Shannon Airport was welcomed Aer Lingus’s intention to launch flights to Paris Charles de Gaulle later this winter.
The carrier will begin services to the French capital on December 17th in a development described as a "significant boost" for the airport and the western region of Ireland.
Aer Lingus will operate three weekly return flights to Paris, which is one of the world’s most important aviation hubs.
Martin Moroney, Shannon Airport’s director, said the news is particularly welcome after Ryanair’s decision to suspend its flights to the French capital.
"We are delighted to welcome a new Shannon Charles de Gaulle service from Aer Lingus," he commented.
"Paris is one of the world’s most visited cities and Charles de Gaulle is one of the most important aviation hubs, with onward connectivity to more than 200 non-stop destinations."
Earlier this month, the airport welcomed Aer Arann’s decision to increase the number of Aer Lingus Regional flights to Manchester by 60 percent.