Tuesday 20 November 2018

Aer Lingus announces new flights from Cork to Dubrovnik

Aer Lingus will have over one million seats available from Cork in summer 2019, our Travel Editor reports

Dubrovnik in Croatia
Dubrovnik in Croatia
Pól Ó Conghaile

Pól Ó Conghaile

Aer Lingus has unveiled two new European routes from Cork Airport as part of is 2019 summer schedule.

Direct flights to Dubrovnik will take off on May 4 of next year, operating on Tuesdays and Saturdays, with a new service to Nice launching on May 1. It will also fly twice-weekly, on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Both routes will be run with A320 aircraft.

In total, Aer Lingus expects to fly from Cork to 23 destinations, increasing capacity to 1,063,000 seats, during its peak summer schedule - a rise of 4pc over this year.

Another new route, from Cork to Lisbon, starts today - and will now be available all year round, the airline has confirmed.

The news follows a similarly heavy investment by Ryanair in Cork Airport, which is set to grow its Cork traffic by 20pc next year.

It has announced the following new routes for summer 2019:

  • Cork to/from Budapest (2 weekly)
  • Cork to/from London Luton (daily)
  • Cork to/from Malta (2 weekly)
  • Cork to/from Naples (2 weekly)
  • Cork to/from Poznan (2 weekly)

Niall MacCarthy, Managing Director of Cork Airport, said over 50 routes would be on offer from Cork next year, servicing an estimated 2.6 million passengers.

"We are forecasting overall passenger growth of 7pc in 2019 which, despite Brexit, will demonstrate a strong performance once again next year.”

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