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  • Twice-daily flights will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays during the peak summer travel period (July – August) bringing total number of flights to 10 a week.
  • The expansion will provide passengers from across the South of Ireland with unrivalled access to Paris, 187 onward connections across the Air France global network.
  • Cork Airport currently has the best connectivity to Paris after Dublin Airport. 

Cork Airport warmly welcomes the announcement by Air France of more flights and seat capacity on the Cork to Paris route this summer. The French flag-carrier has announced that their daily seasonal service will be boosted by twice-daily flights on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday during the peak summer travel months of July and August.

Flying from Cork Airport since 2018, Air France provides a direct, daily service to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport from March 31 to October 29, 2024. The service provides excellent access to the French capital along with onward connectivity to 187 onward destinations across the wider Air France worldwide network. Air France will operate the route with a combination of the Embraer 190 aircraft and the Airbus A318 or Airbus A319 aircraft, 

Tourism Ireland ranks France as the fourth-largest market for inbound tourists to the island of Ireland. The greater Paris metropolitan area is home to an estimated 12 million people and the addition of increased flights, and more seats is a welcome boost to the Irish tourism industry across the South of Ireland. Cork Airport is the gateway to both the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East and this summer will have the best connectivity between France and Ireland outside of Dublin.

Announcing the expanded operations at Cork Airport, Jerome Salemi, General Manager UK & Ireland, Air France-KLM said:

The return of the daily flights between Cork and Paris is in response to the popularity of this route during the summer period and really strengthens our footprint in Ireland. We are very pleased to be offering this service as part of our commitment to the Irish region, allowing even more passengers from the South of Ireland to visit not only France, but also a long list of worldwide destinations via our convenient hub at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.”

Tara Finn, Head of Aviation Business Development and Communications at Cork Airport warmly welcomed the announcement by Air France saying:

“This is really fantastic news from Air France and I would like to thank them for this significant commitment to growth at Cork Airport. The daily service to Paris Charles de Gaulle is an important link for both leisure and business passengers alike, providing direct point-to-point and onward connectivity to the wider Air France global network. With increased capacity throughout the season and more frequency during the peak summer months, it will also serve as a boost to inbound tourism by providing even more choice and access for consumers in the wider Paris region – a market of some 12 million people.”