Shannon Airport announced that it will begin a new twice weekly service to Paris from September.

The new direct service from Shannon to Paris Orly airport will operate on Mondays and Fridays beginning on 12 September.

The service will be operated by low-cost Spanish airline Vueling. The airline is part of the International Airlines Group, alongside Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia and Level.

The announcement has been hailed as a further boost to Shannon Airport’s pandemic recovery, which will now see the airport operate 27 services to the US, UK, and Europe.

Shannon Group CEO Mary Considine said: “We are delighted to welcome our new carrier Vueling, part of IAG, to Shannon Airport. This service is another major boost for inbound and outbound business and tourism interests in the region.

“We have been working closely with Vueling to deliver the service and are looking forward to seeing our passengers jet off to this globally renowned city, steeped in culture and history,” she said.

Carolyn Prowse, Vueling’s Chief Commercial, Strategy, Customer and Network officer, said: “We are very excited to see a progressive development of business this year and to keep expanding the airline’s offering across Europe.

“The new direct route between Shannon and Paris Orly airports reinforces Vueling’s interest in providing a more flexible and varied offer to travellers based in Ireland.”

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