With the help of an Irish government-backed airport Covid recovery incentive plan, Ryanair is adding seven summer services from Cork.
There will be new services to Alghero in Sardinia, Pisa, Valencia, Venice, Manchester, Birmingham, and Edinburgh.
The number of flights to Stansted is also being raised to three each day.
The no-frills carrier will base a third plane at Cork Airport, which will result in the creation of 30 direct employment.
During the summer, the airline plans to fly to more than 120 locations from Cork, including Faro, Majorca, Lanzarote, and Tenerife.
According to managing director Niall MacCarthy, Cork airport plans to accommodate more than two million passengers this year, up 750 percent from 2021.
Eddie Wilson, the CEO of Ryanair, said: “Following Ryanair’s announcement at Dublin airport last month, where Ryanair launched its largest-ever summer schedule, we’re delighted to now announce our largest ever summer schedule from Cork, together with the news of a third based aircraft.
“With support from the Irish government, DAA [owner of Dublin and Cork airports] have been able to implement innovative incentive schemes which are available to all airlines to rebuild and incentivise traffic recovery this summer.
“Ryanair’s latest investment at Cork airport, which will deliver our largest ever summer schedule, has only been possible following the implementation of Cork airport’s traffic recovery incentive scheme for summer ‘22.”
He demanded that the support measures at both airports be extended until March 2023 in order “to ensure that as many Ryanair planes as possible remain based in Ireland this winter to support Irish inbound tourism and connectivity.”
Wilson continued, “This will ameliorate the damage caused by the pandemic and the government needs to urgently support this vital investment in infrastructure at Irish airports, particularly this winter, to ensure the continuity of airline seat capacity at all Irish airports.”
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