Cork Airport In Hunt For New German Route

06 Mar 2018 | 09.35 am

Cork Airport In Hunt For New German Route

Public vote to decide new Eurowings European route

06 Mar 2018 | 09.35 am

Cork Airport has been shortlisted for a Europe-wide public vote to be named as a new route for German low-cost airline Eurowings, as part of its 2018/2019 winter schedule.

Eurowings, a subsidiary of Lufthansa, has now opened the first round of its ‘Vote & Fly’ competition, which will run for one week until 12 March 2018. The public can cast their vote at www.vote-and-fly.com.

Cork Airport is the only Irish airport in the competition, competing against European air hubs at Aarhus (Denmark), Stavanger (Norway), Košice (Slovakia), Ljubljana (Slovenia), and Friedrichshafen (Germany) in the public vote. The top three finalists will go forward for a live vote on March 13.

Speaking on the competition, Cork Airport managing director Niall MacCarthy said that the win would be a major boost to the region, as well as to the whole of Ireland.

“I’m urging everyone to take the time to vote for Cork Airport over the next week, and get us into the final three. We need the public’s support to land this wonderful opportunity to secure a new route for the south of Ireland,” he added.

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