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Cork Airport Briefs the Travel Trade

Cork Airport Briefs the Travel Trade

With some 50 routes to choose from at Cork Airport, those looking to travel from the country this summer have a great choice of destinations. Whether it is business or pleasure, city break or sun holiday, Cork Airport has the biggest and best selection of destinations of any airport outside of Dublin and always looks forward to welcoming passengers from the region.

FREE PIC - NO REPRO FEE - Jan 23, 2016 - See full press  release Pictured at the travel agents and media briefing by Cork Airport announcing at least nine new routes out of Cork, at the Cork International Hotel, were, from left: Paula Coughlan, Travel Cheaper.ie; Nicholas O'Sullivan, Bantry Travel and Delores Carmody, Dawson Travel.ie.

At the travel agents and media briefing by Cork Airport announcing at least nine new routes out of Cork, at the Cork International Hotel, were Paula Coughlan, Travel Cheaper.ie; Nicholas O’Sullivan, Bantry Travel; and Delores Carmody, Dawson Travel

Munster’s favourite airport will welcome at least nine new routes this summer, with a further three in the near future. new routes include Düsseldorf with Aer Lingus, London City, Nantes and La Rochelle with CityJet, Madrid with Iberia Express, Cardiff with Flybe, and Southampton and Leeds Bradford with Aer Lingus Regional, as well as Menorca with Lee Travel and Stein Travel.

FREE PIC - NO REPRO FEE - Jan 23, 2016 - See full press  release from H+A Communications.Pictured at the travel agents and media briefing by Cork Airport announcing at least nine new routes out of Cork, at the Cork International Hotel, were, from left: Susan Fitzgerald CTM (Corporate Travel Management) and Cathy Burke, Travel Counsellors.Pic: Brian Lougheed

Susan Fitzgerald, CTM (Corporate Travel Management), with Cathy Burke, Travel Counsellors

Norwegian Air will commence its new Cork – Boston service as soon as it receives its foreign carrier permit from the US Department of Transportation. The airline is also committed to launching a Cork – Barcelona service as well as New York service in 2017.

FREE PIC - NO REPRO FEE - Jan 23, 2016 - See full press  release from H+A Communications.Pictured at the travel agents and media briefing by Cork Airport announcing at least nine new routes out of Cork, at the Cork International Hotel, were, from left: Alan Shortt, MC; Joan Scales, Travel Editor, Irish Times and Kevin Cullinane, Head of Communications, Cork Airport.Pic: Brian Lougheed

Alan Shortt, MC; Joan Scales, Travel Editor, Irish Times; and Kevin Cullinane, Head of Communications, Cork Airport

For anyone looking to fly to the UK, Cork Airport has 14 destinations available including London City Airport, right in the heart of London. Sun seekers from the county have a choice of 11 destinations in Spain, including the firm favourites of the Canary Islands, Menorca, Alicante, Malaga and Barcelona. France is also well served from Cork Airport with six popular tourist spots. Anyone planning to travel to the Euros in June to support Ireland can plan their trip with ease via the airport.

FREE PIC - NO REPRO FEE - Jan 23, 2016 - See full press  release from H+A Communications.Pictured at the travel agents and media briefing by Cork Airport announcing at least nine new routes out of Cork, at the Cork International Hotel, were, from left: Gillian Noonan and Carla Kidd, both of Trailfinders.Pic: Brian Lougheed

At the Cork Airport event were  Gillian Noonan and Carla Kidd, both Trailfinders

Niall MacCarthy, Managing Director, Cork Airport said: “Cork Airport has cemented its position as the busiest and best connected international airport in the country after Dublin, serving over two million passengers each year. There is a greater number of destinations and more seats available from Cork Airport than any other airport in Munster so we are unrivalled in terms of choice whether passengers are travelling for business or pleasure.

FREE PIC - NO REPRO FEE - Jan 23, 2016 - See full press  release from H+A Communications.Pictured at the travel agents and media briefing by Cork Airport announcing at least nine new routes out of Cork, at the Cork International Hotel, were, from left: Aoife Deasy, CTM (Corporate Travel Management); Sonia Blakeman, Travel Counsellors and Annmarie Masterson, CTM.Pic: Brian Lougheed

Aoife Deasy, CTM (Corporate Travel Management); Sonia Blakeman, Travel Counsellors; and Ann-Marie Masterson, CTM

“Hundreds of thousands of passengers from Cork use the airport each year for their travel needs and we are expecting that this will increase again this year as we continue to add new routes. In particular, we have a fantastic choice of summer holiday destinations for families, singletons or couples from our neighbouring county. As well as unbeatable choice, we also have great value car parking at Cork Airport, costing less than €5 a day when booked online at corkairport.com.”

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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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