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(Thursday, 20th January 2011) Aer Arann today announced the return of its popular summer service to Lorient offering holiday makers a convenient link with the Brittany region of France, direct from Galway and Waterford airports.

Beginning on 4th June, the two flights direct to Lorient from Galway and Waterford will operate every Saturday until the end of August. Fares begin at €69.99 one way, including taxes and flights are available for booking on

Commenting on the announcement, Andrew Kelly, Director of Corporate Affairs, Aer Arann said, “We are delighted to re-introduce our seasonal Lorient service. This route has proved extremely popular over the years, not only among passengers travelling outbound from Ireland but also among our French neighbours, visiting Galway, Waterford and the surrounding areas.”

Michael Moloney, Marketing Manager, Galway Airport said, “Galway Airport is delighted with today’s announcement. Lorient is an extremely attractive destination for holiday-goers from the west of Ireland and we are very confident that this route will continue to grow in popularity this year as it has in previous years.”

Graham Doyle, Chief Executive, South East Regional Airport Waterford said, “We’re delighted to see the return of the Waterford-Lorient service and we are in no doubt that it will continue to attract summer passengers to and from Waterford and beyond.”

Lorient, Brittany’s fourth largest city, is a gateway to one of France’s most outstanding regions. Brittany comprises rugged coastlines with some of the world’s most breathtaking views. It features more than 4,000 chateaux, manors and medieval homes and is an ideal destination for water sports enthusiasts, lovers of fine cuisine and seafood, and anyone fascinated by legends and history. Visit for further information.

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