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Cork-Rennes And Cork-Jersey Return For Summer 2012

01 February 2012

Increased Frequencies on Four Services from Cork Airport

Aer Arann today announced details of its Aer Lingus Regional summer 2012 flight schedule which sees the return of popular sun destinations Cork-Rennes with an additional frequency and also Cork-Jersey. There will be increased frequencies as well on its Cork-Manchester, Cork-Edinburgh and Cork-Birmingham services.

Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Aer Arann has a strong presence at Cork Airport and services will connect Cork directly to Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Rennes and Jersey. There will be almost 60 flights each week to these 7 destinations in the UK, Channel Islands and France this summer.

Due to strong demand, summer 2012 will see the Aer Lingus Regional Cork-Rennes flight frequency double to twice-weekly services. The weekly Saturday flights will operate from 5th May to 8th September with an additional Tuesday service operating from 12th June to 4th September. Flights start from just €45.99 one way including taxes are available for booking on www.aerlingus.com.

Aer Arann is also re-introducing its popular Aer Lingus Regional Cork-Jersey service for summer 2012. It will operate twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 5th May to 9th September with flights also starting from just €45.99 on www.aerlingus.com.

From 1st May, Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Aer Arann will offer business and leisure passengers greater choice and flexibility with the introduction of more convenient schedules on three key UK regional services: Cork-Manchester flights increase from 14 to 16 round trips per week; Cork-Edinburgh increases from 7 to 11 round trips per week while Cork-Birmingham services increase from 14 to 17 round trips per week.

Commenting on the 2012 summer schedule, Aer Arann’s Director of Corporate Affairs today said, “With our Aer Lingus Regional services which are operated under a franchise agreement with Aer Lingus, Aer Arann remains committed to regional connectivity and to promoting tourism by providing the most direct and easy links between the regions of the UK and France and the regions of Ireland.” “With the return of our direct Aer Lingus Regional seasonal Cork-Rennes and Cork-Jersey flights combined with our improved frequencies we are delighted to provide our customers with even better regional connectivity and greater value this summer”, he continued.

Cork Airport’s Marketing Manager, Kevin Cullinane today said, “This is excellent news for Cork Airport and shows the strength of the short-haul market to and from Cork”. “This latest capacity expansion on the Aer Lingus Regional summer schedule operated by Aer Arann and the additional frequencies to the UK, Rennes and Jersey are a welcome boost so early in the New Year and we look forward to welcoming even more passengers to Cork Airport in the months ahead,” he added.

Welcoming today’s announcement Declan Kearney, Aer Lingus Director of Communications, said, “We are delighted to see the Aer Lingus Regional services go from strength to strength and we wish Aer Arann continued success with the operation of its new and existing services for summer 2012.”

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