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Cork Airport is getting a couple of new routes

You can now get to Southampton and Leeds Bradford more easily.


AER LINGUS HAS begun two new routes to fly out of Cork Airport.

The new routes, operated by Stobart Air under the Aer Lingus Regional brand, will service Southampton from today and Leeds Bradford from tomorrow. The Southampton route, which will link the Rebel County to the popular cruise port, will run five times a week while the Leeds route will be three times a week.

With the addition of these two new routes, the airline aims to carry an additional 60,000 passengers through Cork Airport in 2016 and will base a third aircraft at the airport, servicing the 10 Aer Lingus Regional routes from Cork.

In addition to the new routes to Southampton and Leeds Bradford, the airline has also increased frequency on its services to Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow from Cork; with up to nine additional flights per week across these three routes.

Speaking today, Martin Saxton, Chief Commercial Officer at Stobart Air said that the airline is delighted to expand its Cork services and has set ambitious targets for its Cork routes.

“Since announcing the expansion of our services from Cork Airport, bookings have been strong on both new and existing routes. Providing choice and regional connectivity is key and serving major UK cities from Cork is important for us.”

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Niall MacCarthy, Managing Director at Cork Airport said the routes will boost the local economy.

“As well as boosting outbound business and leisure travel, the new Southampton and Leeds Bradford services with Aer Lingus Regional will generate a significant boost to the local economy by creating opportunities for the inbound tourism market.”

The airline also recently announced it will operate flights between Dublin and Liverpool.

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