Published on June 13th, 2022 | by Alan Dwyer


New Ryanair Routes from Cork

Ryanair has announced two new winter services from Cork Airport to Rome (Fiumicino) Airport and Newcastle Airport. Both new services will commence in October 2022 and will operate twice weekly for the duration of the winter. The introduction of a direct service from Cork to Rome will come as very welcome news to our loyal and valued passengers. This winter passengers from across Cork and the wider Munster region will have even more choices of destinations. 

Ryanair recently announced their record passenger figures for May as they carried 15.4 million passengers during the month. This was a 92% load factor on the 88,400 flights operated during the month. Although this is a vast improvement on the numbers carried during the month of May in the previous two years due to the COVID travel restrictions, the airline carried more than the 14.1 million in May 2019.

Commenting on the announcement of the two new routes, Head of Aviation Business Development at Cork Airport, Tara Finn said, “I am delighted to share positive news with today’s announcement by Ryanair of significant expansion at Cork Airport for the upcoming winter season. With the much-sought connection to Rome (Fiumicino) finally secured, and the addition of Newcastle, this will bring the total number of Ryanair routes available from Cork Airport in 2022 to 27, our largest choice of Ryanair routes ever. The people of Cork and Munster have asked for a direct route to Rome for years and we hope this exciting new route to Europe’s third-largest capital city will prove popular with both Irish outbound and Italian inbound visitors alike. The welcome addition of Newcastle will cater to both Irish and UK visitors, but also for those travelling to Premier League games in the 2022/2023 season.”

Commenting on the addition of the two new routes, Director of Digital & Marketing at Ryanair, Dara Brady said, “We are pleased to announce two new and exciting routes for Ryanair’s Winter 22/23 schedule from Cork to Newcastle and Rome. Both routes will operate twice weekly, giving our Cork customers more choice when planning a winter getaway. With its vibrant nightlife, culture and entertainment, Newcastle is a perfect weekend break destination, and in Rome, there are endless options of Italian cuisine to try, in between visiting an abundance of historical art and architecture.”

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