Cork Airport (pictured) has announced two new routes as Aer Lingus enlarges its presence in the city.
The new routes will serve Leeds Bradford and Southampton, while TheCork.ie is reporting that Aer Lingus will also base a third aircraft at the airport, servicing ten of its regional routes from Cork. This will be done to carry an extra 60,000 passengers through Cork Airport in 2016.
The routes will run under Stobart Air, and its reported that the Southampton route will link Cork to the popular cruise port and run five times a week.
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Martin Saxton, Chief Commercial Officer at Stobart Air, commented: "Since announcing the expansion of our services from Cork Airport, bookings have been strong on both new and existing routes. Providing choice and regional connectivity is key and serving major UK Cities from Cork is important for us".