Shannon Airport Group outside the first inaugural flight to Paris before take-off
IT'S ALL set for the city of lights as Shannon Airport launches its fourth newest direct service this year.
There was an air of excitement at the departures gate for passengers bound for Orly Airport, as the first flight to Paris took off for the French capital.
The twice weekly service to Paris Orly Airport, with brand-new carrier, Vueling, will operate on Mondays and Fridays from Monday, September 12.
There have been celebrations in @ShannonAirport this afternoon for the launch of the new @vueling service to Paris Reporter @cianobroin1 has been chatting with Mary Considine, CEO of @SNNAirportGroup. Full details to come at https://t.co/zS09FEWBPe pic.twitter.com/5Tbgn7qhWh— Limerick Leader / Limerick Live (@Limerick_Leader) September 12, 2022
Mary Considine, CEO of The Shannon Airport Group, warmly welcomed new scheduled partner Vueling, part of the IAG group that owns Aer Lingus to Shannon.
"Paris is a wonderful city break destination for outbound holiday makers and opens the way for French tourists to explore the Wild Atlantic Way via Shannon Airport," she added.
Orly Airport is the nearest airport to the centre of Paris, just 13km from the city. It is the second largest airport in France and provides onward connections to major European cities and Middle Eastern countries.
Freshly made crêpes by a French chef were served in celebration of the new service, along with a Parisian themed cake.
Dr Loïc Guyon, Honorary Consul of France for the Midwest region, congratulating The Shannon Airport Group on the new service said: “The new Shannon / Paris Orly connection, the second connection to Ireland’s closest EU neighbour, will be a huge boost to French tourism to the West of Ireland and to Irish tourism to France, but also for businesses located in the airport’s catchment area."
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