Next month, a new Aer Lingus Regional service is scheduled to commence between Cork Airport and Bristol, facilitated by Emerald Airlines, the exclusive operator of such services. The year-round route between the south of Ireland and southwest England will provide more connectivity. The ATR-72 turboprop airplane, which has a seating capacity of 72 seats each way, will operate the service.
“We are thrilled to welcome Emerald Airlines, operating as Aer Lingus Regional to Cork Airport,” said Niall MacCarthy, managing director of Cork Airport., “The Bristol route from Cork has huge pent-up demand for leisure and business customers travelling in both directions. Emerald Airlines will deliver a top-class service and I am confident that people across the South of Ireland will strongly support this new service.”
Ciarán Smith, head of commercial at Emerald Airlines, said that today’s announcement is a much anticipated one and will no doubt be warmly welcomed by passengers travelling for both business and travel pleasure purposes.
“We are delighted to be providing increased travel options from Cork and look forward to working alongside our counterparts at Cork Airport to ensure the great success of this route. With more flights and more choice for the travelling public, we are progressively bolstering our 2023 schedule, with over 2.5m seats on sale, across 30 routes and 19 destinations in Ireland, UK, and Channel Islands.”
Cork-Bristol flights calendar
During this summer, Cork Airport will have 45 scheduled routes available to travelers, serving countries such as the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, and Croatia. Nine airlines, including Ryanair, Aer Lingus, KLM, Air France, Lufthansa, Vueling, SWISS, TUI, and Emerald Airlines, will be providing services at Cork Airport in 2023.
The featured image pictured at Cork Airport, celebrating the announcement by Emerald Airlines (operating as Aer Lingus Regional) of a new service from Cork to Bristol.
From left: Mary Christie, Customer Service Agent, Aer Lingus; Tara Finn, Head of Aviation Business Development, Cork Airport; Niall MacCarthy, Managing Director, Cork Airport; Geraldine Gokul, Operations Supervisor, Aer Lingus and Roy O’Driscoll, Deputy Managing Director, Cork Airport.