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16 Nov 2016

Tourism Ireland welcomes new Swiss Air flight from Zurich for 2017

Tourism Ireland warmly welcomes the announcement by Swiss Air of a new flight from Zurich to Cork for next year. The new service will operate from June to September and will certainly provide a welcome boost for tourism from Switzerland to Cork and the South West of Ireland in 2017. 

Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “The announcement of a new Swiss Air flight from Zurich to Cork is good news for Irish tourism in 2017 and will certainly expand travel options for Swiss holidaymakers wishing to visit Co Cork and the South West. Tourism Ireland is committed to working with Swiss Air, Cork Airport and other tourism partners, through co-operative marketing, to drive demand for this new service. As an island destination, the importance of convenient, direct, non-stop flights cannot be overstated – they are absolutely critical to achieving growth in inbound tourism.”

Notes To Editors

  • Tourism Ireland is the organisation responsible for promoting the island of Ireland overseas as a leading holiday destination.
  • Tourism is the island of Ireland’s largest indigenous industry; responsible for in excess of 4% of GNP in the Republic of Ireland and employing approximately 220,000 people.
  • In 2015, we welcomed 9.5 million overseas visitors to the island of Ireland, delivering revenue of €4.9 billion.
  • Tourism Ireland’s international website is, 29 market sites available in 11 language versions around the world, which attracted more than 16.6 million visitors in 2015.