Rugby World Cup: Aer Lingus connects Shannon and Cork to Paris

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The new (temporary) service Shannon towards Paris-CDGwhich owes everything to Rugby World Cup which is currently taking place in France, represents the re-establishment of a connection between the two airports after an absence of 12 years.

Aer Lingus direct services to Paris (Roissy Charles de Gaulle CDG) have been departing from Shannon and Cork airports since yesterday, Friday September 22, reestablishing the connection between Paris and Shannon airports after 12 years of absence. The flights, scheduled until the end of October 2023, carry Irish supporters of rugby enthusiastic, particularly at the Stade de France for Ireland’s highly anticipated match against South Africa, this Saturday evening in Paris.

With flights operating twice weekly from Shannon, this addition to Aer Lingus’ route network aims to provide connections valuable and increased capacity for business and leisure travelers. The airline hopes the Shannon – Paris route will increase inbound traffic to the west of Ireland, providing travelers with a gateway to the region’s legendary landscapes, waterways and culture.

European passengers will also benefit from convenient connections on Aer Lingus services to UNITED STATES via Shannon Airport. The scheduling of the Paris-Shannon route has been carefully designed to ensure travelers have enough time to catch connecting flights to Boston Or new York JFK via one of the two A321 LR based at the airport. The opportunity gives passengers the added benefit of experiencing Aer Lingus’ latest and most environmentally friendly aircraft, with reduced emissions and a quieter, more pleasant flying experience, says the Irish airline.

The temporary Cork-Paris route will operate until October 30, 2023, providing rugby fans in the Munster region with easier access to matches. The flight schedule has been timed to coincide with Ireland’s matches and most weekends will see flights departing on Friday and returning on Sunday.

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