Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Cork Airport announces new flights to Greece, Belgium and Croatia

Must read

Unveiling its summer schedule, Cork Airport said it expects some three million passengers this year

Rose Carroll, Cork County Council; Kathleen Walshe from Cork Airport and Evelyn O’Sullivan of Visit Cork/Cork Convention Bureau at the launch of Cork Airport’s 2024 summer schedule.cork airport

Cork Airport has unveiled its summer schedule for 2024 – a growing departures board that now includes Brussels Charleroi, Rhodes and Zadar.

Savvy travellers will have spotted the three new Ryanair routes available to book on the airline’s website for weeks. The announcement was made official this weekend, however.

Cork’s summer schedule takes off on Sunday, March 31 and runs to Saturday, October 26.

It will see 2.4 million seats on sale across 48 routes, the airport said – contributing the bulk of an expected three million passengers this year.

The service to Rhodes in Greece starts from June 1 and will operate twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Flights to Zadar, on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, start on June 3 and are also twice weekly – on Mondays and Fridays.

The new service to Brussels Charleroi takes off from Sunday, March 31. It’s a three-times weekly schedule, with flights on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

In total, Ryanair will operate 32 of Cork’s 48 routes this summer.

For its part, Aer Lingus will extend its Tenerife service throughout summer. It flies nine routes from Cork, including Amsterdam, London Heathrow, Malaga, Faro, Lanzarote, Palma de Mallorca and Dubrovnik.

Aer Lingus Regional will continue to operate its service to Bristol.

Sunday, March 31, also sees the return of Air France’s daily service to Paris Charles de Gaulle. Lufthansa and SWISS will return in April, operating services to Frankfurt and Zurich.

Tour operator Tui will also operate charters to Reus, Lanzarote, and Palma de Mallorca from Saturday, May 4.

The summer schedule was officially launched last Thursday by Angela Walsh, President of the Irish Travel Agents Association, at an event in Cork City.

“Airports can be stressful and impersonal places,” said Managing Director Niall MacCarthy. “That differs in Cork.”

Latest article