Ryanair has launched its summer 2020 schedule, including four new Dublin routes as well as three new summer services from Cork.
From summer 2020, Ryanair will operate 105 routes in total from Dublin, including new routes to Marseille (5 per week), Palanga (3 per week), Podgorica (2 per week) & Verona (3 per week). Additional flights have been added to existing routes to Bristol (3 daily), Bydgoszcz (3), Riga (daily) & Vilnius (4).
From Cork airport, Ryanair will operate a new summer 2020 service to Katowice, Poland. The twice-weekly service is an extension of the brand-new winter schedule route, commencing in October. The airline has also announced an expansion of flights on two other summer services from Cork Airport to Malaga, now six per week, and Palma, now four per week. Ryanair now serves 23 routes in total from Cork Airport.
Ryanair’s passenger numbers at Cork Airport are forecast to rise by 23% in 2019, the largest increase among all Irish airports.
Cork airport’s Managing Director, Niall MacCarthy, said: “The brand-new Katowice route is set to kick off in October and we are delighted that it will now also be included in the 2020 summer schedule. With the added flights to Ryanair’s Malaga and Palma summer routes, Cork Airport is in a firm position to continue its strong growth trajectory.”
Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs said: “Our Summer schedule 2020, with four new Dublin routes to Marseille, Palanga, Podgorica and Verona, and 160 routes in total, which will deliver 17.2m customers p.a. and support over 12,900 jobs at Dublin, Shannon, Cork, Knock and Kerry airports.”
Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “Against the current economic backdrop, we welcome the fact that Ryanair capacity for 2020 will be up by 1%. Most of the routes which are important for Irish tourism will be retained and we look forward to co-operating with Ryanair to maximise the promotion of its new flights from Marseilles and Verona to Dublin Airport.”