According to a statement published on MediaCentre.AerLingus.com, the new service weekly on Saturdays from 23 December until the end of March.
The statement published on MediaCentre.AerLingus.com quoted Aer Lingus chief corporate affairs officer Donal Moriarty as saying, "We are delighted to announce the launch of the Cork to Lyon route with Cork Airport, as well as the reintroduction of the Cork to Tenerife and Cork to Malaga routes and increased frequency from Cork to Lanzarote. We recognise the desire of our customers in the south-west to continue their international exploration through the winter months and we are delighted to provide the Cork region with more routes to do so.
"We anticipate a surge in demand for these winter and sun routes, especially during the festive season when many are eager to travel. Whether dreaming of carving up the slopes in one of the 200 incredible ski resorts accessible from Lyon airport or basking in the glorious sun in Tenerife, we're here to help make our customers’ Christmas break unforgettable."
The statement published on MediaCentre.AerLingus.com also quoted Cork Airport head of aviation business development Tara Finn as saying, "Cork Airport welcomes the announcement by Aer Lingus of a new winter service to Lyon. The brand new service will provide even more choice for passengers across the south of Ireland when planning a winter ski break. Lyon is France's third largest city, and this new route will provide great access to some of France's best-known ski resorts like Val Thorens, Chamonix, and Tignes. The announcement by Aer Lingus of the return of a winter service to Tenerife, along with increased frequencies on Lanzarote and Malaga will naturally come as very welcome news to the many passengers seeking warmer climates from Munster's favourite airport this winter."
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