Aer Lingus catches some waves from Cork

Catching a wave at Cork Airport on 6 May, getting his surfing practice in so that he can enjoy the best of Cornwall’s world-famous waves this summer is the Irish airport’s Head of Aviation Marketing Daragh Hanratty. Aer Lingus will operate the route to Cornwall Airport Newquay twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Saturdays) throughout the summer.

Cornwall Airport Newquay Cork Aer Lingus

Before the route between Cork and Cornwall Airport Newquay officially launched, a lunch took place at the River Lee Hotel in Cork where guests from the local press, businesses and travel operators met with representatives from both airports. Seen here at the lunch are: Deidre O’Mahony of Heffernans Travel; Amy Smith, Marketing and Communications Manager, Cornwall Airport Newquay; and Helena Crowley of Bernard Hayes Travel. 

  • Aer Lingus added its latest route from Ireland to the UK on 6 May, a 288-kilometre link between Cork (ORK) and Cornwall Airport Newquay (NQY). The route will be flown by the carrier twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Saturdays) on its 72-seat ATR 72-600s. No other airline operates the airport pairing. Aer Lingus started serving the Cornish airport on 1 May 2015 with flights from Dublin. In total Aer Lingus now operates 19 routes from Cork this summer on 143 weekly flights, with nine of those routes being to airports in the UK, including Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London Heathrow, Manchester, Newcastle and Southampton, along with its new Cornish service. The seasonal service to Cornwall Airport Newquay will operate until 23 September according to OAG schedules. 

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