Aer Lingus announces direct flights from Cork to Lisbon
Shannon-NYC will also go year-round
Aer Lingus will shortly fly direct from Cork Airport to Lisbon, thanks to a new route taking off next October 26.
The new service will begin with the airline's 2018/19 winter schedule, operating twice-weekly on Mondays and Fridays from that point.
The announcement was made together with the unveiling of Aer Lingus's winter schedule for Cork last week - which will see a total of 438,000 seats to a combination of UK and European cities and sun holiday destinations.
It will also boost frequency to Tenerife to two flights a week.
Cork expects passengers numbers to grow by 5pc over the summer season, and also recently announced a new daily Air France flight to Paris.
In other news, Shannon Airport has said that Aer Lingus plans to operate its New York / JFK service year-round in 2019.
It follows Norwegian's decision to expand its flights from the Co. Clare airport to Stewart international, meaning Shannon will have two direct, year-round flights to New York catchment area next year.