Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is to increase and expand its Cork-Zurich service for Summer 2020.
The airline will operate an Airbus A220-100/A220-300, offering four flights per week.
The flights will be scheduled for Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The new flights will commence on March 29, and run until October 20.
Today’s announcement means a 7% increase on capacity versus Summer 2019, with an additional 2,022 seats on offer. The flight's summer season has also been expanded to 30 weeks from 27 weeks in 2019.
Niall MacCarthy, Managing Director at Cork Airport, welcomed the news. "We are thrilled to see SWISS expand its services and increase capacity from Cork Airport again next summer. It is a testament to Swiss International Air Lines confidence in the route."
"We are confident that with the extended season with SWISS this will further add to Cork Airport’s impressive growth to date, attracting even more holiday and business visitors to the South of Ireland region for 2020."
Andreas Koester, Senior Director Sales UK, Ireland and Iceland for the Lufthansa Group, said "Cork continues to be an important destination within the SWISS network. Since introducing the route in 2017, demand has continued to grow so we have responded with another increase in overall capacity."
"The extended season further increases the number of business and leisure opportunities for both Irish passengers and international visitors to Ireland. The 4 frequencies a week contribute to Lufthansa Group’s portfolio in Ireland and offers connections not only to Switzerland but to a variety of SWISS destinations around the world."