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Aer Lingus Regional Launches Dublin-Rennes Route, a Gateway to Paris for the Rugby World Cup

Emerald Airlines is launching new service between Dublin and Rennes, accommodating travelers to the Rugby World Cup. With 15 daily trains serving Paris, passengers can travel directly from Rennes to Paris Montparnasse station.


Emerald Airlines/Aer Lingus Regional ATR 72-600 - Courtesy Emerald Airlines

On Friday (August 25, 2023), Emerald Airlines, the exclusive operator of the Aer Lingus Regional network, announced the launch of new service between Dublin and Rennes, providing a gateway to Paris for the Rugby World Cup. The limited flights will operate over six weeks from Friday September 22nd through Monday October 30, 2023, with one-way fares from €39 as part of a return fare. Flights will operate twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays. From Rennes, customers can travel directly to Paris Montparnasse station by train. Up to 15 daily trains will make the trip, which has an average travel time of approximately one hour and 45 minutes.


In Friday’s announcement, Emerald Airlines’ Head of Commercial, Ian Lough, said,


We are delighted to be providing fans with further access to a number of the exciting World Cup games hosted in Paris. We look forward to welcoming fans on board to cheer on their home team! We encourage passengers to book these highly-anticipated flights soon to avoid disappointment.”

The new route complements the carrier’s existing service between Dublin and Brest, Brittany, which commenced in May 2023. Brittany is also a great option for a fall getaway, with many unique festivals such as the Quai des Bulles Festival, which takes place the last weekend in October.


Aer Lingus Regional's Schedule Between Dublin and Rennes - Courtesy Emerald Airlines/Elucidate Communications

Dublin-based Emerald Airlines is Ireland’s newest regional carrier and the exclusive operator of the Aer Lingus Regional route network. The airline offers a range of solutions including, franchise, wet-lease and private charter flying. Emerald Airlines’ dedicated team of aviation specialists provide customers with customized fleet solutions. Emerald Airlines currently operates Aer Lingus Regional flights from both Dublin and Belfast City airports with over 540 weekly flights on 20 routes to and from 16 airports including Bristol, Birmingham, Exeter, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Isle of Man, Newquay and others. By summer 2023, the carrier will operate over 580 weekly flights across 25 routes.



Source: Emerald Airlines/Elucidate Communications

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