Aer Lingus Regional has launched flights from Southampton Airport to Cork Airport in the south of Ireland.
The new route, operated by Stobart Air, will operate up to five times weekly.
Located on the south-west coast of Ireland, Cork is the second largest city and is a cosmopolitan city full of culture, colour and variety with plenty to do for a weekend break or an extended summer holiday.
Dotted with seaside towns, encompassing scenic views, rich culture and culinary delights, Cork is a perfect destination which is now closer than ever.
Commenting as the inaugural flight took off from Southampton, Martin Saxton, chief commercial officer at Stobart Air said that the airline is delighted to offer this new route to Cork which offers further choice and value for passengers.
“Since announcing the new route, bookings have been strong among both leisure and business passengers.
“As one of Ireland’s main cities for business, culture and tourism, Cork is a perfect destination for a short break or longer holiday from Southampton.
“Equally, Southampton will prove to be a popular destination for the Irish for both business and leisure travel.
“We look forward to working with the team at Southampton Airport in growing and developing this route,” he said.