There’s a busy day ahead at Cork Airport.
Hundreds of Irish rugby fans will descend on the travel hub today, with three full flights departing for Paris Charles de Gaulle.
With services being operated by Aer Lingus, Air France and AeroItalia (a charter flight operating on behalf of Irish travel agencies), the terminal building will be awash with green jerseys, hats, and scarves.
“As Ireland prepares to take on the All-Blacks in Stade de France on Saturday night, the team at Cork Airport are gearing up for a busy day today with hundreds of Irish rugby fans expected to travel to Paris,” said Barry Holland, Communications Manager at Cork Airport.
“We have three direct services today, all fully booked, and we expect more passengers to travel via some of the major hub airports, with which Cork Airport is so well connected. There will be no scrums at Cork Airport today and all our passengers can expect an efficient, friendly airport experience complemented by excellent security times.”
Since the commencement of the Rugby World Cup last month, Cork Airport says it has provided Irish rugby fans with the best air connectivity to France outside of Dublin.
While hundreds will fly direct to the French capital today, hundreds more will fly to some of the major hub airports of London, Manchester, Amsterdam, and Frankfurt and then connect onwards to Paris.