Aer Arann and Aer Lingus will commence additional franchise flights to Cork from Manchester this autumn.
On October 31st, Aer Lingus Regional, which is operated by Aer Arann, will introduce extra flights to Ireland’s second-largest city from both Manchester and Birmingham, which will effectively double the number of services on each route.
From Manchester, two daily flights to Cork will operate seven days a week, which will allow business passengers to spend a full day in the city before flying back to the north-west.
Andrew Kelly, Aer Arann’s corporate affairs director, said he is "delighted" to announce the launch of the increased services in the same week that flights to Shannon from Manchester were announced.
"The addition of these new services will offer passengers travelling to and from each of these destinations greater choice, flexibility and convenience," he commented.
Last month, American Airlines launched non-stop flights to New York JFK from the north-west airport.