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New Dutch Airline To Fly Summer Charter Services For Summer 2013

22 May 2013

Dutch airline, ArkeFly will fly thousands of holiday makers to and from Cork Airport this summer to a number of Mediterranean destinations for Falcon Holidays and inbound from Amsterdam with package holiday specialist operator KRAS .

ArkeFly is a wholly-owned subsidiary of travel company, TUI Group which flies to more than 70 destinations worldwide, including favoured holiday sites throughout the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and North and South America. 

Falcon Holidays , part of the TUI Travel PLC Group of companies is one of the world's leading leisure travel companies. Since 1988, Falcon Holidays have been sending Irish holidaymakers to a world of great destinations.

From Friday, June 7th to August 30th, inclusive, the airline will have 32,000 seats available for passengers departing Cork with a mix of outbound destinations to Lanzarote, Malaga, Las Palmas, Palma de Mallorca and Reus. In addition to the sun charter service, ArkeFly will also provide an additional 3,700 seats into Cork this year, with Dutch specialist inbound tour operator KRAS, also part of the TUI Group.

KRAS will organise a number of holiday packages from the Netherlands to Ireland via a charter service from Amsterdam to Cork, offering very flexible options for 4 day, 11 day or 18 day package holidays, all exclusively available and bookable through KRAS. The flights will operate weekly departing on Friday and returning on Monday.

Commenting on the launch of the new service from Cork this summer, Niall MacCarthy, Airport Director, Cork Airport, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be able to offer passengers additional choice this summer with the introduction of a new Dutch airline, ArkeFly. The summer is our busiest period here at Cork Airport and this year is looking particularly positive, with two million seats on sale to 50 destinations direct from Cork. Aer Lingus has made 10,000 extra seats available to Barcelona this summer, compared with last year, and Ryanair has increased capacity by 150,000 seats on routes from Cork to Poland, Lanzarote, Alicante, Faro and Liverpool”.

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