Seen at the launch of SWISS’ first flight to Cork along with the inaugural flight crew are: Daragh Hanratty, Head of Aviation Marketing, Cork Airport; Niall MacCarthy, MD, Cork Airport; Anne-Kristine Kjelsen, Honorary Consul of Switzerland in Cork; H.E. Marie-Claude Meylan, The Swiss Ambassador to Ireland; and Andreas Koester, Senior Director Sales UK, Ireland & Iceland, Lufthansa Group. SWISS will offer a weekly (Saturdays) flight from Zurich throughout S17.
- SWISS has expanded its European route offering from Zurich (ZRH) this week by beginning seasonal routes to Cork (ORK) in Ireland and Sylt (GWT) in Germany. Both connections, which launched 2 and 3 June respectively, will be flown by the carrier weekly (Cork on Saturdays and Sylt on Sundays) utilising the Star Alliance member’s CS100s. “We are delighted to welcome another new airline and particularly one as prestigious as SWISS to Cork and the South of Ireland,” commented Niall MacCarthy, MD Cork Airport at the launch. While flights on the 1,313-kilometre route to Cork will not face direct competition, the 827-kilometre airport pairing between Zurich and Sylt is already flown by airberlin, with the oneworld member also offering a weekly flight throughout S17. See how Cork Airport’s water arch salute compares with others from around the world this week.