Sunday 30th May: Summer officially arrived in Galway on Saturday as Aer Arann’s Lorient route took to the skies for the first time this year.

Operating every Saturday, with the introduction of a Tuesday flight from June 22nd, the route offers holiday makers a convenient link with the stunning Brittany region of France, direct from Galway Airport.

Aer Arann senior cabin attendent Vicky Rogers welcomes Helen and Amy Fahy to the first Aer Arann flight of the season from Galway Airport to Lorient on Saturday.

Passengers departing for Lorient on Saturday were treated to a celebratory reception prior to departure as the airline and airport marked the inaugural flight of 2010.

Already proving popular with new and existing customers, flights with Aer Arann to Lorient start from €79 one way including taxes. Visit for further information and to make a booking.

Commenting on the inaugural flight Andrew Kelly, Corporate Affairs Director at Aer Arann said “We’re delighted to welcome both new and regular passengers on board our seasonal Lorient flight. The route has proved consistently popular over the years, not only outbound from the west and mid-west of Ireland but also outbound as we welcome our French neighbours to Ireland and show them all that Galway and surrounding regions have to offer”.

Michael Moloney, Marketing Manager at Galway Airport said “Lorient continues to grow in popularity and i have no doubt that we will add extra passengers onto the route this summer as people from the midlands now have easier and quicker access to the airport by using the new M6 motorway – it couldn’t be easier to get to us”.

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.