Published on January 11th, 2018 | by Alan Dwyer0
Air France announce new daily service to Cork Airport
Air France has announced that it is to begin services out of Cork Airport from May, with a new daily Paris (Charles de Gaulle) to Cork service starting on May 26, 2018. The flight which will operate during this year’s summer season until October 27 and will allow passengers to connect to Air France’s extensive network of over 180 destinations worldwide via the international hub of Paris-Charles de Gaulle.
Benedicte Duval, General Manager of Air France-KLM UK & Ireland stated “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.”
Welcoming the new route, Niall MacCarthy, Managing Director at Cork Airport said: “This is great news, not only for those seeking to travel to France, but also for those wishing to venture further afield. 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.”
Flights will depart Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 2.55pm (local time) and arrive at Cork at 3.50pm. The Cork-Paris flight departs daily at 4.30pm and arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 7.20pm (local time). The new service will bring an additional 33,750 available seats to Cork Airport this summer
Mr MacCarthy added Cork Airport’s business strategy for 2018 is focused on growing airlines, routes and connections from Cork. “The new Air France Paris route serves this aim. Ireland 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,” he said.
All flights will be operated by Air France Hop! using Embraer 170 aircraft, carrying up to 76 passengers. Fares start from €129 return in economy including all taxes. Air France previously service the Paris CDG – Cork route in the late 1980’s with a seasonal Fokker F.28 service from 1986 until 1990. Flights on the new service can now be booked online at www.airfrance.ie