- Cork to Paris-Charles de Gaulle from May
- Air France Hop will use E170
- 4.30pm departure, 3.55pm return
- 33,750 available seats
Flights will be operated f rom May 26th to October 27 by Embraer-specialist Régional Compagnie Aérienne Européenne, one of three subsidiaries of Air Frnene whon fly under the Hop brand which is headquartered in Bouguenais at the Nantes Atlantique Airport.
Hop was established by Air France to meet the challenge of low cost operators. It operates out of Orly and is the brand name of the regional flights operated by subsidiaries of Air France, usually Airlinair, Brit Air and Régional. It offers daily flights, most of them on domestic French routes.
Air France/KLM group is Europe’s fourth largest airline group with 98.72m passengers in 2017 after Lufthansa group (129.1m), Ryanair (128.77.m) and Aer Lingus owners IAG (104.6m).
The service will offer connections with Air France’s extensive network of 180 destinations worldwide via the international hub of Paris-Charles de Gaulle.
The 1h 50mins flight will depart Cork Airport daily at 4.30pm and arrive at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 7.20pm (local time). The return leg departs Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 3.55pm (local time) and arrives at Cork at 3.50pm.
The new service will bring an additional 33,750 available seats. Fares start from €129 return in economy including all taxes, bookable on www.airfrance.ie or the Air France call centre on 01 6590442. See also www.corkairport.com
Niall MacCarthy of Cork Airport said business strategy for 2018 is focused on growing airlines, routes and connections from CorkIreland is ranked as the fourth most popular destination with the French and the new service from Cork will further grow inbound tourism from this key continental market to counties across the south of Ireland. By flying out of Cork Airport with Air France, travellers will have easy access to many long-haul destinations from Paris-Charles de Gaulle, such as Brazil, Mauritius, Mexico and Algeria as well as easy short haul connections to Nice, Brussels, Rome and Lisbon. “.”
Benedicte Duval, two country GM of Air France-KLM based in London said: “demand for efficient, seamless and convenient travel from the south of Ireland continues to grow and we are delighted to be in a position to offer both business and leisure passengers in the region even greater choice and connectivity. The new service not only links Cork to the French capital and the rest of Europe, but it provides passengers with the opportunity to connect to our extensive network of over 180 exciting worldwide destinations. We look forward to welcoming new and returning passengers on board Air France in the coming months.”
- Press release here.