Published on October 25th, 2022 | by Alan Dwyer


New Route to Rome from Cork

“All roads lead to Rome” this winter as Cork Airport celebrated the imminent commencement of a new twice-weekly Ryanair service to the Italian capital. At a special “Taste of Italy” event in Ristorante Rossini on Princes Street, Cork City, assembled guests (which included local political representatives, representatives from local tourism/business organisations, and members of the Italian community) celebrated the enhanced connectivity with Italy that forms part of Cork Airport’s biggest ever winter schedule. The new Ryanair service to Rome (Fiumicino) will start next Monday, 31st October, with the inaugural flight departing Cork Airport at 06.15 am. The service will operate Monday and Friday, offering Munster passengers a superb opportunity for either a short five-day break or a weekend getaway. In addition to the new service to Rome, Ryanair will operate twice-weekly services to Milan (Bergamo) Airport and Venice (Marco Polo) Airport. Previously seasonal routes, and services to both Milan and Venice will now operate year-round. The service to Milan will operate Tuesday and Saturday, while the service to Venice will operate on Wednesday and Saturday. Cork Airport’s Winter Schedule will commence next weekend and will operate until the end of March 2023. Over the course of the winter season, over 1.1 million seats are available across 27 routes, served by five airlines.

Pictured at the Cork Airport “Taste of Italy” lunch in Ristorante Rossini were Kevin Herlihy, President, Cork Business Association; Gabriella Caponi, Honorary Consul of Italy; Paula Cogan, daa Board Member; Seamus Heaney, Head of Visit Cork and Dorothy Coffey, Cork Airport

Commenting at the lunch to celebrate the increased connections to Italy, the Acting Managing Director at Cork Airport, Roy O’Driscoll said, “Amongst the 27 routes available from Cork Airport this winter, the jewel in the crown of our schedule is undoubtedly our new route to Rome, complemented by the continuation of services to Milan and Venice. The enhanced connectivity to some of Italy’s largest cities, each important centres of commerce and tourism, will offer Munster passengers even more fantastic options for a winter getaway.”

Also commenting was the Head of Visit Cork, Seamus Heaney who welcomed the enhanced connectivity and the benefits it will bring for tourism in Cork, Munster, and the South of Ireland, “As an island, Ireland needs good air connectivity for the movement of both people and trade. The connectivity between Cork – Milan, Rome, and Venice is a positive move for the region as it opens up great possibilities for Italian visitors to explore Cork and the South of Ireland.”

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