Wednesday 28 September 2016

Fans already planning for Euro voyage

Sam Griffin

Published 18/11/2015 | 02:30

Tickets won’t go on sale until after the draw for the group stages takes place on December 12, at which point the times, dates, venues and opponents for Ireland’s games will be revealed
Tickets won’t go on sale until after the draw for the group stages takes place on December 12, at which point the times, dates, venues and opponents for Ireland’s games will be revealed

Fans are already plotting their route to France as travel agents received thousands of enquiries for Euro 2016, which kicks off on June 10.

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Tickets won't go on sale until after the draw for the group stages takes place on December 12, at which point the times, dates, venues and opponents for Ireland's games will be revealed.

However, the uncertainty didn't stop more than 700 fans contacting Abbey Travel, the official travel partner of the FAI, to register their interest by yesterday evening.

Abbey Travel's Kevin Williams said packages on offer would largely be in line with those for Euro 2012 when the single-day packages proved most popular.

"That includes flights, transfers and match tickets with fans returning home after the match that night," Mr Williams said, adding the price for such a trip could be in the region of €399.

Airlines are preparing for an exodus to France with fares spiking around June 10. Ryanair flights from Dublin to Paris, costing €35.99 in the weeks before Euro 2016, rise to about €87.99 when the tournament gets under way.

Irish Independent

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