European airline Transavia is set to launch a new direct flight from Edinburgh to Paris Orly.
The brand, which is the low-cost offering of the Air France-KLM Group, will roll out its new service on April 22, 2016 – giving business travellers another option and business link between Scotland and mainland Europe.
Edinburgh Airport chief executive Gordon Dewar said: “This direct new flight to Paris from Edinburgh is fantastic news; it offers even greater choice and is further confirmation of Edinburgh Airport’s position as a leader for business connectivity between Scotland and the continent.
“Well done to Transavia for recognising the growing demand for connectivity from Edinburgh. Confirmation of this route between Scotland’s capital and the heart of France shows they share similar aspirations for business growth as we do.”
Transavia’s chief commercial officer, Hervé Kozar, said: “This route between two leading European Capitals with four frequencies per week from Edinburgh is a major achievement for us. This scheduling will suit both city breakers and business passengers.”
Mike Cantlay, chairman of VisitScotland, added: “The French market is already a big contributor to our wider tourism economy as well as an opportunity for future tourism growth. French travellers love the romance of Edinburgh and the Highlands beyond. They keep coming back, and at all times of year, so the new year-round service with Transavia will ensure that they continue to visit and enjoy our summer and winter festivals alike.”