Aer Arann has today launched new routes connecting Cork Airport to Derry, Donegal, Galway and Knock via Dublin Airport. This is a major breakthrough for people traveling for business or leisure and could save considerable time.
As someone who often embarks on the almost 400 mile journey from Skibbereen to Carndonagh in North Donegal, I particularly welcome the Cork Airport – Derry Airport link.
The move is expected to bolster the Cork-Dublin route for Aer Arann which has come under considerable competitive pressure from RyanAir. The connecting flights to the four regional airports will make the AerArann option much more attractive to passengers. While more expensive on the headline price, Aer Arann often works out cheaper as they do not charge for baggage or check-in.
Up to this announcement Aer Arann already operated scheduled services on 40 different routes between Ireland, France, and the United Kingdom with over 600 flights per week.