Cork Airport

Aer Lingus Regional To Enhance Cork Services In Summer 2018

Nov 01, 2017

Aer Lingus Regional Fly Two Million Passengers Through Cork Airport

Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Stobart Air, will continue the success of last summer’s operations from Cork Airport with increased frequencies, expansions and enhanced scheduling from the airport in 2018.

Across nine routes in the UK and France, Aer Lingus Regional will offer over 275,000 seats and 3,800 flights during summer 2018 from Cork Airport.

Next summer will see Aer Lingus Regional fly to Manchester 18 times weekly as well as twice-daily to Birmingham.

Following the successful launch to Newquay in Cornwall this year, Aer Lingus Regional will also extend this service for a longer season in 2018, and add an additional 6% seat capacity to the route.

“This is the third successive year of growth with Aer Lingus Regional and Stobart Air in Cork Airport. The planned operations next year are testament to our joint and collaborative pledge to pursue growth and development for the passengers of the South of Ireland. As well as connecting travellers to key seasonal summer routes such as Newquay and Rennes, schedules will be operated with a business oriented approach that includes improved timings and increased frequencies,” said Niall MacCarthy, Managing Director, Cork Airport. 

Stobart Air looks forward to building on the success of its route network, added Stobart’s Managing Director Graeme Buchanan. “We are delighted with the performance of our Cork Airport routes. We are particularly pleased with the success of the new seasonal Cork-Newquay route that launched earlier this year. We look forward to building on its success by extending our route network for summer 2018.”

Aer Lingus Regional expects to carry over 310,000 passengers on its Cork routes this year, an increase of 20 per cent on its 2015 passenger figures. For 2018, further growth aims to see 339,000 passengers fly with Aer Lingus Regional to and from Cork Airport.

Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Stobart Air, reached a milestone in June 2017 when its two-millionth passenger travelled through Cork Airport.