The Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr. John Paul O’Shea has this week warmly welcomed the commencement of the CityJet Cork-London City flights from Cork Airport – first flight to take off this Thursday, 1st October 2015.
Welcoming the Cork to London City service, Mayor O’ Shea said “This new service which commences this Thursday from Cork Airport offers the people of Cork a direct flight into the heart of London city within one hour. This will be of enormous benefit to the business people of Cork who need to travel to London for work and for the wider community of Cork who would like to visit London for recreational and tourism purposes. Indeed, it also offers the community of London city a significant opportunity to visit Cork and avail of all what is on offer here in the beautiful County of Cork. Cork County Council fully supports the efforts being made by management in Cork Airport in increasing it services for the people of Cork making it one of our key infrastructural gateways for the county and for the region”.
The new CityJet service will operate three times per day from Monday to Friday, with one return flight on Saturdays and two flights on Sundays. This is 18 new flights per week to and from London City providing regular, convenient access right to the heart of the English capital from anywhere in Munster. Over 800,000 passengers from the region already travel on other London airports each year from Cork, making it the most popular destination from Cork Airport. With the new CityJet service,
Cork Airport expects these numbers to increase considerably in the months ahead.
The new service further expands on Cork Airport’s route network, which is the biggest of any airport outside of Dublin and will add 3,420 seats available each week from the airport. Cork Airport has an extensive short-haul network with 50 routes to destinations in Britain and throughout Continental Europe.
The Mayor added how he was “thrilled to see further connectivity between Cork and London. This is great news for both tourism and business alike and is also an opportunity for Cork Airport to showcase its International award winning customer service. Add to this the most recent announcements of Flybe’s additional routes to Cardiff, Aer Lingus commencing a Cork to Dusseldorf route and also doubling their flights to the popular sun destination of Tenerife for this coming winter, it is clear that Cork Airport is well positioned to take on these new routes and the County of Cork is a sought after destination for our incoming passengers. It is fantastic to see increased traffic through Cork Airport, which is Ireland’s second largest airport and I look forward to further announcements in the not too distant future”.