HARBOUR Flights Ireland Ltd, whose base for operations is in Mountshannon, has just received planning permission for its sixth sea plane base to be located in Limerick City.
An Bord Pleanála granted the application on Friday, April 20 and marks the end of Harbour Flights’ first phase of planning applications towards its overall strategy to connect Ireland via a commercial sea plane operation.
Limerick City is now its sixth base with full planning in place for its intended operation which include Galway, Dublin, Cobh, Foynes and its main operation base on Lough Derg.
Flights are not operational as of yet as the company is awaiting its Aircraft Operating Certificate from the Irish Aviation Authority. If successful, the seaplane operation between all six bases will be up and running.
On September 20, 2011 Harbour Flights Ireland Ltd became the first IAA (Irish Aviation Authority) licensed Waterdrome base in the country.
The company will now embark on phase two of its planning proposal which will commence with a further five bases throughout the 32 counties.