Cork Airport welcomes the announcement that Aer Lingus is to double its services to Tenerife for the upcoming winter season.
Aer Lingus currently operates a weekly flight to the popular Spanish island every Sunday. The additional service, which will operate every Thursday, will commence from 29th October until end of March 2016. The announcement will mean an additional 7,000 seats are available for holidaymakers in Munster.
Speaking about the additional service, Aer Lingus’ Director of Communications, Declan Kearney said: “We’re delighted to announce an extra weekly service this winter to Tenerife from Cork Airport. It’s always an attractive sun destination for Irish people and is particularly popular for those travelling from the Munster region.
“Given the recent weather we’ve been experiencing here at home, it’s not surprising that we’ve seen an increase in bookings to the Canaries, where year-round sunshine is almost always guaranteed and this additional flight means short winter sun breaks are now an easy option for our customers using Cork Airport.”
This is another hugely positive announcement according to Niall MacCarthy, Managing Director at Cork Airport. “The announcement of the doubling of the service to Tenerife by Aer Lingus is great news for holidaymakers in the region. Aer Lingus operates flights to 22 destinations across Europe, making the airline our biggest customer servicing 1.25 million passengers each year.
“Tenerife is one of our most popular destinations with sun-seeker. Last year over 70,000 passengers from across the country visited the island which really highlights its popularity.
“Tenerife is the largest of the seven Canary Islands known throughout the world as the ‘Island of Eternal Spring’ for its year-round pleasant weather. It is also blessed with fantastic scenery and attractions that appeal to both young and old, boasting two World Heritage Sites, one National Park and 42 natural protected spaces”
The news of the additional service to Tenerife follows the recent announcement that Aer Lingus is to operate a new Cork-Dusseldorf service from May 2016.
Cork Airport is the international gateway to the south of Ireland and is uniquely positioned at the start of the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East. It is the country’s second largest and busiest airport after Dublin and with more choice than any other airport outside of Dublin. More than 2 million passengers travel through the airport each year, flying to top destinations across the UK and throughout continental Europe. Cork Airport’s customer service (as voted by passengers) has won national and international awards.