The direct routes between Edinburgh and the rest of Europe keep coming – with today’s launch of Transavia’s Edinburgh to Paris flights becoming the latest addition to the network.
Just 12 months after launching its connections between Dublin and Paris, the low-cost airline of the Air France-KLM Group is rolling out its first UK flights to Paris Orly operating from both Edinburgh and London Luton airports.
The airline will offer more than 140,000 seats this summer, with sales opening for its next winter season on Tuesday, 26 April.
Transavia operates scheduled and charter flights to more than 110 destinations, primarily in Europe and Northern Africa. It has 50 years’ experience and carries 11 million passengers a year using a young and environmentally friendly fleet.
Its Edinburgh-Paris route will operate four weekly flights on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, with one way fares from €40 (£31*) per person including taxes and VAT. Both routes will be operated on B737-800 aircraft offering 189 seats.
The airline says there has been growing demand for connectivity from Scotland and it has, therefore, risen to the challenge with the launch of its new services out of Edinburgh. The carrier has also recently embarked on a new course, with a greater focus on business passengers and attractive fares.
Paris Orly Airport remains the busiest French airport for domestic traffic and the second busiest French airport overall in terms of passenger boarding. Located eight miles South of Paris, it’s the closest airport to the city centre of the French capital. It specialises in point to point traffic to metropolitan destinations, Europe, North Africa and overseas. The airport has a featured business centre which offers a quiet private room for business passengers to hold meetings.
For business travellers, Transavia says it offer particularly attractive fares, which already include special services for greater comfort and flexibility such as its ‘Max fare’ enabling passengers to change names on bookings and flight details up to two hours before their flight without a fee, choose every available seat and use Fast track security lanes at selected airports.
Hervé Kozar, chief commercial officer for Transavia, said: “2016 is a year of strong growth for Transavia. The opening of these two new destinations is part of our strategy to expand our development in Northern Europe. Our first flights London Luton-Paris Orly and Edinburgh-Paris Orly, aim at offering city breakers the enchantments of discovering Paris and business travellers an attractive fares with a valuable service.”
Gordon Dewar, Edinburgh Airport’s chief executive, added: “This new direct route between Edinburgh and Paris Orly provides yet more evidence of Edinburgh being a thriving business and tourist destination. We welcome Transavia to Edinburgh Airport and are delighted that they are launching this service offering our passengers yet more choice and increased connectivity.”