Ryanair, Europe’s and now Manchester’s No.1 airline, today (29th Oct) announced as part of its largest ever Winter schedule at Manchester, a new route from Manchester to Cork, operating twice daily from 15th December. This new route is part of Ryanair’s massive Winter 2021/22 schedule at Manchester, delivering over 650 weekly flights to over 72 destinations.

Having recently announced a $200m investment in Cork Airport with the re-opening of its 2 aircraft bases, this new route will further enhance connectivity between the UK and Ireland, as Ryanair continues to re-build Europe’s aviation and tourism industries by restoring connectivity and growing its network of annual passengers to over 225 million by 2026.

To celebrate, Ryanair has launched a £14.99 seat sale for travel until the end of March ‘22, which must be booked by midnight Sunday, 31stOctober 2021 on www.Ryanair.com – the perfect excuse for a well-deserved getaway with family or friends.

Ryanair’s Director of Commercial, Jason McGuinness, said:

“As Europe’s No.1 airline, Ryanair remains committed to re-building Europe’s aviation and tourism industries by restoring connectivity and growing our network of passengers to over 225 million per annum by 2026. As Ryanair takes delivery of 55 additional Boeing 737-8200 ‘Gamechanger’ aircraft this Winter, we are delighted to add this new twice daily route from Manchester to Cork which will allow UK and Irish families to reconnect this Christmas.

This Winter, Ryanair, as Manchester’s largest airline, will offer the good people of Manchester even more opportunity to travel on the lowest available fares with over 650 weekly flights to 72 exciting destinations.

While Ryanair welcomes the UK Govt decision to reduce domestic APD from Summer 2023, it is neither sufficient nor timely enough to kickstart the UK’s tourism recovery, particularly for Summer 2022. Unfortunately, this delay will only damage the airline industry’s ability to rapidly rebuild connectivity, jobs and tourism.

Ryanair calls on the UK Govt to immediately abolish APD for all travel, which would give both tourism and domestic UK connectivity a much-needed boost for this Winter and next Summer.”