- 2.6m passengers forecast to travel through Cork Airport this year, up 8pc on 2018.
- 52 routes in 2019 schedule – eight of them new summer routes.
- New Set Down Lane in operation, with 15 minutes free on the forecourt.
Cork Airport has launched its 2019 Summer schedule with eight new routes. It is offering 52 routes this year.
Aer Lingus starts two new 2w routes this summer, to Dubrovnik from May 4 to September 28 on Tuesdays and Saturdays; its Nice service will run April 17 to October 23 on Sundays and Wednesdays. This will also be the first summer season for Aer Lingus’ new year-round Cork to Lisbon route, which commenced last October. It operates on Mondays and Fridays.
Ryanair has five new routes this summer, with Naples from June 2 until August 28 on Sundays and Wednesdays along with a 2w year-round routes to Poznań (from April 2), Budapest (from April 7) and Malta (from April 4). Ryanair’s service between Cork and Luton Airport, launched last October, will run daily throughout the summer schedule. In total, Ryanair has added an extra 45,000 seats to summer routes.
Cork Airport Managing Director Niall MacCarthy said: “The new routes are among the top requested destinations from our passengers. Their addition to Cork Airport’s 2019 Summer Schedule gives holidaymakers choosing to fly from the south of Ireland even greater destination choice.”
Further destinations in Cork Airport’s 2019 Summer Schedule include a 3w service to Boston Providence with Norwegian; Bordeaux and Carcassonne (Ryanair); Paris (Aer Lingus and Air France) and Rennes (Aer Lingus). Milan-Bergamo is served by Ryanair; and Verona by Volotea.
Both Aer Lingus and Ryanair serve Faro, while Aer Lingus and Ryanair serve Alicante, Barcelona, Malaga and Palma De Mallorca. Iberia Express will operate its 2w service to Madrid from June 1. Ryanair flies to the Canary Islands of Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Tenerife throughout the summer season; while Aer Lingus also serves Lanzarote. Flights from SWISS commence to Zurich on April 17.
Niall MacCarthy said: “There are a number of long-haul options also available through Cork Airport, with daily flights to Europe’s best-connected mega hubs. We have four daily departures to Heathrow; double daily departures to Paris Charles de Gaulle; and 12 weekly departures to Amsterdam Schiphol. This opens up a diverse network of long-haul destinations – from Asia to Africa; Australia to the Americas.”
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