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Cork Airport launches sizzling 2018 summer schedule

Cork airport is forecasting a 5% growth in passenger numbers over the summer months, compared to the same period last year.

Several summer routes have kicked off, including Aer Lingus’ services to Barcelona and Faro, while Ryanair’s Cork to Faro also commenced along with its Palma de Mallorca offering.

The 2018 summer schedule also sees the commencement of Air France’s new year-round daily Cork to Paris Charles de Gaulle route in May, linking the south of Ireland to the French capital.

This is the first full summer season for Norwegian’s non-stop transatlantic flight to Boston Providence, providing Irish travellers easy access to popular holiday US destinations such as Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod and Nantucket.

Ryanair’s routes include Portugal’s famed Algarve through Faro, along with the French sun destinations of Carcassonne and Bordeaux; Spanish favourites of Girona, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Malaga, Reus, Tenerife and Palma; and the Italian hotspot of Milan.

Managing Director Niall MacCarthy said: “Our focus is always to work with our existing and new airlines on how we can 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 holidaymakers choosing to fly out of Cork Airport.”

 

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