Vueling to launch winter flights from Cork and Dublin airports

Spanish low-cost carrier’s move a boost to ailing air travel

Spanish low-cost carrier Vueling will begin flying from Cork and Dublin airports to Paris, Orly this winter in a further boost to Irish air travel's pandemic recovery.

Vueling, part of International Airlines Group, which owns Aer Lingus, will begin its flights from Cork as the airport there reopens its runway following 10 weeks refurbishment work.

News that the Spanish airline will launch the service follows Ryanair’s confirmation this week that it intended restoring a full pre-Covid schedule at Cork next summer.

The service will operate on Mondays and Fridays, according to the airport’s managing director, Niall McCarthy, who predicted it would “further grow inbound tourism from this key continental market to counties across the south of Ireland”.


Meanwhile, Dublin Airport said that Vueling would begin daily flights from there to Orly on November 2nd.

Vincent Harrison, Dublin Airport, managing director said the launch would complement Vueling's existing Barcelona service from the Irish capital.

“Orly is the nearest Airport to the centre of Paris and this announcement is exciting news for business and tourism interest at both ends of the route as well as those who would to reconnect with family and friends,” he said.

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