Aer Lingus Regional’s new year round services to Southampton and Leeds Bradford take off from Cork Airport this week. Operated by Stobart Air, flights to Southampton started on the 14th March departing five times weekly with the Leeds Bradford service commencing on the 15th March three times a week. In addition, the airline will also provide up to nine additional flights a week to Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow.
Niall MacCarthy, Managing Director, Cork Airport, said: “We are delighted to continue our great relationship with Aer Lingus Regional and Stobart Air, who operate 10 services from Cork Airport. There are already a number of key provincial UK routes for passengers from the region and the addition of the new services offers even greater choice and connectivity across the UK. As well as boosting outbound business and leisure travel, the new Southampton and Leeds Bradford services with Aer Lingus Regional will generate a significant boost to the local economy by creating opportunities for the inbound tourism market.
“2016 is a significant year for Cork Airport with additional new routes to Düsseldorf with Aer Lingus, Nantes and La Rochelle with CityJet, Madrid with Iberia Express as well as Menorca with Lee Travel and Stein Travel.”
Martin Saxton, Chief Commercial Officer, Stobart Air, said that the airline has set ambitious targets for its Cork routes. “Since announcing the expansion of our services from Cork Airport, bookings have been strong on both new and existing routes. Providing choice and regional connectivity is key and serving major UK cities from Cork is important for us and our customers.”
Seats for Southampton and Leeds Bradford are on sale from €24.99.