Ryanair has confirmed the the launch another new service from Shannon Airport this summer.
The welcome boost for Shannon will see a twice weekly service to Marseille on the Mediterranean – in the Provence region of southern of France – commencing on May 4th and running until October 29th.
Flights will operate on Wednesdays and Saturdays with the outbound service departing at 4.00pm while the inbound aircraft will depart Marseille at 6.55am on both days.
The new Marseille service is part of a Ryanair summer schedule which will deliver over 67 weekly flights to 22 destinations from Shannon Airport.
Flights have been on sale on the airline’s website in recent days for as little as €7.99 each way. It’s understood the service will be operated by Malta Air, a subsidiary of the Ryanair Group.
CEO of Shannon Group, Mary Considine has warmly welcomed the news and said: “This is really positive news for Shannon Airport. Having connectivity to France is another 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.”
Ryanair’s Director of Commercial, Jason McGuinness said: “We are pleased to add this new route to Marseille as part of our summer ‘22 schedule from Shannon. This route will operate twice weekly for the summer season, starting from 4th May. Located on the Cote D’Azur, Marseille is the second largest city in France after Paris, is a renowned port city and is the perfect destination for anyone seeking an authentic French city escape. Check out the lowest fares on Ryanair.com.”
Sun-drenched 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.
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.”
Just last month, Ryanair announced plans to commence a new service from Shannon Airport to Barcelona (Girona) from the end of March. That service will operate twice weekly, on Tuesdays and Saturdays, from March 29th until the end of October 2022.
The welcome news for Shannon comes as Aer Lingus resumed their services to Boston and New York/JFK. Daily flights to Boston resumed this afternoon while the daily Shannon to New York/JFK service will recommence tomorrow.