Published on June 25th, 2021 | by Alan Dwyer0
Lufthansa Announces New Service to Cork
Lufthansa has started a new twice weekly service from Frankfurt to Cork served by a Bombardier CRJ-900 aircraft. The service will operate on Monday and Friday’s with the 75 seat aircraft, 15 business class and 60 economy seats. The flight will depart Frankfurt Airport at 15.40 local time, arriving into Cork Airport at 16.45. The return flight will depart Cork at 17.25 landing in Frankfurt at 20.30 local time, a flight time of two hours and five minutes. Today’s announcement concludes intensive efforts made by the Cork Airport team to bring the German flag carrier to Cork in recent years. This new Lufthansa operation will complement the existing SWISS International Airlines service, with both airlines offering seamless connectivity through their Lufthansa Group Hubs at Frankfurt and Zurich respectively.
Commenting on the new service Head of Aviation and Commercial Business Development at Cork Airport, Brian Gallagher said, “These are challenging times for aviation globally, so it is great to see Lufthansa take off from Cork Airport this summer connecting Cork with Frankfurt for the first time in eighteen years. We have worked long and hard over many years to secure connectivity to Frankfurt and beyond with Lufthansa to help support businesses and internationally trading companies across the South of Ireland region. It is great to see all this work come to fruition and secure further international connectivity to another major European hub airport.”
Also commenting was Lufthansa’s Senior Sales Director, Andreas Koester who added, “After 18 years, we are proud to see Lufthansa operating once again at Cork Airport. Just in time for summer, this new Cork-Frankfurt connection compliments our flights from Cork to Zurich with SWISS, emphasizing the importance of Ireland within our network. Furthermore, with this additional connection, we are looking forward to offering our customers even more travel options within our worldwide, multi-hub system. As one of the largest carriers in Europe, with just a short stopover in Frankfurt, our customers will have access to hundreds of connections to numerous destinations within our vast, global network.”