Emerald Airlines Follows Ryanair Route with Rugby Flights

Emerald Airlines Follows Ryanair Route with Rugby Flights
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Emerald Airlines, which operates Aer Lingus Regional flights, has followed Ryanair’s route of offering extra flights for the upcoming Rugby World Cup.

Specifically, the carrier will be offering services between Dublin and Rennes, with passengers able to take advantage of up to 15 daily trains into Paris for the event.

Such flights will operate over a six-week period between September 20-October 30.

Emerald Airlines Catering to the Following Rugby Flights…

Emerald Airlines Follows Ryanair Route with Rugby Flights
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It is understood that Emerald Airlines will cater to flights based on the following Rugby World Cup fixtures that are upcoming:

  • Ireland v South Africa: 23rd September 
  • Ireland v Scotland: 7th October 
  • Quarter Final 2 & 4: 14th and 15th October 
  • Semi Final 1 & 2: 20th and 21st of October
  • Final: 28th of October 

Commenting on these flight additions was Ian Lough, the Head of Commercial at the airline:

“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.”

Emerald Airlines are following in the footsteps of Ryanair who earlier this month announced plans to put on additional flights for the rugby. It is as follows:

FixtureFlights on Offer
England vs. Argentina – 9th September 2023London Stansted-Marseille: 7-8-9 Sept.
Manchester-Marseille: 8 Sept.
Marseille-London Stansted: 10-11 Sept.
Marseille-Manchester: 10 Sept.
Scotland vs. South Africa – 10th September 2023Edinburgh-Marseille: 9 Sept.
Marseille-Edinburgh: 11 Sept.
England vs. Japan – 17th September 2023London Stansted-Nice: 16 Sept.
Nice-London Stansted: 18 Sept.
Scotland vs. Ireland – 7th October 2023Edinburgh-Paris: 6-7 Oct.
Paris-Edinburgh: 8-9 Oct.
Quarter Final Fixtures TBC – 14-15 October 2023London Stansted-Marseille: 13-14 Oct.
Manchester-Marseille: 13 Oct.
Marseille-London Stansted: 16 Oct.

It remains clear that these flights could prove to be lucrative for carriers such as Emerald Airlines and Ryanair, with all eyes on both carriers to see how they perform.

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