Eurowings will hopefully fly from Cork
Through a vote campaign
German low-cost carrier Eurowings is adopting an approach to route development, with its ‘You vote, we fly’ campaign, and Cork Airport is in the running to be selected as its next destination. Ireland’s second busiest airport is competing against a shortlist of five other European airports (Aarhus in Denmark; Friedrichshafen in Germany; Kosice in Slovakia; Ljubljana in Slovenia; and Stavanger in Norway).
The voting closes on 12 March at 15:00 CET, with the big finale for the podium positions taking place live on the airline’s Facebook page on 13 March at 15:00 CET. The destination with the most votes will then become part of the airline’s W18/19 schedule.
This is not the first time that Eurowings has taken its network planning to a different level, with the Lufthansa subsidiary allowing the public to decide a new route for its S18 programme last year. That time Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina was the winning destination, beating nine other cities (Podgorica; Shannon; Brac; Trieste; Castellon; Trapani; Bergen; Belfast; and Biarritz). As a result, the airline will fly to the historic city twice-weekly from Düsseldorf starting on 16 May, and from Stuttgart commencing on 19 May, with both routes operated on its Q-400 aircraft fleet.
Cork currently provides two services to Germany, with Aer Lingus offering twice-weekly operations to Düsseldorf from 2 May, as well as an existing weekly route to Munich.
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