Cork Airport Welcomes New Dusseldorf Route
Monday, 6th July 2015: Cork Airport welcomes today’s announcement that Aer Lingus is to operate a new Düsseldorf service for summer 2016. The new service, which will commence in May 2016, will operate twice weekly on Wednesday and Sunday.
Düsseldorf is located in the centre of the Rhine-Ruhr region, Germany’s largest metropolitan area, with a population of about 11 million people.
Welcoming the announcement of the new route, Cork Airport Managing Director, Niall MacCarthy said: “We’re delighted that Aer Lingus has added Düsseldorf to its schedule of services from Cork Airport; it’s great news for business and leisure passengers in the region.”
Germany is the third largest market for visitors to Ireland and Düsseldorf is also a significant international business and financial centre. “We expect there to be strong demand for this route from both inbound and outbound passengers,” Mr MacCarthy said. “We already have 50 routes from Cork Airport, making us the largest airport outside of Dublin, and this new service to Düsseldorf is further recognition of our status as a key gateway in and out of the South of Ireland,” he added
Düsseldorf will be Aer Lingus’ second German destination from Cork Airport, as the airline also serves Munich on a year-round basis.