This weekend saw the start of the new Aer Lingus Regional service between Cork and Cornwall Airport Newquay… and the Irish reaction has been very positive already.
To celebrate the launch of the new route an event was held in Cork where media and travel trade contacts were invited to learn more about Cornwall and what it has to offer as a new holiday destination from the South West Ireland Airport.
Speaking after the event, Al Titterington, Managing Director at Cornwall Airport Newquay commented:
“We’ve worked hard to establish this connection between Newquay and Cork as we knew the demand was there and that the service would be well used by visitors travelling in both directions.
We’ve had a great positive response about Cornwall while we’ve been here in Cork but people are also speaking with their actions and early sales on the route are looking very strong. So good in fact, that the airline has already announced an extension to the route’s season, which will now operate until the end of September rather than early September which was originally announced.”
As well as encouraging more visitors to Cornwall, Cork and the surrounding area of South West Ireland also offer an exciting new option for those wishing to fly from Newquay for their summer escape. Cork as a city has some exciting areas to explore with its opera house, bustling narrow streets and some excellent restaurants, and for those that wish to explore further afield West Cork offers beautiful coastline and towns to explore, such as the foodie mecca of Kinsale.
This latest route to be introduced at Cornwall Airport Newquay by Aer Lingus Regional builds on the success of their Dublin service which is now in its third year and offers a year round service with daily connections throughout the summer.
Al Titterington added: “The reception we’ve had from everyone we’ve met here in Cork has been so enthusiastic that we know the route will do well this summer and bring new visitors to Cornwall from an area that was not previously easily accessible.
Obviously seeing this level of confidence from an airline before a route has even started is excellent news and a great indication of the level of commitment they are showing to growing their services to and from Cornwall Airport Newquay.”