The service, which is available to book, will fly twice weekly between the Co. Clare airport and the City of Lights. The new service will kick off on 22 September this year and run until 7 January 2024, before taking a short break and recommencing from 14 March to 19 October 2024.
Passengers will fly on an Airbus A321neo LR.
Lynne Embleton, Aer Lingus chief executive, said, “We are delighted to announce the launch of the […] Paris Charles de Gaulle route with Shannon Airport, and are very much looking forward to welcoming thousands of passengers from the region onboard, as they travel to one of the most popular European city destinations on the Aer Lingus network.
“We expect it to be a high-demand route for passengers in the region, whether they are travelling for leisure, business or major sporting events, as is the case this autumn, with Ireland competing in the Rugby World Cup.
“We will be flying passengers from Shannon to Paris on our next-generation aircraft, the Airbus A321neo LR, which is one of our most sustainable aircraft in terms of fuel burn and CO2 emissions. This A321neo LR also operates our Boston and JFK services from Shannon, and we have timed our schedule to offer those customers arriving from Paris the option to connect onwards to JFK through Shannon Airport.”
Mary Considine, CEO of the Shannon Airport Group, said, “Aer Lingus is a valued airline partner, and we worked closely with them to secure this new service to Charles de Gaulle from Shannon, further demonstrating our commitment to expanding our European route network.
“This new service will be a major boost for Shannon, and we know it will be an extremely popular destination for leisure and business travellers. The service will be timed to allow for passengers travelling from Paris to connect onwards from Shannon to New York JFK and Boston via Aer Lingus.
“We look forward to seeing passengers from across the region and beyond availing of this new route, and we would welcome their continued support as ambassadors for our Shannon air services. The more people using our services, the more confidence it will give airlines to look at expansion, which result in days like today.”
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