Aer Lingus announces new Paris service from Shannon

Flights from Shannon to Paris are to return, following the announcement that Aer Lingus is to resume its services to Charles de Gaulle airport.

The new service will commence on September 22 with a twice weekly service on Thursday and Sunday.
It will run until January 7, and resume in March until October 2024.

The new service follows the demise of a Shannon Paris service operated by the Spanish low cost carrier Veuling, which ran a service from Shannon to Paris Orly airport from last September, but the service ended this month.

And while there was demand for the service from Shannon it ended due to capacity issues at Orly airport.

It's twelve years since Aer Lingus operated a Paris service out of Shannon. But the Shannon marketing team say its is a service they have been working hard to secure for some time as there is a demand from both business and tourism and leisure customers for the service.

The new service lands just in time for the group stages of the Rugby world cup which begin in France on September 8.

Lynne Embleton, Aer Lingus Chief Executive said, "We are delighted to announce the launch of the Shannon – Paris Charles de Gaulle route with Shannon Airport, and are very much looking forward to welcoming thousands of passengers from the region onboard as they travel to one of the most popular European city destinations on the Aer Lingus network.

"We expect it to be a high-demand route for passengers in the region, whether they are travelling for leisure, business or major sporting events, as is the case this autumn with Ireland competing in the Rugby World Cup.

"We will be flying passengers from Shannon to Paris on our next-generation aircraft, the Airbus A321neo LR, which is one of our most sustainable aircraft in terms of fuel burn and CO2 emissions. This A321neo LR also operates our Boston and JFK services from Shannon and we have timed our schedule to offer those customers arriving from Paris the option to connect onwards to JFK through Shannon Airport."

Mary Considine, CEO of The Shannon Airport Group said, "Aer Lingus is a valued airline partner and we worked closely with them to secure this new service to Charles de Gaulle from Shannon, further demonstrating our commitment to expanding our European route network.

"This new service will be a major boost for Shannon, and we know it will be an extremely popular destination for leisure and business travellers."



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