Aer Lingus is to fly Cork to Lisbon in its winter 2018 schedule. Flights begin on October 26 and will operate 2w year-round. Aer Lingus and Ryanair currently fly from Cork to Portugal, with both operating services to Faro this year until October 27.
Aer Lingus said its winter schedule from Cork has a total of 438,000 seats to popular European cities such as Paris, Amsterdam and Munich together with winter hot spots Malaga, Lanzarote, Tenerife and Gran Canaria. it said its Cork-London route will continue to provide high frequency connections for business and leisure travellers with four daily services during winter.
Mike Rutter, Chief Operating Officer, said: “This new route[Lisbon] along with increased capacity on our Tenerife service allows us to grow our presence at Cork airport which remains a key priority for Aer Lingus.”
Cork Airport Managing Director Niall MacCarthy said: “We welcome the decision by our biggest customer Aer Lingus to commence operations from Cork to Lisbon in response to strong consumer demand for additional flights from Cork Airport. This new route will be very popular for leisure and business in both directions. This announcement is an excellent development for Cork Airport and the 2.4m passengers we serve across the south of Ireland.”