Ryanair unveils biggest summer schedule ever for Cork

A Ryanair Boeing 737-8200 taxiing.
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LONDON – Irish Low-Cost giant Ryanair has unveiled its biggest-ever Summer schedule for Cork, relevant to the summer season of 2023.

With the plans to base three aircraft, the Low-Cost giant will operate on 29 routes total with 270 weekly flights, marking a 20% capacity growth and supporting 1,300 local jobs.

The schedule

As mentioned, Ryanair is readying up for the summer with major summer route announcements and new routes. However, the carrier’s latest announcement marks more than a new route, as the airline will see a major expansion out of Cork, Ireland, for the season.

Across the announcement, Ryanair will base three aircraft at Cork, to serve 270 flights per week across 29 routes, including new services to Italy, Spain and the UK, marking an increase of 20% in capacity growth.

Ryanair’s biggest-ever Cork schedule will not only provide its southern customers with recession-busting fares across an extensive selection of sunny holiday destinations and European city break destinations next summer but will continue to promote important regional development through Ryanair’s support of over 1,300 local jobs and delivery of even greater connectivity for local businesses and European holidaymakers.


Ryanair DAC’s CEO, Eddie Wilson, commented: “As Europe and Ireland’s most reliable airline, Ryanair is delighted to announce even more growth for the south-west with our biggest ever Cork schedule, offering 270 weekly flights (+20% vs S’22) across 29 routes, incl. our exciting new La Rochelle, Rome, Seville, Venice Treviso and East Midlands routes for Summer ‘23.”

“Underpinned by our $300m investment in Cork Airport, this record schedule offers a huge selection of sunny hotspots and city break destinations, as well as increased frequencies across popular routes like Alicante, Faro, Liverpool and Palma.”

“Ryanair’s commitment to growing traffic and increasing connectivity to Cork means it will become the first Irish state airport to fully restore pre-pandemic traffic levels. The further 20% growth Ryanair will deliver to Cork next summer is fantastic news for Ryanair customers in the south-west and is a direct result of Cork’s long-term commitment to maintain competitive airport charges, which provide the cost certainty required for Ryanair to invest and grow in the region and continue to drive economic growth, jobs, and much-needed inbound tourism.”, he added.

Director at Cork Airport, Niall MacCarthy, also commented on the extensive route schedule, by saying: “I am thrilled to announce Ryanair’s biggest ever Summer Schedule, in this their 35th year operating at Cork Airport. With over 1.4 million seats on sale next summer, ranging from vibrant city destinations like Rome, Valencia, Venice, Bordeaux, Milan, Edinburgh, London, and Liverpool to exciting sun destinations such as Faro, Malaga, Lanzarote, Sardinia, Alicante and many more, there is a superb route offering from Cork Airport with Ryanair.”

“Everyone who flies from Cork Airport knows how convenient, quick, reliable, and friendly the service is. We recommend passengers to bear that convenience in mind when booking family holidays in 2023. For passengers across Munster and the South of Ireland, Cork Airport offers the best choice of destinations next summer. I would like to thank Ryanair for its continued commitment to Cork Airport and we look forward to continuing our very strong business relationship, to improve the route offering from Munster’s busiest airport.”

What routes are in focus?

With Ryanair going for a great summer schedule at Cork along with other UK hotspots, the following destinations will see an increase in frequency, or become new routes for the schedule:-

  • Alicante – Increase to 4 times weekly
  • Faro – Increase to 8 times weekly
  • Liverpool – Increase to 6 times weekly
  • Palma – Increase to 5 times weekly
  • La Rochelle – New route with unknown frequency
  • Rome – New route with unknown frequency
  • Seville – New route with unknown frequency
  • Venice – New route with unknown frequency
  • East Midlands – New route with unknown frequency

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