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Aer Lingus to Double Cork-Tenerife Flights This Winter

Aer Lingus to Double Cork-Tenerife Flights This Winter

Aer Lingus is to double its services to Tenerife from Cork for the upcoming winter season.

Aer Lingus currently operates a weekly flight to the popular Spanish island every Sunday. The additional service, which will operate every Thursday, will commence from 29th October until end of March 2016. The announcement will mean that an additional 7,000 seats are available for holidaymakers in Munster.

Declan Kearney, Aer Lingus Director of Communications, said: “We are delighted to announce an extra weekly service this winter to Tenerife from Cork Airport. It is always an attractive sun destination for Irish people and is particularly popular for those travelling from the Munster region.

“Given the recent weather we have been experiencing here at home, it is not surprising that we have seen an increase in bookings to the Canaries, where year-round sunshine is almost always guaranteed and this additional flight means short winter sun breaks are now an easy option for our customers using Cork Airport.”

This is another hugely positive announcement according to Niall MacCarthy, Managing Director, Cork Airport. “The announcement of the doubling of the service to Tenerife by Aer Lingus is great news for holidaymakers in the region. Aer Lingus operates flights to 22 destinations across Europe, making the airline our biggest customer, servicing 1.25 million passengers each year.

“Tenerife is one of our most popular destinations with sun-seekers. Last year over 70,000 passengers from across the country visited the island, which really highlights its popularity.

“Tenerife is the largest of the seven Canary Islands known throughout the world as the ‘Island of Eternal Spring’ for its year-round pleasant weather. It is also blessed with fantastic scenery and attractions that appeal to both young and old, boasting two World Heritage Sites, one National Park and 42 natural protected spaces.”

The news of the additional service to Tenerife follows the recent announcement that Aer Lingus is to operate a new Cork-Dusseldorf service from May 2016.

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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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