Saturday, 8 October 2016

Volotea announces first Irish route from Verona to Cork Airport

Volotea Boeing 717-200 
On foot of the recent World Routes aviation event, which took place in China where a team from Cork Airport met with a number of airlines to discuss potential opportunities for the region.

Volotea, the Spanish low cost carrier has announced it's first Irish service from Verona to Cork commencing in June 2017 operating weekly through the summer season until September.Volotea will fly a Boeing 717 on the route, adding 4,600 seats to the schedule of services next year.

Aaron Mansworth, IHF Cork Branch Chairman said "This is great news for local tourism in Cork and Munster. The additional inbound visitors to the region will further boost the local economy. The addition of new routes at Cork Airport over the past 18 months has resulted in increased tourist numbers."

Niall MacCarthy, Managing Director at Cork Airport said "We’re delighted to expand our choice of destinations with Volotea, a new scheduled airline partner. We have served Verona before as a charter destination but now travellers in both Munster and Northern Italy will be able to book flights online and this will increase tourism in both directions. 2016 has seen our traffic grow significantly and we are confident this growth will continue in 2017".

Pat Dawson, ITAA CEO, welcomed the route adding "Verona is a delightful city and a very relaxed place to visit and I would call on people from Cork to support this new service."

Volotea is a Spanish low cost airline headquartered in Barcelona with bases in France, Italy and Spain operating a fleet of 19 Boeing 717-200s and 4 Airbus A319-100s.

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