CityJet has announced additional services from Cork Airport, a week after launching its new airlink between the city and London City Airport.
The airline is to commence services next summer from Cork to the French cities of Nantes and La Rochelle. The carrier will fly from mid June, 2016 to both French cities.
Cork/ La Rochelle will operate twice weekly on Tuesday and Saturday with Cork/Nantes weekly on Sundays.
Making the announcement this morning at the Cork Chamber of Commerce's October Business Breakfast, CityJet’s executive chairman Pat Byrne said: “We are delighted to offer direct flights to both La Rochelle and Nantes from next June, providing convenient access to these fabulous tourist regions of France. Just as importantly, it also opens up Cork to French visitors accessing the city and the south west.”
Flights will operate from June 18 until the end of August, 2016, on CityJet’s 95-seat Avro RJ85 aircraft.
Managing Director at Cork Airport Niall MacCarthy said: "The new routes to La Rochelle and Nantes offer passengers in Munster even greater choice of destinations next summer."
CityJet now employs almost 500 staff, with over 300 based at its headquarters in Swords, Co Dublin, and additional crew bases in London and Paris.