Aer Lingus today announced a brand new route for Cork as part of its winter schedule which will see Ireland’s only 4 Star airline flying from Cork to the Portuguese capital, Lisbon.

Beginning 26 October 2018 and operating twice weekly year-round, Corkonians can jet off to one of Europe’s most popular cities boasting glorious sunshine, grand boulevards and delicious cuisine including the legendary Portuguese custard tarts.

This winter, Aer Lingus’ schedule from Cork boasts a total of 438,000 seats to popular European cities such as Paris, Amsterdam and Munich together with winter hot spots Malaga, Lanzarote, Tenerife and Gran Canaria. Aer Lingus’ Cork London route will continue to provide high frequency connections for business and leisure travellers with four daily services during winter.

Aer Lingus will grow its winter operations out of Cork by almost 25,000 seats as a result of the new Cork Lisbon route and an additional frequency to Tenerife, which will now operate two times per week.

Speaking at the announcement, Mike Rutter, Chief Operating Officer commented:

“We are delighted to announce a new route for Cork and further grow our base at one of Europe’s leading airports. The new Cork Lisbon route will begin as part of our winter programme and will operate year-round. This new route along with increased capacity on our Tenerife service allows us to grow our presence at Cork airport which remains a key priority for Aer Lingus.”

Welcoming the important new route announcement by Aer Lingus, Cork Airport Managing Director, Niall MacCarthy said:

“We welcome the decision by our biggest customer Aer Lingus to commence operations from Cork to Lisbon in response to strong consumer demand for additional flights from Cork Airport. 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.”

Fares from Cork to Lisbon start from €39.99 and will be available for purchase on from Wednesday of next week.