Shannon to Paris – New Route by Vueling

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Shannon Group has today welcomed the announcement of a new direct Paris service from Shannon Airport with fares starting from €30.99. Vueling Airlines, the low-cost Spanish airline, will operate a twice weekly service to Paris Orly Airport. It will operate on Mondays and Fridays starting from 12 September.

Shannon to Paris – New Route by Vueling

Today’s announcement is a further boost to Shannon Airport’s pandemic recovery which will now see the airport operate 27 services to the US, UK, and Europe. Orly Airport is the nearest airport to the centre of Paris, just 13km from the city of light. It is the second largest airport in France and provides onward connectivity to major European cities and Middle Eastern countries.

Shannon Group CEO, Mary Considine said: “We are delighted to welcome Vueling, part of IAG, to Shannon Airport. This service is another major boost for inbound and outbound business and tourism interests in the region. Paris is one of the most popular cities in the world and we know this will be an exciting destination for our passengers to enjoy.” 

Carolyn Prowse, Vueling’s Chief Commercial, Strategy, Customer and Network officer, said: Vueling has scheduled a total of 114 destinations in 31 countries until 29 October 2022. Now reaching a very similar level of operations to 2019. 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.”

Investment in Security Screening Speeds Up Journey Time

During the pandemic Shannon Group continued to invest in making the passenger journey through the airport as easy as possible. The introduction of a new, faster, security screening system is proving popular with passengers. It eliminates the need to remove liquids, cosmetics, and electronics from carry-on bags. It also halves the time through security. Shannon is the only state airport in Ireland to operate this cutting-edge technology.

Paris only Two Hours from Shannon

Named the world’s most attractive city destination for 2021 in the Euromonitor’s Top 100 City Destination Index, Paris is just a two-hour flight from Shannon Airport. The city is known far and wide as the European epicentre of culture, cuisine, fashion, and style.

Its beautiful boulevards, world-famous sights, rich history and breathtaking architecture provide the backdrop for a truly memorable experience. From the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe, to Disneyland Paris and river trips along the Seine, visitors will be spoilt for choice. 

Tickets are on sale on Vueling the airline’s mobile app. 

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Joan Scales
Joan Scales
Award-winning journalist, Joan has been writing about travel and tourism for many years principally for The Irish Times and lately for travel2ireland. Joan has appeared many times on television and radio talking about the business of travel and all its component strands. She is also a public speaker and has appeared at many international conventions and conferences.

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