Shannon Airport Group has confirmed that its Shannon to Paris service, run by the low-cost Spanish Vueling Airlines, will cease from 14 June next.

The much-anticipated service only launched last September with a twice weekly service from Shannon to Paris Orly airport every Monday and Friday.

Demand for the service from the Mid West airport had been growing, but it appears capacity issues at Paris Orly airport prevented the service from continuing.

The airline has announced that it is ceasing its operations from both Shannon and Cork airports from June.

In a statement, Shannon Airport Group expressed its disappointment at the decision by Vueling Airlines.

A spokesperson for the Shannon group said: "We are disappointed that Vueling Airlines will cease its Paris service from both Shannon and Cork Airports in June. We understand the reason for this is in relation to capacity issues at Orly Airport.

"Our team worked hard to secure this destination for the region, and we will continue to work with Vueling Airlines to secure further destination options in the future," the spokesperson said.

"We are seeing strong recovery due to pent-up demand for travel. Our 2023 summer schedule offers 32 destinations from Shannon Airport to 11 countries across Europe, the UK and USA," they added.

The Shannon group said it will "now be exploring alternative opportunities with other airlines to provide a Paris service for our passengers".