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Cork Airport launches its biggest ever Winter Schedule
The 2022/23 Winter Schedule features over 11 million seats across 27 routes
 Mon 26th September 2022


Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Hildegarde Naughton T.D. has officially launched Cork Airport’s biggest ever Winter Schedule - featuring over 1.1 million seats across 27 routes, served by 5 airlines. Cork Airport is expected to serve 2.1 million passengers this year and the Winter Schedule will operate from October 30, 2022, through to March 31, 2023.

Speaking at the launch of the Cork Airport 2022/23 Winter Schedule, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Hildegarde Naughton T.D. said:

“Aviation plays a critical role in our economy, as a direct and indirect employer, and serves as a driving force for tourism and business. Recognising this, Government provided over €161m last year for aviation specific supports, including over €25m to Cork Airport. Almost €17m of this funding supported the airport’s runway reconstruction project as well as all the airport’s eligible safety and security related operational costs. In addition, supplementary supports of €8m provided the Airport with the flexibility to offer route incentives and other incentives to stimulate the restoration of scheduled air services. This is demonstrated in the impressive Winter Schedule of services that will operate from Cork Airport. It provides further enhancement of international connectivity for Cork and the wider region and reflects the airport’s continued positive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Acting Managing Director at Cork Airport, Roy O’Driscoll added:

“The recovery and growth of passenger traffic at Cork Airport this year has been tremendously strong, buoyed by an extremely busy summer. With 2.1 million passengers expected to travel to and from Cork Airport in 2022, we are aiming to build on that growth by offering our biggest ever winter schedule to our loyal and valued passengers across Munster and the South of Ireland.”

This winter, Ryanair will operate their largest ever winter schedule at Cork Airport, with 20 routes to choose from. Ryanair is launching two new routes with twice-weekly services to Rome’s Fiumicino Airport and Newcastle commencing at the end of October.

Aer Lingus will operate a twice-weekly service to Lanzarote and will maintain essential connectivity to the major European hub airports of Amsterdam and London-Heathrow, with multiple daily services to Heathrow and a daily service to Amsterdam.

Three European carriers will also operate scheduled services from Cork Airport this winter. KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines will operate a double-daily service to Amsterdam, providing access to the wider KLM global network and access to almost every major destination in the world. KLM currently serves 162 destinations worldwide, of which 70 are intercontinental and 92 European; Vueling, voted European Low-Cost Carrier of the Year 2021 will operate a twice-weekly service to Paris Orly, the closest airport to Paris city centre, while Swiss International Air Lines will operate a weekly service to Geneva.


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