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February 4th, 2010

Plenty of new Ryanair routes from Cork

Ryanair have just put seven new routes on sale that they will operate this summer from their Cork base. They will begin flying in June 2010 to Alicante, Bordeaux, Faro, La Rochelle, Arrecife, Reus and Malaga.

October 9th, 2009

Wizz Air expands Wroclaw base

Wizz Air will add eight new routes from their Wroclaw base over the coming months. In December 2009 they will launch flights to Oslo (Torp), Paris (Beauvais) and Dortmund. From July 2010 they will also begin flying to Bologna (Forli), Cork, Doncaster, Eindhoven and Milan (Orio al Serio).

September 20th, 2009

bmibaby expand at East Midlands

bmibaby last week announced a massive expansion at East Midlands which will take place over the coming months. bmibaby are due to launch new routes to Alghero, Barcelona, Bastia, Dubrovnik, Cork, Malta, Newquay, Prague and Venice (Marco Polo). All of these new routes are on sale now at

September 28th, 2008

Two new Wizz Air routes from Poznan

Central European low-cost airline Wizz Air will launch two new routes from their Poznan base this winter. From mid-December 2008 they are due to launch flights from Poznan to Cork and Rome (Fiumicino).

May 20th, 2008

Cork to Warsaw route with Wizz Air

Wizz Air will add another Polish route from Cork in July when they add twice weekly flights to Warsaw. Flights begin on this route from 13 July 2008.

December 17th, 2007

New Ryanair routes from Irish bases

Ryanair have put four new routes on sale from their Dublin and Cork bases. These include flights from Dublin to Tours, Rodez and Brest (from April 2008), and from Cork to Carcassonne (from the end of May).

October 30th, 2007

New flights from Newquay and Plymouth with Air Southwest

Air Southwest will add six new routes from their Newquay and Plymouth bases from 28 April 2008. The new routes include Newquay to Newcastle and Glasgow (International), and Plymouth to Newcastle, Glasgow (International), Dublin and Cork. These new routes can be booked at

September 21st, 2007

Ryanair announce new routes from Cork and Malta

From 13 December, Ryanair will begin daily flights from Cork to their East Midlands and Glasgow (Prestwick) bases. They have also announced that they will begin flying from Malta to Venice (Treviso) (also from mid-December) – their eighth low-cost route from Malta.

February 23rd, 2007

Newquay to Cork flights from Air Southwest

Air Southwest are due to begin operating flights between Newquay and Cork. They will fly three times per week from 04 May 2007.

December 13th, 2006

Centralwings summer 2007 schedule on sale

Flights with Central European low-cost airline centralwings are now on sale for summer 2007, including new routes from Cork to Warsaw, Shannon to Katowice and Rome (Ciampino) to GDN}. Flights can be booked at

July 6th, 2006

Wizz Air to fly second Polish route from Cork

Central European low-cost airline Wizz Air will launch a new route between Cork and Gdansk from 15 December 2006. They will fly 3 times per week on this new route.

June 29th, 2006

Centralwings winter schedule on sale including new routes

centralwings, the low-cost airline owned by Polish state airline LOT, have put their winter 2006/07 schedule on sale. This includes many new routes, such as flights from their Warsaw base to London (Stansted), Lille and Grenoble. They heavily upgrade the routes from their Wroclaw base, including flights to London (Gatwick), Cologne-Bonn, Cork and Rome (Ciampino). They will also launch routes between Krakow and Cork, Gdansk and Shannon.

With many of these new routes being to Irish airports, one wonders whether centralwings is attempting to challenge Ryanair.

All of these flights, and other winter flights are now on sale at

April 21st, 2006

Wizz Air to connect Cork and Poland

Wizz Air will launch a route from Cork to the Polish city Katowice from 15 July 2006. They will fly 3 times per week on this new route.

February 16th, 2006

Aer Arann to fly to Angers

Aer Arann will launch flights from Manchester and Cork to Angers on 02 May 2006. They will also launch a weekly flight between Cork and Jersey on 20 May.

November 8th, 2005

Air Wales to fly from Cork to Exeter

From the beginning of 2006, Air Wales will launch a route from Cork to Exeter.

Since flybe moved in at Norwich airport, Air Wales have dropped their route from Norwich to Dublin, and no longer have a presense at the airport.

September 14th, 2005

Ryanair announces 15th base at Nottingham East Midlands

Following the announcement yesterday that Ryanair will make Cork their 14th base, they have today announced that East Midlands will be their 15th base. They currently operate 5 routes from East Midlands, and will add a further 10 routes in March 2006, where they will base 2 aircraft.

The new routes will be introduced during the first half of March, and include flights to Berlin (Schoenefeld), Derry, Nimes, Carcassonne, Nantes, Dinard, Limoges, Lodz, Wroclaw and Bergerac.

September 13th, 2005

New base at Cork for Ryanair

Ryanair will make Cork a hub airport from November 2005. They will add 2 new routes, to Dublin and London (Gatwick), which will both begin on 24 November.

They will base an aircraft at Cork in order to serve these 2 routes, and the 2 routes they already operate from Cork, to Liverpool and London (Stansted).

August 26th, 2005

Jet2 connects Cork and Newcastle

Jet2 will launch a new route between Newcastle and Cork on 20 October 2005. This will be their second route from Newcastle, and suggests that they may be considering further expansion here.

July 14th, 2005

Aer Arann adds summer route to Lorient

On 23 July 2005, Aer Arann will begin a weekly summer service from Cork to Lorient.

March 4th, 2005

VLM launch route from Cork to Jersey

VLM will launch a new twice-weekly route between Cork and Jersey on 29 May 2005. The route is scheduled to run for the summer season.

Tickets are available now.

December 2nd, 2004

3 new bmibaby routes

bmibaby will launch 3 new routes on 29 March 2005, Cardiff to Faro and Durham Tees Valley to Cork and Paris (Charles de Gaulles).

November 30th, 2004

bmibaby and summer at Birmingham

bmibaby have today put 4 new routes on sale from their summer timetable from Birmingham (International). These new routes include Nice, Bordeaux and Murcia starting around 10 June 2005. They will also begin a route to Cork on 27 March.

Jet2 announce 2 new routes from Belfast

On 23 March 2005, Jet2 will begin 2 new routes from their new base at Belfast (International) to Bournemouth and Cork.

November 24th, 2004

flywest adds more routes

The French low-cost route flywest, who had previously only flown 2 routes, have announced that they will launch more routes next year. These include a weekly service from Cork to Brest, and 2 weekday routes from Toulon and Brest to Paris (Charles de Galles).

November 22nd, 2004

Ryanair announces new Liverpool base

As anticipated, Ryanair today announced that Liverpool will become their next base. They will add 9 new routes, will bring them up to 13 routes from Liverpool. This move is perhaps surprising as for some time, Liverpool has been a major hub for easyJet and is also served by 7 low-cost airlines.

The new routes include flights to Reus, Cork, Granada, Pisa, Limoges, Murcia, Nimes, Shannon and Venice (Treviso).

September 23rd, 2004

easyJet introduces 5 new routes including routes to Ireland

easyJet have decided to begin flying routes to Ireland for the first time, service will commence on 28 January 2005. They will begin flying from London (Gatwick) to Shannon, Cork and Knock.

In addition, they will add 2 new Spanish routes (beginning 01 March 2005) from Gatwick, Almeria and Valencia. This will bring the number of routes they fly from Gatwick to 29.

July 13th, 2004

Thomsonfly announce new routes for winter

Thomsonfly have announced that their winter timetable (from November 2004) will include a range of new destinations from their hub at Coventry. The new destinations include Cork, Shannon, Amsterdam, Alicante, Salzburg and Grenoble.

No doubt this means a number of routes from their summer schedule will disappear, although they have not yet been announced.

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