the Quays Bar and Restaurant.
The company is based in Mountshannon in the midlands. Athlone and Killarney are other proposed lake landings while harbours targeted included Cobh/Cork, Waterford, Foynes/Limerick, Belfast, Dublin and Galway.
Harbour Flights concept is to open up all of the lakes, waterways and estuaries around the 32 counties and develop a new and vibrant tourism market.
Harbour Flights Ireland Ltd
Tel: +353 (0) 61 926066
Fax: +353 (0) 61 926060