Lufthansa has commenced a new twice-weekly service from Cork Airport to Frankfurt, operated by Lufthansa’s CityLine rand, that will operate on both Mondays and Fridays.
With a flight time of two hours and five minutes, the flight will depart Frankfurt Airport at 15.40 local time, arriving into Cork Airport at 16.45. The return flight will depart Cork at 17.25 landing in Frankfurt at 20.30 local time.
The route will be served with a Bombardier CRJ-900 aircraft with 75 seats on board – 15 Business Class and 60 Economy Class.
Lufthansa joins other major European flag carriers – KLM, SWISS and Air France – as well as home carriers Aer Lingus and Ryanair, operating from Cork Airport this summer.
The announcement concludes intensive efforts made by the Cork Airport team to bring the German flag carrier to Cork in recent years.
This new Lufthansa operation will complement the existing SWISS International Airlines service, with both airlines offering seamless connectivity through their Lufthansa Group Hubs at Frankfurt and Zurich respectively.
Brian Gallagher, Head of Aviation and Commercial Business Development at Cork Airport said: “These are challenging times for aviation globally, so it is great to see Lufthansa take off from Cork Airport this summer connecting Cork with Frankfurt for the first time in eighteen years.
“We have worked long and hard over many years to secure connectivity to Frankfurt and beyond with Lufthansa to help support businesses and internationally trading companies across the South of Ireland region.
“It is great to see all this work come to fruition and secure further international connectivity to another major European hub airport,” he said.
Headquartered in Frankfurt, Lufthansa is one of the largest airlines in Europe and also owns SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings.