Air France has announced that it will resume its route between Cork Airport and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport on July 1.
The route will recommence as a twice-weekly service initially and increase to four times a week for the peak summer period.
The route will be operated by KLM Cityhopper using an Embraer 190, which carries 100 passengers.
Cork Airport managing director Niall MacCarthy stated, "The team at Cork Airport is thrilled to welcome the recommencement of operations by Air France at Cork from July 1. Both our team in the airport and the excellent Air France team look forward to making your journey a safe and comfortable one as you return to flying from Cork in the days, weeks and months ahead."
"Safety Is A Prerequisite"
Meanwhile, Air France's general manager for the UK & Ireland, Benedicte Duval, commented, "As borders reopen and travel restrictions begin to ease, safety is a prerequisite for Air France as we gradually resume travel. After this challenging period, we are delighted to be in a position to return to our pre-COVID network in Ireland, connecting passengers from Cork with our worldwide network via Paris.
"As we all adapt to this new environment, I can assure you that all Air France staff, both on the ground and on board, are committed to guaranteeing our passengers the highest levels of health and with safety. We look forward to welcoming our Irish passengers back on board."
Face Covering Requirement
In line with Irish government guidelines, Cork Airport and Air France require customers to wear a face mask or face covering throughout their entire journey from arrival at Cork Airport, during the flight to exiting the terminal at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
Customers will be notified of this by Air France via all communication channels (e-mail, SMS, websites) before their departure, and will be asked to ensure that they possess one or more masks for their trip.
Face masks are also available from vending machines at Cork Airport.
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