Cork Airport has bounced back from its recent Eurowings route disappointment with increased connectivity to Paris.
Air France is to extend its Cork to Paris Charles de Gaulle service for the winter 2018/2019 season, linking Ireland’s south to the French capital, while also offering onward connections to up to 180 destinations worldwide.
The Cork to Paris service is a new route on the Air France network, due to commence operation from May 26. The service, which was announced in January, was originally scheduled to run through to the end of the summer season, finishing on October 27.
The airline said that due to positive forward bookings, the route has now been extended to a yearly service.
Bénédicte Duval, General Manager of Air France KLM UK & Ireland, said: “I am confident that the extra choice and connectivity this will bring, both outbound and inbound, will be well received by the local community. Our continued investment in the Irish market will result in stronger business links between Ireland and France and we are proud to be able to further support tourism and local businesses in the region.”
Daragh Hanratty, Head of Aviation Marketing at Cork Airport said, “The growth of this route before it takes off in May is testament to the popularity of Paris as a destination for Irish customers and to the popularity of Ireland for our French visitors.”
All flights will be operated by Air France Hop! using Embraer 170 aircraft, carrying up to 76 passengers.
Fares start from €129 return in economy including all taxes and charges.