Ryanair announces two new routes from Cork to Rome and Newcastle
Ryanair has announced two new winter services from Cork Airport to Rome Fiumicino and Newcastle International Airport. Both new routes will commence in October 2022 and will operate twice-weekly for the duration of the winter.
“I am delighted to share positive news with today’s announcement by Ryanair of significant expansion at Cork Airport for the upcoming winter season,” said Tara Finn, Head of Aviation Business Development, Cork Airport. “With the much-sought connection to Rome (Fiumicino) finally secured, and the addition of Newcastle, this will bring the total number of Ryanair routes available from Cork Airport in 2022 to 27, our largest choice of Ryanair routes ever. The people of Cork and Munster have asked for a direct route to Rome for years and we hope this exciting new route to Europe’s third-largest capital city will prove popular with both Irish outbound and Italian inbound visitors alike. The welcome addition of Newcastle will cater to both Irish and UK visitors, but also for those travelling to Premier League games in the 2022/2023 season.”
Roy O’Driscoll, Acting Managing Director, Cork Airport, said: “This is amazing news from Ryanair. Rome has very much been a missing piece of our route network for a number of years. I am delighted that Ryanair will offer connectivity to one of Europe’s largest and most-visited capital cities. With the announcement of a service to Newcastle, we have further enhanced our connectivity to the UK market – in this instance with Newcastle and the north-east region, which is a popular destination for weekend and city breaks.”
Dara Brady, Director of Digital & Marketing, Ryanair, commented: “We are pleased to announce two new and exciting routes for Ryanair’s Winter 22/23 schedule from Cork to Newcastle and Rome. Both routes will operate twice-weekly, giving our Cork customers more choice when planning a winter getaway. With its vibrant nightlife, culture and entertainment, Newcastle is a perfect weekend break destination, and in Rome there are endless options of Italian cuisine to try, in between visiting an abundance of historical art and architecture.”