It might be time to invest in some new luggage.
Cork Airport just launched its 2018 summer schedule, with almost two million seats now available to over 40 destinations.
The airport is forecasting a five percent growth in passenger numbers over the coming months, compared to the same period last year, with almost 100,000 people expected to pass through Cork Airport during the Easter break.
So what’s new?
Well; several summer routes kicked off last weekend, including Aer Lingus’ services to Barcelona and Faro, while Ryanair’s Cork to Faro also commenced along with its Palma de Mallorca offering.
Air France’s new year-round daily Cork to Paris Charles de Gaulle route launches in May, linking the south of Ireland to the French capital.
Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Stobart Air, is also increasing its schedule, adding an additional six percent in seat capacity by extending its Newquay, Cornwall service.
More than doubling capacity on its Cork to Zurich service, SWISS will operate three flights per week while Iberia Express’ Cork to Madrid route will expand to twice weekly at the start of June.
If it’s la dolce vita you’re after, Spanish carrier Volotea operates its Cork Verona route every Saturday (May 26th to October 6th), with an additional flight on Wednesdays during peak season from June 27th.
Non-stop to the USA
It’s never been easier to fly direct to the USA; this is the first full summer season for Norwegian’s non-stop transatlantic flight to Boston Providence, providing Irish travellers easy access to popular holiday US destinations such as Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod and Nantucket.
Aer Lingus adds an additional 8,000 seats to and from Cork this summer, expanding its Cork to Heathrow route as well as flying to popular holidays routes such as Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Alicante, Tenerife, Faro, Rennes, Barcelona, Düsseldorf, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria.
Ryanair’s routes include Portugal’s famed Algarve through Faro, along with the French sun destinations of Carcassonne and Bordeaux; Spanish favourites of Girona, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Malaga, Reus, Tenerife and Palma; and the Italian hotspot of Milan.
Now, where did we leave our passports?