Aer Lingus announces additional services for 2017

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed December 15, 2016 17:11

Aer Lingus announces additional services for 2017

Aer Lingus plans to increase its capacity across a number of its most popular routes for Summer 2017. Mike Rutter, Aer Lingus Chief Operating Officer, announced that the Cork – London Heathrow will add an additional daily flight from Monday to Saturday during the summer period, boosting available seats to London by an additional 26,000, representing an increase 22% growth in weekly frequency and a total of 319,000 seats.

Aer Lingus will also increase availability to key summer sun destinations from Cork Airport to a total of 319,000 seats to Alicante, Malaga, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Palma among others. Peak summer will see a growth of almost 50% on Alicante flights, 15% growth on its Barcelona route and increased flights (11%) to Faro. There will also be additional early season flights to Palma and Malaga and additional end of season flights to Las Palmas from Cork Airport.

Mike Rutter, Aer Lingus Chief Operating Officer, said today: “Aer Lingus is delighted to announce 1.1 million seats in and out of Cork as part of our 2017 summer schedule and to retain our position as the leading carrier operating from Cork and serving the wider Munster region. The Cork Heathrow route will enjoy greater connectivity with an additional 26,000 seats and during peak summer will operate five daily services during Monday to Saturday.  We are also pleased to offer an additional 21,000 seats to the sun and greater frequency on key sun routes such as Alicante and Faro. We look forward to welcoming our Munster guests on board in summer 2017.”

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed December 15, 2016 17:11