• More Than 5,000 French Rugby Fans To Land At Dublin Airport This Weekend

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    March 08, 2019

    Dublin Airport will welcome more than 5,000 French rugby supporters flying in for the much anticipated Six Nations clash between Ireland and France at the Aviva Stadium this Sunday.

    More than 70 extra flights have been added to Dublin Airport’s flight schedule this weekend to help get the fans to le match and back home again. There are special flights from cities in France such as Paris, Grenoble, Carcassonne, Bordeaux, Nantes, Toulouse, Marseilles, Lyon and Montpellier.

    “The French rugby fans travel in great numbers and there is always a fantastic atmosphere at the airport whenever they come to Dublin for matches,” said Dublin Airport spokeswoman Siobhán O’Donnell.

    “Airlines are also reporting high load factors on all existing scheduled routes from France this weekend. Dublin Airport will have extra staff on duty to cope with the large numbers expected through the airport on Monday when the majority of fans return home,” she added.

    The match will be shown on TV screens in both terminals on Sunday afternoon.

    Siobhan O'Donnell, External Communications Officer
    01 8144108


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