Ryanair has confirmed that it is to significantly expand its offerings from Malta with the introduction of ten new routes, including two from Cork Airport.
The routes, beginning in March 2019, will operate twice weekly as part of Ryanair’s Summer 2019 schedule.
For Malta, the ten new routes will amount to 3.1m additional passengers per annum and a 15% increase on Ryanair traffic through the airport.
In addition, Ryanair recently launched a new flight partnership with Air Malta to allow Ryanair.com visitors to book Air Malta flights on the Ryanair.com website.
Cork Airport Managing Director, Niall MacCarthy, said: “We are thrilled to see our partners Ryanair add Malta as the latest new destination to their extensive route network from Cork.
“Malta is a fantastic destination, famous for its beautiful coastline, amazing heritage sites, and the capital city Valetta is a real gem. We see Malta as a strong, safe outbound destination which combines food, sun and amazing sights.
“This is the fourth Ryanair route announcement in as many weeks at Cork Airport following the recent good news that London Luton and Faro will operate from October, while a new service to Poznań, Poland will commence in March 2019.”
Malta is the latest route to be added to Cork Airport’s flight schedule of over 40 destinations. A forecasted 2.4 million passengers will travel through Cork Airport this year, a 4% increase on 2017 and further growth planned in 2019.