Paris a ‘oui’ bit closer

Mike Dwane

Reporter:

Mike Dwane

CONNECTIVITY between Shannon Airport and Paris has been re-established with the first Aer Lingus flight to Charles De Gaulle defying the cold snap to depart last Friday.

CONNECTIVITY between Shannon Airport and Paris has been re-established with the first Aer Lingus flight to Charles De Gaulle defying the cold snap to depart last Friday.

The French connection will bring people closer to the heart of the city than Ryanair’s service to Beauvais which was discontinued earlier in the year. The Louvre, Galeries Lafayette and, for rugby fans, Stade de France are now a lot easier to get to for Limerick passengers.

And management at Shannon point out that business and leisure travellers can now choose from two major international hubs, including Heathrow.

“This marks a real vote of confidence in the airport and in the level of passenger demand in the region,” said airport director Mary Considine.

“Paris Charles de Gaulle is an important European hub as it provides access not just to one of the most visited cities in the world, but also to more than 200 non-stop international destinations.” “Based on historical demand, we were confident that we would quickly re-establish services to Paris and we’re delighted that Aer Lingus recognised the potential and expanded its Shannon route network.” The Airbus A320 operates three times a week and flights can be booked at www.aerlingus.com