Cork Airport adds eight new routes for summer schedule
Aer Lingus and Ryanair add flights to Croatia, France, Poland, Italy and Hungary
Cork Airport: more than 2.6 million passengers are expected to travel through it this year. Photograph: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision
Both Aer Lingus and Ryanair are bringing new services to the airport, with Aer Lingus adding a twice-weekly route to Dubrovnik, Croatia, from May 4th to September 28th and two flights a week between Cork and Nice between April 17th to October 23rd.
And Ryanair is adding new routes this summer, running a twice-weekly service between Cork and Naples, Italy, from June 2nd to August 28th, and year-round routes to Poznan, Budapest and Malta beginning this week.
The airline will also run its service between Cork and Luton Airport daily throughout the summer schedule.
The new routes bring to 52 the number on offer from the airport over the year, covering the UK, Europe, and the east coast of the US.
“We are delighted to see our two biggest airline partners, Aer Lingus and Ryanair, expand their route network from Cork Airport this summer. The new routes are among the top requested destinations from our passengers,” Cork Airport managing director Niall MacCarthy said. “Their addition to Cork Airport’s 2019 summer schedule gives holidaymakers choosing to fly from the south of Ireland even greater destination choice this holiday season.”
Also on the summer schedule is a three-times-weekly service to Boston Providence with Norwegian, flights to Bordeaux, Carcassonne and Milan-Bergamo with Ryanair, services with Aer Lingus and Air France to Paris and a scheduled service to Verona by Volotea.
Iberia Express will operate a twice-weekly service to Madrid from June 1st, with Ryanair and Aer Lingus operating numerous routes to Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands. Swiss will begin flights to Zurich from April 17th.
“There are a number of long-haul options also available through Cork Airport, with daily flights to Europe’s best-connected mega hubs,” said Mr MacCarthy.
More than 2.6 million passengers are expected to travel through the airport this year, an 8 per cent rise on 2018 figures.