Aer Lingus was quick away from the stand once Munster has beaten Toulon in their epic Champions Cup Final on Saturday.
They have announced additional flights to the French City of Bordeaux where the semifinal against Racing 92 will be staged on either Saturday 21st or Sunday 22nd of April.
The decision on which game is played on which day will be critical for fans looking to secure their return from France, with Aer Lingus scheduled service departing Sunday at 16:35 and the additional flight on at 23:25.
If the game was scheduled for Sunday afternoon, the earlier flight might be too early and with Monday’s and Tuesday’s flights already sold out, it will require an eating into annual leave or a very understanding employer.
The Saturday flight out is already sold out suggesting fans are banking on a Sunday fixture. The additional Aer Lingus flight will leave at 15:00 on Friday 20th, two hours after that day’s scheduled service.
“We are delighted to continue our support for Irish rugby with these additional flights to Bordeaux for Munster fans,” said Aer Lingus Director of Communications, Declan Kearney.
“As official airline to the Irish Rugby team, we are delighted to continue to bring home advantage for our provincial teams to rugby stadia abroad. We wish Munster the very best of luck.”
Ryanair’s scheduled services from Cork to Bordeaux do not commence until June 1st. They do not fly from Dublin but the nearest service to La Rochelle is already sold out for the Friday departure.
It looks like a case of planes, trains, boats and automobiles will need to be called upon by the Munster faithful.
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