8 May 2017
By Bryan T. Smyth
- New route brings to 9, the number of Aer Lingus Regional routes operating from Cork Airport this summer
- Aer Lingus Regional expects to carry over 330,000 passengers through Cork Airport in 2017, up 7% on 2016
- Cornwall is a world-famous tourist destination, home to idyllic scenery, traditional cuisine and unique attractions like the Eden Project
An Aer Lingus Regional flight, operated by Stobart Air, will began on the route this weekend (6th May 2017) and runs until to 2nd September 2017. It flys bi-weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
The Cornish town, situated on the South West Coast of England is one of the UK’s favourite seaside towns and is renowned as a fun-filled and scenic holiday destination. Newquay is host to seven miles of glorious beach and is nationally and internationally known as the UK and European capital of surfing. With the magnificent breaks and swells of Fistral Beach and the Cribbar Reef, Newquay is the epicentre for maritime thrill seekers and adventurers.
Managing Director of Cork Airport Niall MacCarthy said: “This is a very exciting route for Cork Airport and the passengers of Munster. It is testament to our pledge and commitment to bring new routes to the South of Ireland and we are delighted to welcome Aer Lingus Regional’s new route. Newquay is a top destination for surfers around the world, so the route will certainly satisfy the thrill seekers and adventurers of Munster.”
“The launch of the route leads the way for a very exciting Summer 2017 for Cork Airport. In tandem with our inaugural transatlantic routes and new and expanded European destinations, passenger growth is expected to continue to rise to over 2.3 million passengers this year”, he added.
As well as immense seaside activity, Newquay’s location in Cornwall provides a 40-minute drive to the Eden Project. Considered by many as the Eight New Wonder of the World, nature lovers are in for a treat with a host of tropical and rare plants, collected from diverse areas of the planet.