Posted on: 10 April 2018 by Chloe Greenbank
Currently serving 2.3 million passengers a year, Cork Airport is on a mission to steadily grow its destination network and has unveiled a new link with Lisbon Portela Airport courtesy of Aer Lingus.
The new service will commence on 26 October 2018 and will operate twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays.
“We look forward to working closely with Aer Lingus to ensure the success of this latest new route to their network out of Cork,” said Daragh Hanratty, head of aviation marketing at Cork Airport. She added: “We will continue to seek out further opportunities for expansion where demand can be proven.
“The people who support Cork Airport as Ireland’s second largest international airport constantly request greater connectivity, and this decision by Aer Lingus is a welcome boost.”
Cork Airport’s managing director, Niall MacCarthy also welcomed the new route explaining that it has come in response to strong consumer demand for additional flights from the southern Irish gateway.
“This new route will be very popular for leisure and business in both directions. This announcement is an excellent development for Cork Airport and the 2.4 million passengers we serve across the south of Ireland.”