Airline to announce new service to Cork and Dublin

Airline Flybe is expected to announce a new service to Cork and Dublin airports today as part of a major 10-route expansion out of Cardiff airport in Wales.

In a move backed by the Welsh government, the airline, which already flies Cardiff to Belfast, is due to announce plans for new services to Cork, Dublin, Edinburgh, Faro, Geneva, Glasgow, Jersey, Milan, Malpensa, Munich and Charles de Gaulle in Paris.

The announcement comes a day after the launch of a new holiday deals website developed for Cork Airport to boost passenger numbers and also just days after a new Ibiza summer route was announced.

The new website, FlyCork.ie, offers low-cost and last-minute holiday packages out of Cork Airport and will first target outbound holiday-makers planning to travel to the sun and city break destinations served by the airport. There are also plans to target inbound holiday-makers later.

The site, which allows people book flights, accommodation, airport car parking and car hire, has been developed by Cork-based travel agent Travelfox, in association with Cork Airport.

The site is the result of a partnership with City Airport Bremen and their FlyBremen initiative, which was launched in 2012.

Among the offers available last night were a seven-night break on the Algarve from €249 per person, on the Costa del Sol for €379 per person, and on Lanzarote from €399 per person, including flights, accommodation, taxes and charges.

Travelfox managing director, Roz Walsh said FlyCork.ie has breaks to suit every age and pocket.

“FlyCork offers low-cost flights, package holidays with transfers, city breaks, over 55s holidays, cruises and the best rates on last-minute travel that you won’t find anywhere else.”

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