Cork Airport


Jun 22, 2022


The European low-cost carrier commenced operations in June 1987. Since then, Ryanair has grown to become the largest operator at Ireland’s second busiest airport.

Cork Airport — June 22, 2022 — Ryanair, Europe’s Favourite Airline, is today celebrating 35 years of operations at Cork Airport. In June 1987, the newly established Irish airline commenced operations at Cork with a service to London-Luton. Since then, Ryanair has grown to become one of the world’s largest airlines and is currently the largest operator at Cork Airport. This year, Ryanair will operate 27 routes to destinations across the UK, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Poland. 

Along with the recent announcement of new, twice weekly winter services to Rome-Fiumicino and Newcastle, Ryanair will extend six summer routes into the winter – Faro (four times weekly); Milan Bergamo (twice weekly); Bordeaux (twice weekly), Venice (twice weekly), Valencia (twice weekly) and Gran Canaria (weekly). In total, Ryanair will operate 21 routes from Cork Airport this winter. 

To celebrate 35 years of operations at Cork Airport, Ryanair has launched a seat sale for a limited time only (until June 24, 2022), with fares from €21.99 for travel from October 2022 through to March 2023. Customers are encouraged to visit for the best value fares. 

In congratulating Ryanair on the significant milestone, Acting Managing Director at Cork Airport, Roy O’Driscoll said: “We’re particularly delighted to celebrate 35 years of Ryanair operations at Cork Airport. With 27 scheduled services this year, 2022 has really shown the growth trajectory that Ryanair are on in Cork and across their route network. We’re delighted with the winter schedule announced today which will see the extension of a number of summer routes into the winter but in particular, the addition of Rome and Newcastle.”

Speaking at the celebration of 35 years of operations at Cork Airport, Head of Communications at Ryanair, Jade Kirwan said: “Ryanair is delighted to mark the milestone of 35 years of operations from Cork Airport since the first flight to London Luton in 1987, providing an abundance of choice for our Cork customers. This summer we will operate over 240 weekly flights across 25 routes, including exciting destinations such as Alghero, Barcelona, and Venice, and look forward to the upcoming Winter schedule with new routes to Newcastle and Rome. To once again support Ireland’s tourism traffic and celebrate today’s milestone, Ryanair has launched a limited-time seat sale with fares available from just €21.99 for travel from October ’22 until January ’23, which must be booked by the 24th of June 2022. To avail of these fantastic low fares, which will be snapped up quickly, customers must log on to at to avoid missing out.”


For more information, contact:

Barry Holland
Communications Manager, Cork Airport
(087) 3539917

Kathleen Walshe
Communications Specialist, Cork Airport
(087) 9389769