In recent weeks Aer Lingus has reduced the number of flights operating on the Cork-Amsterdam route, removing a critical Thursday evening flight from the schedule.
The Cork-Schiphol flight is a vital route for the Munster region, providing connectivity and access not only to Amsterdam, but also to onward flights through this international airline hub as well as excellent train access across Europe through Schiphol Airport Railway Station.
Passenger numbers on the Cork-Amsterdram route are generally high with flights regularly fully subscribed.
Ireland South MEP has called on Aer Lingus to reinstate this important and popular flight in the interest of business, political and consumer travel needs.
I regularly use the Cork-Amsterdam flight as an option to commute to Brussels and have always found the flight to be full or close to full. It makes no sense to remove such a vital and busy flight from the schedule. A number of businesses in the Munster region require this connectivity with a major European hub, and access to a number of destinations in Europe; I would ask Aer Lingus to provide a full explanation and to reinstate this flight as soon as possible.
The Aer Lingus flight from Amsterdam to Cork on Thursday evening is not available for booking for the foreseeable future through www.aerlingus.com