Cork Airport welcomes today’s announcement that CSA Czech Airlines has launched a new twice weekly route from Cork to Ibiza for Summer 2015. The route, operating from June 11 to September 21, will add over 8,000 seats to Cork Airport’s schedule.
Ibiza is a hugely popular sun destination for Irish holiday makers, offering something for everyone. The Mediterranean island is famed for its night-life but also has a quieter side for the perfect family holiday.
Cork Airport Managing Director, Niall MacCarthy welcomed the new route, saying: “The addition of Ibiza to our summer schedule is great news for passengers in Munster as this is an exclusive new route for the region. Ibiza is incredibly popular and we’re delighted that CSA Czech Airlines has added the Cork route in response to strong consumer demand.
“Ibiza, which attracts 6 million visitors each year, has so much to see and do, it has some great towns to explore, fantastic beaches as well as plenty of secluded coastlines. It is an island rich in heritage, with Ibiza Town recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And of course, it offers the younger holiday maker some of the best nightlife around.”
He said: “This announcement is an exciting development for Cork Airport and we look forward to working closely with CSA Czech Airlines to develop our relationship and seek out further routes. Cork Airport is Ireland’s second largest airport serving 2.1 million passengers annually and we look forward to further announcements of expansion and growth in 2015.”
CSA Czech Airlines Chairman Jozef Sincák said: "In addition to the Cork to Prague route recently announced, we’re delighted to add Ibiza to Cork Airport’s list of destinations. This is great news for the airline and will have an interesting potential which we would like to take full advantage.”
Cork Airport is the international gateway to the south of Ireland. Welcoming over 6,000 passengers a day, and more than 11,000 passengers a day in peak season, it is the country’s second busiest airport after Dublin. More than 2.14 million passengers travel through the Airport each year, flying to destinations across the UK and throughout continental Europe.
Cork Airport as voted best in the world for passenger satisfaction in the ACI Regional Airport Survey in summer 2013.