The mini-break is back, baby.
And with two years of lost time to make up for, we are very tempted to get booking on Ryanair’s two newest services.
The budget airline has announced a pair of new winter flights from Cork Airport to Rome Leonardo da Vinci (Fiumicino) Airport and Newcastle International Airport.
Announced today, both will commence in October 2022 and will operate twice weekly for the duration of the winter.
Bookings for the service to Newcastle are currently on sale on ryanair.com with the service to Rome (Fiumicino) going on sale tomorrow, Tuesday, June 14th.
“With the much-sought connection to Rome (Fiumicino) finally secured, and the addition of Newcastle, this will bring the total number of Ryanair routes available from Cork Airport in 2022 to 27, our largest choice of Ryanair routes ever,” said Head of Aviation Business Development at Cork Airport, Tara Finn.
“The people of Cork and Munster have asked for a direct route to Rome for years and we hope this exciting new route to Europe’s third-largest capital city will prove popular with both Irish outbound and Italian inbound visitors alike.
“The welcome addition of Newcastle will cater to both Irish and UK visitors, but also for those travelling to Premier League games in the 2022/2023 season.”
Acting Managing Director at Cork Airport, Roy O’Driscoll said he was delighted with the news.
“Rome has very much been a missing piece of our route network for a number of years,” he said.
“I am delighted that Ryanair will offer connectivity to one of Europe’s largest and most-visited capital cities. With the announcement of a service to Newcastle, we have further enhanced our connectivity to the UK market – in this instance with Newcastle and the north-east region, which is a popular destination for weekend and city breaks.”