Cork Airport has announced that Emerald Airlines, exclusive operator of the Aer Lingus Regional service, will fly a new, six-times weekly service to Bristol from 28 April.
The airline will operate the Cork-to-Bristol route using an ATR 72 turboprop aircraft.
Welcoming the new route announcement, the managing director at Cork Airport, Niall MacCarthy, said, “We are thrilled to welcome Emerald Airlines, operating as Aer Lingus Regional, to Cork Airport. The Bristol route from Cork has huge pent-up demand for leisure and business customers travelling in both directions. Emerald Airlines will deliver a top-class service, and I am confident that people across the south of Ireland will strongly support this new service.”
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The head of commercial at Emerald Airlines, Ciarán Smith, said, “Today’s announcement is a much-anticipated one, and will no doubt be warmly welcomed by passengers travelling for both business and travel pleasure purposes. We are delighted to be providing increased travel options from Cork and look forward to working alongside our counterparts at Cork Airport, to ensure the great success of this route. With more flights and more choice for the travelling public, we are progressively bolstering our 2023 schedule, with over 2.5 million seats on sale across 30 routes and 19 destinations in Ireland, the UK and the Channel Islands.”
The head of aviation business development at Cork Airport, Tara Finn, added, “Cork Airport has bounced back very strongly in 2023, with the support of the Irish government and our loyal passenger base across the south of Ireland. The passenger experience at Cork Airport is friendly, convenient, and hassle-free. We welcome Emerald Airlines, operating as Aer Lingus Regional, to Cork Airport, and I am sure that they will grow their presence strongly here in the future.”
Cork Airport Summer Schedule
This summer, Cork Airport will offer 45 scheduled routes, serving the UK, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Poland and Croatia. Nine scheduled airlines will operate services at Cork Airport in 2023: Ryanair, Aer Lingus, KLM, Air France, Lufthansa, Vueling, SWISS, TUI, and Emerald Airlines, operating under the Aer Lingus Regional brand.
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