Aer Lingus has announced plans to fly between Shannon and Paris CDG later this year.

The twice-weekly service will launch on September 22, and will run until January 7, 2024, before taking a break and resuming on March 14, 2024.

The route will be served by the carrier’s Airbus A321 neo LR aircraft, which also operates Aer Lingus’ transatlantic flights from Shannon to New York JFK and Boston – and which features 16 fully-flat business class seats.

For our review of the business class offering on this aircraft (published in 2021), see:

Flight review: Aer Lingus A321neo Business Class

The launch of the new service coincides with the 2023 Rugby World Cup, which takes place in France between September 8 and October 28.

Aer Lingus said that it would be the first service between Shannon and Paris CDG in 12 years.

Last year Vueling launched flights between Shannon and Paris Orly, but according to this report by The Clare Herald the service was due to be dropped this month.

Vueling launches Shannon-Paris service