Irish regional carrier Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Aer Arann, will expand its capacity from the Irish city of Cork by nearly 50,000 seats in the coming year.
The airline will launch four flights per week on the Cork-Newcastle (UK) route and also increase flights between Cork and Bristol, Glasgow and Manchester.
The Manchester – Cork flights will increase from 28 to 34 flights per week, including three flights a day on peak days. The Cork – Bristol route frequency will increase to 18 flights from 14 flights per week. The Glasgow – Cork route capacity will be increased by 10 per cent.
Aer Lingus Regional expects to operate about 174 flights to the UK per week from Cork in the summer 2014. The airline expects to serve nearly 300,000 passengers in Cork in 2014 – an increase of 20 percent over the current year.