22.03.2002 – 17:47
easyJet announces massive development out of Paris
- Routes to London Luton, Liverpool, Nice, Geneva -
- Four aircraft operating in Paris -
From this summer, easyJet will be flying to four destinations from Paris, as the airline marks the latest phase in its European expansion. By mid-June the airline will have four aircraft operating through the two principal Paris airports (Orly and Charles de Gaulle), providing a total of 15 flights per day.
Paris is the first new city to be added to the easyJet network, and the first major development from London Luton, since services to Malaga were started in October 1999.
The details are as follows:
Airport Destination Frequency Start date One-way
per day fares from*
de Gaulle Liverpool 2 2 May £17.50
Paris Orly Geneva 4 10 May £13.80**
Paris CDG London Luton 5 12 June £17.50
Paris CDG Nice 4 18 June £13.80**
easyJet also announces today frequency increases on existing routes:
Airport Destination Increas Start date One-way
Liverpool Nice From 1 to 2 1 May £32.50
Liverpool Belfast From 6 to 7 1 May £15.00
Geneva Nice From 2 to 3 10 May £16.90**
London Luton Belfast From 5 to 6 13 June £17.50
Ray Webster, easyJet Chief Executive, said:
"Today's announcement is great news for consumers as it means that Parisians will now have the option of flying with a genuine low-cost airline with a proven track record of low fares and profitability. In the next 12 months we hope to carry in excess of one million passengers through Paris.
"This marks the culmination of a great deal of effort to obtain take-off and landing slots in Paris. But it is only just the beginning and we hope to be able to fulfil our ambition to be able to make Paris one of our major European hubs.
"It is an important principle of our short-haul low-fare business that customers should have convenient access to our services. By launching our services through both Orly and Charles de Gaulle, it gives us an opportunity to provide this convenience to 10 million Parisians, whether they live to the North or the South."
* fares are one-way inclusive of tax when booking online
** EUR:£ conversion of 1.63 correct at 21 March 2002. Routes not touching the UK can only be bought in EUR
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