DUBLIN, Ireland: Direct flights from Cork Airport to Frankfurt, Germany will be available on Mondays and Fridays beginning this summer.
The Lufthansa service will land in Cork at 4.45pm each day, with the return to Frankfurt departing at 5.25pm.
The flight time will be two hours and five minutes.
Lufthansa last operated from Cork Airport in 2003.
Besides Lufthansa, other major airlines operating from Cork this summer will include KLM, SWISS and Air France, along with Aer Lingus and Ryanair.
"These are challenging times for aviation globally," Brian Gallagher, Head of Aviation and Commercial Business Development at Cork Airport said, as quoted by RTE.
"We have worked long and hard over many years to secure connectivity to Frankfurt and beyond with Lufthansa to help support businesses and international trading companies across the south of Ireland region," he added.
Andreas Koester, Senior Director of Sales for UK, Ireland and Iceland for the Lufthansa Group, added, "With this additional connection, we are looking forward to offering our customers even more travel options within our worldwide, multi-hub system," as reported by RTE.
"As one of the largest carriers in Europe, with just a short stopover in Frankfurt, our customers will have access to hundreds of connections to numerous destinations within our vast, global network."