A NEW twice weekly service from Shannon Airport to Marseille in the South of France will get under way on May 4.
The scheduled Ryanair service will depart Shannon on Wednesdays at 4pm and arrive in Marseille at 7.25pm with flights on Saturdays leaving Shannon at 8.45am, arriving in Marseille at 12.10 pm.
Confirmation of the new route follows the recent announcement of a Ryanair service from Shannon to Barcelona (Girona) which is due to start later this month.
Describing the Marseille service as really positive news for the Mid West airport, Shannon Group chief executive Mary Considine said that having connectivity to the South of France was another significant win for the region.
“A service to Marseille from Shannon is fantastic for our passengers, bringing them directly to the southern coast of France near Toulon, St Tropez, Cannes, Monaco and more.
“We know that restoring connectivity is important to our airport customers and that is why we have been working hard with our airline partners to create exciting holiday opportunities, like this one. The addition of Marseille means that Shannon Airport will now connect our passengers to 22 destinations with Ryanair,” Ms Considine added.
Ryanair Commercial Director Jason McGuinness said the new Marseille service is part of Ryanair’s summer schedule which will deliver over 67 weekly flights from Shannon Airport.
Welcoming the new service, Dr Loïc Guyon, Honorary Consul of France for the Mid-West region said: “The return of an air link between Shannon Airport and France, is excellent news for the Midwest and Connaught regions both in terms of tourism and in terms of the business opportunities it will notably generate with the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region.”
“Marseille boasts beautiful waterfront scenery, historical architecture, a modern city, and great food. The city is also central to the renowned Provence wine region and is brimming with museums”.