Air France has announced it will increase capacity on its Cork-Paris service by 24 per cent from 28 October.

The move will add an extra 336 seats to the route per week, with services to be operated by Air France’s Hop! subsidiary on board an Embraer E190 aircraft.

The daily flight launched in May this year and was originally earmarked as a seasonal route. Following growth in demand for fares, Air France decided to extend it to a year-round service.

For the winter season, the daily flight will leave Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 1520 and land at 1615 local time. Return flights depart Cork at 1655 and arrive at 1945 local time.

Benedicte Duval, UK and Ireland general manager of Air France KLM, said: “We are delighted to be in a position to increase capacity by 24 per cent on the Cork to Paris route just a few months after launching in the region. The positive performance to date is testament to the economic recovery in southern Ireland and the investment Air France KLM is making in this region. The extra capacity will offer our Irish customers more choice and connectivity, further facilitating growth in both the inbound and outbound markets.”

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