Cork Airport, which was Ireland’s fastest-growing and most punctual Airport coming into the Covid-19 pandemic a year ago, welcomes the news that Lufthansa is to commence a twice-weekly Cork-Frankfurt service for Summer 2021, connecting the two cities for the first time in eighteen years.
Lufthansa (operated by Lufthansa CityLine) will operate a Bombardier CRJ-900 aircraft with 75 seats on board - 15 Business Class and 60 Economy Class - offering two flights per week on Monday and Friday commencing on June 25.
The flight will depart Frankfurt Airport at 15.40 local time, arriving at Cork Airport at 16.45. The flight will depart Cork at 17.25 landing in Frankfurt at 20.30 local time, a flight time of two hours and five minutes.
Headquartered in Frankfurt, Lufthansa is one of the largest airlines in Europe.
Niall MacCarthy Managing Director at Cork Airport said: “These are challenging times for aviation globally, so it is heartening to see Lufthansa make this important decision now, to start services from Cork Airport this summer.
"We have worked long and hard over many years to secure connectivity to Frankfurt and beyond with Lufthansa for a myriad of businesses and internationally trading companies across the South of Ireland.
"It is great to see this work led by our Head of Aviation Business Development Brian Gallagher come to fruition.
Announcing the new Cork-Frankfurt service for 2021, Andreas Koester, Senior Director Sales UK, Ireland and Iceland for the Lufthansa Group, said “We are pleased to announce that a second airline within the Lufthansa Group will be serving Cork. Starting in the summer schedule, Lufthansa will also be offering flights from Cork, alongside Swiss International Airlines, emphasizing the importance of Ireland within our network. "Furthermore, with this additional connection, we are looking forward to offering our customers even more travel options within our world-wide, multi-hub system.
"As one of the largest carriers in Europe, with just a short stopover in Frankfurt, our customers will have access to hundreds of connections to numerous destinations within our vast, global network.”