CORK Airport has welcomed the announcement that Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Stobart Air, is to launch a new service to the UK seaside resort, Newquay Cornwall.
Aer Lingus Regional will commence the route on 6th May 2017 through to 2nd September 2017 and will fly twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays for Summer 2017.
With the addition of the new service, Aer Lingus Regional expects to grow its passengers from Cork Airport by 7% to over 330,000 in 2017. Fares will start from €34.99 each way, including taxes and charges and are available at aerlingus.com.
Situated on the south west coast of England, Cornwall is one of the UK’s favourite seaside destinations, with popular beaches and a great surfing tradition on Fistral Beach and the Cribbar Reef.
Managing director of Cork Airport Niall MacCarthy said the news was testament to the airport’s commitment to bringing new routes to the region.
He added that 2016 was a ‘hugely successful year’ for Cork Airport. ‘We experienced growth after a number of challenging years for Ireland’s second busiest international airport. By year end, we had welcomed over 2.25m passengers.’
Martin Saxton of Stobart Air said that the airline was pleased to expand its Cork services. ‘Newquay Cornwall is a popular destination and we’re delighted to add this route to our services from Cork Airport. This is, our ninth route from Cork Airport this summer,’ he said.
Cornwall also boasts the eco-project, The Eden Project, Food-loving visitors will have the culinary trails and traditions of Cornwall to sample, including chef Rick Stein’s fish and chips in Falmouth or Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall restaurant.