Blow for Irish holidaymakers as budget-friendly airline pulls flights from two Irish airportsIrish Mirror 19/03/2023 18:48
Irish families heading away this summer will have less choice when it comes to picking flights from two airports this year.
Now, more than ever, having cheaper options for a break away is vital for families, and so it will come as a blow for some that one of the cheaper airlines is pulling one of its routes from two airports.
Spanish low-cost airline, Vueling, has confirmed that it will cut its Cork and Shannon routes to Paris, just six months after they were announced.
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However, from June 10 and 1, these routes will be cut entirely, with the airline citing capacity issues.
A spokesperson for Cork Airport said: “Cork Airport understands that the rationale behind the cessation of services is attributable to capacity issues in Paris (Orly), with the Cork – Paris (Orly) service being one of three routes that will cease operating.
“Vueling currently operates a twice-weekly service from Cork to Paris (Orly).”
Despite the cheaper option coming to an end, passengers can still enjoy regular flights between Cork and France with other airlines.
They continued: “This summer, Cork Airport will have excellent connectivity to Paris with a daily Air France service to Paris (Charles de Gaulle) commencing later this month.
“Along with providing great access for Munster passengers travelling to the French capital, it will also open up connections to a vast range of worldwide destinations across the wider Air France network.
“In late September and October, Aer Lingus will also operate twice-weekly services to Paris (Charles de Gaulle), catering for rugby fans travelling to the Rugby World Cup.”
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