Two new routes have also been announced.
Ryanair has announced plans to reopen both of its bases at Cork Airport, including the restoring of routes that were curtailed during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The recommencing of Ryanair’s base at Cork Airport was announced at a major press conference this morning, and will involve a $200million investment from Ireland’s foremost low-cost airline. The development will see Cork Airport’s capacity increase by 20 routes, and restore its pre-pandemic capacity entirely.
Additionally, two new routes have been announced with services to Birmingham and Edinburgh now operating out of Cork Airport.
These new services will bolster Ryanair’s returning roster of flights to and from Alicante, Luton, London (Stansted), Bordeaux, Malaga, Gdansk, Carcassonne, Mallorca, Lanzarote, Milan (Bergamo), Liverpool, Faro, Poznan, Reus, Girona, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, and London (Gatwick).
.@Ryanair has announced a full recovery of its pre-pandemic passenger capacity with the reopening of its 2 aircraft base @CorkAirport in a $200m investment. This investment will bring 20 routes to @CorkAirport including the introduction of new services to Birmingham & Edinburgh
— Cork Airport (@CorkAirport) September 28, 2021
Cork Airport had previously relied on Ryanair as its biggest customer, but saw its base closed in October of 2020 following a disastrous year for air travel. Ryanair’s reopening of bases will take place between December and March.
The airport is currently closed until November, due to a €40million renovation of its runway.
Header image via Twitter/@CorkAirport