Cork Airport has launched its schedule for summer 2018, with several summer routes having kicked off last weekend, including Aer Lingus’s services to Barcelona and Faro, and Ryanair’s services to Faro and Palma de Mallorca.
The airport's 2018 summer schedule will also see the commencement of Air France’s new year-round daily Cork to Paris Charles de Gaulle route in May, linking the south to the French capital.
More than doubling capacity on its Cork to Zurich service, SWISS will operate three flights per week while Iberia Express’s Cork to Madrid route will expand to twice weekly at the start of June. Spanish carrier Volotea operates its Cork-Verona route every Saturday (May 26 to October 6), with an additional flight on Wednesdays during peak season, commencing June 27.
This is the first full summer season for Norwegian’s non-stop transatlantic flight to Boston Providence, providing Irish travellers easy access to US destinations such as Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod and Nantucket.
Aer Lingus adds an additional 8,000 seats to and from Cork this summer, expanding its Cork to Heathrow route as well as flying to holidays routes such as Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Alicante, Tenerife, Faro, Rennes, Barcelona, Düsseldorf, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria.
Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Stobart Air, is also increasing its schedule, adding an additional 6% increase in seat capacity by extending its Newquay, Cornwall service.
Ryanair’s routes include Portugal's Algarve through Faro, along with the French sun destinations of Carcassonne and Bordeaux, Spanish favourites Girona, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Malaga, Reus, Tenerife and Palma, and the Italian hotspot of Milan.
Cork Airport managing director Niall MacCarthy commented, “Our focus is always to work with our existing and new airlines on how we can add to, and grow, our route offerings. With the arrival of Air France this summer, along with additional capacity on 15 of our existing routes, there has never been more choice for Munster holiday makers choosing to fly out of Cork Airport.”