Simon Coveney TD, Irish Government Minister, Minister for Agriculture, Food, the Marine and Defence; Pat Byrne, Executive Chairman, CityJet; and Niall MacCarthy, Managing Director, Cork Airport, celebrate the launch of services between Cork and London City. The 589-kilometre sector will be flown 18 times a week, with a thrice-daily service Monday-Friday, once on Saturday and twice on a Sunday.
- CityJet commenced services between Cork (ORK) and London City (LCY) on 1 October. The 589-kilometre sector will be flown 18 times weekly using the carrier’s RJ85s. Commenting at the route launch, Pat Byrne, Executive Chairman, CityJet, said: “We are delighted to launch our new Cork to London City Airport route which emphasises the progress we have made in building our passenger numbers and expanding our services across Europe. Great plans are underway at Cork Airport and we see great potential in delivering access to London’s most accessible airport for the people of Cork and Munster in general.” Although the route will not face any direct competition, strong links already exist between Cork and London, with Aer Lingus serving London Heathrow and Gatwick with multiple daily frequencies, along with Ryanair serving both Gatwick and London Stansted with frequent daily flights using larger 189-seater 737-800s compared to CityJet’s Avro RJ85s. To see a further analysis of CityJet’s route development and recent rebrand, take a look at anna.aero’s airline analysis of the regional carrier. See how Cork Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.