Cork airport launches eight new routes


Cork Airport has launched eight new routes to its summer schedule, offering new services to Croatia, Italy, France, Hungary and Poland.

Aer Lingus will start two new routes twice a week this summer to Dubrovnik, Croatia, from May 4 to September 28.

The airline service to Nice, France, will run from April 17 to October 23.

This will also be the first summer season for Cork's new year-to-year route from Aer Lingus, which started last October.

Ryanair has announced five new routes from Cork airport this summer.

Flights to Naples in Italy begin from June 2 to August 28, along with routes twice a week all year round to Poznan in Poland (as of April 2), Budapest (as of April 7) and Malta (as of April 4).

The Ryanair service between Cork and Luton Airport, launched last October, will run daily throughout the summer schedule.

In total, Ryanair added 45,000 seats to routes throughout France, Italy and Spain this summer.

Other destinations in the summer schedule include a three-weekly service to Boston Providence with Norwegian; flights to Bordeaux and Carcassonne with Ryanair; flights to Paris with Aer Lingus and Air France and to Rennes with Aer Lingus.

For Italy, Milan-Bergamo is served by Ryanair; and Verona by Volotea.

In total, the airport will offer 52 routes offered throughout the year, from Cork Airport to the UK, continental Europe and the US East Coast, along with daily long-distance connectivity through a wide variety of European central airports.

Cork Airport General Manager Niall MacCarthy said the airport had the pleasure of having its two largest airlines – Aer Lingus and Ryanair – to expand their routes this summer.

"The new routes are among the top destinations requested by our passengers," MacCarthy said.

"Its addition to the Cork Airport's 2019 Summer Calendar allows tourists to choose to fly from the south of Ireland an even bigger choice for the destination this festive season."


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