Published on : Saturday, January 7, 2017
The airline currently operates flights from Cornwall Airport Newquay to Dublin Ireland.
Commenting today, Martin Saxton, Chief Commercial Officer at Stobart Air said that the airline is ‘pleased to expand our services, adding Cork as a key destination for our Cornwall customers.’
‘Cork is a vibrant city and a popular destination in Ireland and we’re delighted to add this route to our services from Cornwall Airport Newquay. The addition of Cork reflects the ongoing success of our route network and our services from Cornwall. We’re keen to provide value, choice and key connections for our customers and are confident this route will be a very popular destination for summer 2017.’
Aer Lingus Regional currently flies up to 640 flights per week across its 26 routes throughout the UK, Ireland and France.
Speaking today, Al Titterington, Managing Director at Cornwall Airport Newquay said:
‘The Irish market is a key target for growth and our partnership with Aer Lingus Regional continues to flourish with the addition of Cork this summer. Cork is an exciting development in our route network offering 2-way access between Cornwall and southern Ireland and will boost both regions’ tourism industries which is great news, especially for the UK’s #1 tourism destination.’
Niall MacCarthy, Managing Director at Cork Airport welcomed the announcement:
‘Today’s news is great for anyone from the South of Ireland planning their summer getaway. Cornwall is a stunning part of the UK, renowned for its surf and scenery with an abundance of things to see and do. The county is home to some unique attractions such as the Eden Project, as well as some delicious traditional British cuisine, making it ideal for families, surfers, sailors and walkers alike, who are seeking a destination closer to home.
‘Furthermore, when you consider that the UK is Ireland’s largest market for inbound tourism, the new route enables more opportunity to showcase Ireland’s Ancient East and Wild Atlantic Way’.
Aer Lingus Regional recorded a 19% increase in passenger numbers in December 2016 versus the same period the previous year, making it the airline’s busiest ever Christmas period.
Stobart Air is the franchise flying partner to leading Irish airline Aer Lingus and international carrier Flybe, operating its services from London’s Southend Airport, to key European destinations.
Source:- Cornwall Airport Newquay