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Cork Airport launches Summer Schedule with 2.4 million seats across 48 routes
This year’s summer schedule starts on Sunday March 31 and will operate until Saturday October 26
 Tuesday 19th March 2024

Pictured at the launch of the Cork Airport 2024 Summer Schedule were (from L-R) Rose Carroll, Cork County Council; Kathleen Walshe, Cork Airport and Evelyn O’Sullivan, Visit Cork/Cork Convention Bureau.

Cork Airport has officially launched its 2024 Summer Schedule, featuring 2.4 million seats across 48 routes, operated by eight airlines. The summer schedule, which will come into effect on Sunday, March 31 was launched by Angela Walsh, President of the Irish Travel Agents Association at an event in Cork city last week, in the company of civic and business representatives, airline and airport stakeholders, tourism bodies, members of the travel trade along with local, regional, and national media.

This summer, Ryanair will commence services to / from three new destinations – Brussels Charleroi, Rhodes, and Zadar. The service to Rhodes commences on Saturday, June 1 and will operate twice weekly (Wednesday, Saturday). The service to Zadar commences on Monday, June 3 and will also operate twice weekly (Monday, Friday). A new, direct connection with Brussels Charleroi will commence on Sunday, March 31 and further enhances links with the wider Benelux region. The three-times weekly service (Wednesday, Friday, Sunday) will also stand to benefit inbound tourism, providing direct air access to the scenic South of Ireland for Belgian holidaymakers. In total, Ryanair will operate 32 routes from Cork Airport to destinations across the UK, France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Croatia, Poland, and Greece this summer.

Following the success of their winter service to Tenerife, Aer Lingus will extend the operation of the service to the popular Canary Island throughout the summer season. Aer Lingus will operate services to the ever-popular sun destinations of Malaga, Faro, Lanzarote, Palma de Mallorca, and Dubrovnik while also maintaining key European hub connectivity to Amsterdam Schiphol and London-Heathrow, with a four-times-daily service to the English capital. Aer Lingus Regional will continue to operate the popular six-times weekly service to / from Bristol. In total, Aer Lingus will operate nine services from Cork Airport this summer season.

Summer marks the return of some of Europe’s most recognisable flag carriers and on Sunday, March 31, Air France will resume their daily service to Paris Charles de Gaulle. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will continue to operate their twice-daily service to Amsterdam Schiphol, providing onward connections to over 150 destinations. Lufthansa and SWISS International Airlines will return to Cork Airport in April, operating services to / from Frankfurt (three-times weekly) and Zurich (twice-weekly) respectively. Finally, TUI will operate charter services to Reus, Lanzarote, and Palma de Mallorca – with each of those services commencing on Saturday, May 4.

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