The airline company Aer Lingus will launch a new seasonal service in December between cork And Lyonsin addition to that since Dublin.
From December 23, 2023 to March 30, 2024, the Irish flag carrier will offer a flight every Saturday between cork and the airport of Lyon-Saint Exupéry, operated by Airbus A320 with 174 seats. Departures are scheduled at 1:20 p.m. to arrive at 4:40 p.m., the “return” flights leaving France at 11:00 a.m. to land at 12:20 p.m. Aer Lingus will be without competition on this route, its only one between Cork and France. It also serves Lyon from Dublinthroughout the year.
The subsidiary of IAG Group alongside British Airways, Iberia, Vueling and Level will take “from Christmas (…) winter sports enthusiasts directly to the heart of the breathtaking Alps. The service will run until the end of March, leaving plenty of time to enjoy this snowy paradise.” This winter, Aer Lingus aims to increase flight capacity between France and Ireland by almost 20%, “with particular emphasis on the increase in flights between Ireland and Lyon by 14%”, underlines its press release.
Donal Moriarty, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer of Aer Lingus, said: We are delighted to announce the launch of the Cork-Lyon route with Cork Airport, as well as the reintroduction of the Cork-Tenerife and Cork-Malaga routes and increased frequency from Cork to Lanzarote. We recognize the desire of our South West customers to continue their international explorations during the winter months, and we are delighted to provide the Cork region with more routes to do so. “.
Tara Finn, Aviation Business Development Manager at Cork Airport, added: ” Cork Airport welcomes the announcement by Aer Lingus of a new winter service to Lyon. The all-new service will give passengers in the south of Ireland even more choice when planning a winter ski holiday. Lyon is the third largest city in France, and this new road will provide excellent access to some of the Ski stations the best known in France such as Val Thorens, Chamonix and Tignes “.
Remember that the Irish company will offer a Cork this fall – Paris CDG on the occasion of the Rugby World Cupin addition to relaunching a Shannon-Roissy for the entire winter season.