Cork celebrated in traditional style the start of CityJet’s new services to Nantes and La Rochelle. Flights to Nantes will be flown weekly (Sundays) while La Rochelle will see twice-weekly flights (Tuesdays and Saturdays). Seen celebrating the start of services from the Irish airport are members of the Roarty Family, Tara, Tiernan and Fiachhra, along with CityJet crew member Joe Marney, and Daragh Hanratty Head of Aviation Marketing Cork Airport.
- CityJet commenced service on two new seasonal routes from Cork (ORK) this week, starting on 18 June with a twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Saturdays) service to La Rochelle (LRH). The second connection was inaugurated on 19 June, a weekly (Sundays) operation to Nantes (NTE). Both 822- and 718-kilometre sectors will be flown on the carrier’s RJ85s. These latest launches mean that in total CityJet offers service to three destinations from Cork, with the airline also serving London City, a route which will end on 26 June. Flights to La Rochelle will operate until 27 August, while Nantes services will finish on 28 August. Neither French routes will face direct competition. These latest launches mean that Cork is now connected to five airports in France, with Ireland’s second city also seeing service to Bordeaux, Paris CDG and Rennes according to OAG Schedules Analyser data. Cork becomes the second route for CityJet from Nantes, with the carrier also offering regular service to London City, with the airline also linking Avignon, Paris Orly and Toulon Hyères in France to the UK capital airport.