AIR France has announced plans to extend its Cork to Paris Charles de Gaulle service for the winter 2018/2019 season due to strong ticket sales.
The Cork to Paris service is a new route on the network and is due to commence on May 26, 2018. It had initially been due to run through the summer and finish on October 27.
However, due to positive forward bookings, the route has now been extended to a yearly service.
“I am confident that the extra choice and connectivity this will bring, both outbound and inbound, will be well received by the local community,” said Bénédicte Duval, General Manager of Air France KLM UK & Ireland stated.
“Our continued investment in the Irish market will result in stronger business links between Ireland and France and we are proud to be able to further support tourism and local businesses in the region,” he added.
Niall MacCarthy, Managing Director at Cork Airport said, “We are delighted that Air France shares this confidence in the economy across the south of Ireland and in the growing number of French tourists that desire to visit this part of Ireland in 2018 and beyond.”
All flights will be operated by Air France Hop! using Embraer 170 aircraft, carrying up to 76 passengers.
Daragh Hanratty, Head of Aviation Marketing at Cork Airport said, “The growth of this route before it takes off in May is testament to the popularity of Paris as a destination for Irish customers and to the popularity of Ireland for our French visitors.
"Air France’s decision to expand the service to a year-round offering with outstanding hub connectivity to a global network via Paris Charles de Gaulle airport will facilitate growth in both the inbound and outbound markets here at Cork Airport."