New air services have been announced for Dublin and Cork airports.
Dublin Airport Service
In a statement published on its website, Dublin Airport said, "Dublin Airport is delighted to welcome today's inaugural launch of Vueling's daily service from Dublin to Paris Orly airport.
"The Spanish low-cost carrier, part of the IAG group that owns Aer Lingus will operate the new daily service from today, until late March 2022 with return flights.
"Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said he was delighted to welcome Vueling's daily Paris Orly route. 'Paris is a vibrant, beautiful city steeped with history and culture. Orly is the nearest Airport to the centre of Paris and this announcement is exciting news for business and tourism interest at both ends of the route, as well as family and friends seeking to reconnect after a long time apart.'
"Vueling General Counsel & Board Secretary Yvonne Moynihan said she was very happy to see the new route commence. 'I am thrilled to take the inaugural flight to Dublin from Paris Orly with Vueling, linking two of Europe’s most exciting cities. In the aftermath of the pandemic, it’s great to be part of the revitalization of tourism in Ireland, and Vueling's proposition will enhance travel options for both Irish and French customers. We are committed to offering our customers great customer service and value fares.'
"Dublin Airport will serve 123 destinations worldwide with 35 airline partners this winter season, as it continues to rebuild its global reach following the devastating impact on the aviation sector due to COVID-19."
Cork Airport Service
Meanwhile, Cork Airport stated, "Management at Cork Airport has expressed its delight that Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) will commence a new weekly service to Geneva from Cork Airport this winter.
"SWISS will operate the new route on Sundays from December 19, 2021, to March 6, 2022. The route will be served with a 145-seat Airbus A220-300. The flight will depart Geneva Airport at 12:10 local time, arrive at Cork Airport at 13.25, depart from Cork Airport again at 14.10 and arrive in Geneva at 17:20. The flight will be available for booking on swiss.com on November 5, 2021.
"Brian Gallagher, Head of Aviation and Commercial Business Development at Cork Airport welcomed the announcement, saying, 'Our team at Cork Airport has been working really hard to rebuild our business post-pandemic and listening to our customers in terms of travel needs. People across the South of Ireland want Winter ski options from Cork Airport and are we are delighted to respond with this new Swiss service. Geneva Airport is placed in the middle of Europe's best-known skiing region, the Alps, and there are plenty of great ski options within a short distance of the airport. Cork Airport will bounce back with new airlines and new services and we look forward to more positive announcements in the weeks ahead.'
"'We are delighted to link Cork and Switzerland this winter season. Geneva offers a gateway to some of the finest winter sport areas. As the Airline of Switzerland, we have specialized in supporting our customers with their winter sports activities and therefore in addition to a range of attractive fare products, carry skiing and snowboarding equipment is free of charge.** The expansion of the SWISS operation in Cork further adds to Lufthansa Group's portfolio in Ireland and demonstrates our commitment to the market.' Dr Frank Wagner, General Manager Sales, UK, Ireland & Iceland for Lufthansa Group.
"**applicable on Classic and Flex Brands in Economy class and in Business class. Must be pre-booked."
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