Cork Airport

New Madrid Route From Cork Next Summer

Nov 26, 2015

Iberia Express will launch a Madrid service from Cork next summer.

Madrid is the latest destination that has been added to the bumper Summer 2016 schedule at Cork Airport.

The newest Spanish service from the region will be operated by Iberia Group’s low-cost carrier Iberia Express and will operate twice-weekly, every Saturday and Wednesday, from Cork Airport.

“This is more fantastic news for passengers from Munster and follows the news earlier this week that Menorca has been added to our bumper Summer 16 schedule. Just like Cork, Madrid is a beautiful city well known for its culture, shopping, sport events, world-class museums and lively nightlife. It’s also very easy to reach other popular places in Spain from Madrid, which is right in the heart of the country,” said Niall MacCarthy, Managing Director, Cork Airport.

The new service will take off on June 18, 2016 and will operate until September ensuring sun seekers from the South will have even more choice this summer, as they will be able to fly on via Madrid to many Iberia Group destinations in Spain including Alicante, Malaga and Tenerife, Lisbon and Porto in Portugal, Marrakech in Morocco, and Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Montevideo, Sao Paulo or Santiago de Chile in Latin America.

“This new route to Madrid is an important milestone for Iberia Express  as it’s our second route from Ireland to Spain. Our customers will be able to fly from Cork to Spain and other Iberia’s destinations at competitive prices. With this flight, we will also make travel easier from Spain to Cork, which is a very popular destination for Spanish people to learn English and to visit the beautiful south-west of Ireland,” added Silvia Mosquera, Chief Commercial Officer, Iberia Express.

Flights between Cork and Madrid will be operated by an A320, equipped with 180 seats distributed in Business and Economy cabins.

Anyone planning their summer getaway can book tickets from today at