CORK Airport has been hit by the announcement of yet another cut in scheduled flights.
Aer Lingus this week confirmed that it is reducing the frequency of two scheduled flights – from Cork to Glasgow, and from Cork to Newcastle – in two months’ time.
The news comes in the wake of a recent high powered meeting between politicians, tourism interests, Cork County Council and airport officials in Inchydoney, which sought to calm fears expressed about the airport. After the meeting, attendees said they would work together to secure the future of the airport, which is currently burdened with a €113m debt.
Aer Lingus is now reducing the frequency of its Cork to Glasgow route, from five to four services per week, from June 22nd. It also confirmed that the Newcastle route will be cut by half – from four to two services per week, from June 19th.
An airport spokesperson said the airline had opted to give customers the ‘best choice available this summer’ and its ‘recommenced’ flights to Rennes and Jersey would be more popular than those to Newcastle or Glasgow during the summer.