Ryanair to Base Third Aircraft at Cork Airport

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Cork Airport welcomes today’s announcement by Ryanair of its intention to base a third aircraft at Cork in preparation for the commencement of the airline’s largest ever summer schedule.

Today’s announcement brings to 25, the number of destinations that will be served by Ryanair this summer at Cork Airport.

In addition to the announcement of the basing of an additional aircraft, Ryanair also announced seven new routes from Cork Airport this summer- Pisa, Italy; Aleghero, Sardinia; Valencia, Spain; Venice, Italy; and to Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh.

In addition, the frequency on London Stansted is being increased to three times per day, seven days per week and Manchester will also operate twice daily.

The airport now expects a 750% increase in passenger traffic in 2022 v 2021 and to welcome over 2 million passengers through the terminal in 2022.

The news will also be a boost for inbound tourism restoring connectivity and help to secure jobs in the wider tourism industry.