Newcastle International Airport welcomes first Ryanair flight to Cork

Last week, Newcastle International welcomed Ryanair’s inaugural flight from Cork, marking the beginning of the service between the two cities.

The twice weekly service, which operates Fridays and Sundays throughout winter, makes for a perfect weekend city break, festive getaway or wholesome retreat.

Cork, located towards the southern coast of Ireland, is surrounded by colourful towns and spectacular rugged views. Ireland’s 2nd largest city, Cork, is famous for picturesque riverside walks, quirky museums and renowned as the foodie capital of Ireland.

The Newcastle to Cork service comes as Ryanair launch their winter programme which also includes popular European cities such as Barcelona, Riga and Milan, alongside winter hot-spots including the Canary Islands.

Richard Knight, Chief Operating Officer at Newcastle International said:

“Ryanair have made significant investments at Newcastle International Airport providing a great choice of destinations to the North East public including Milan, Riga, Barcelona and now Cork for the winter season. Cork’s bustling centre is a fantastic destination for city breaks and as well as a perfect starting point for Ireland’s spectacular Wild Atlantic Way coastal driving route. We are excited for the opportunities that this route opens up, not only for North East passengers exploring Ireland, but also for passengers arriving into Newcastle to visit the beautiful North East of England.”

Acting Managing Director at Cork Airport, Roy O’Driscoll said:

Over the course of the winter season, we look forward to welcoming passengers from the north-east of England - from places like Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, Durham and the surrounding areas, travelling to Cork on the new Ryanair service linking our two regions. Cork offers the quintessential Irish city break experience, with some of the most spectacular scenery in Ireland, a thriving food scene and hotels, restaurants and pubs that are renowned for their world-class hospitality. In return, we hope that passengers from the wider Cork region will take the opportunity to visit Newcastle and north-east England to immerse themselves amongst the regions famed history, cultural attractions, sporting venues and vibrant nightlife.

Flights to Cork, Ireland, from Newcastle International Airport started on Sunday 30 October 2022 and are on sale now at