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Eastern Airways launches Paris CDG flights from East Midlands Airport ahead of Olympics 2024

Eastern Airways launches a new route to Paris Charles de Gaulle from East Midlands Airport.


Charles de Gaulle (CDG) is one of the busiest airports in the world, offering connections to 276 destinations across the globe and served by more than 100 airlines. It is the principal hub for Air France which alone flies to more than 180 destinations from CDG.


Eastern Airways switched its Paris destination from Orly to CDG over Easter and since then, Air France has introduced the option to directly book a point-to-point journey, from EMA to any of its worldwide destinations via CDG, at This means that holidays in a wide range of places in America, Canada, South America, Africa, India, the Middle East, Far East and elsewhere are now an easy option via EMA.

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The Eastern Airways connection to CDG also comes ahead of Paris hosting the 2024 Olympic and paralympic Games from 26 July to 11 August this year, with France becoming the focus for sports fans around the world.


Steve Griffiths, Managing Director at East Midlands Airport, said: “Ongoing connectivity via a major European hub has been a strategic aim of this airport for some time. I’m therefore delighted that this partnership with Eastern Airways and Air France opens up global destinations within one stop of East Midlands Airport for our customers.

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“While most of our customers will continue to choose us to effortlessly reach their favourite European holiday destinations, we hope they and new customers will be attracted by this new option to use EMA as the starting point for travel to destinations much further afield.” 

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Roger Hage, Commercial Director at Eastern Airways, said: “We are delighted to be extending our partnership with Air France and opening wider connectivity to Europe’s second biggest city for both business and leisure travellers.


“The first year has seen strong demand and notable growth throughout, which given the significance of Paris and France hosting the 2024 Olympics & Paralympics in the months ahead, the welcome move to Charles De Gaulle will help improve direct access year-round to France including Disneyland Paris.”


The new service operates into T3 (terminal 3) Paris CDG with all fares including complimentary on-board service and operating on low-emission 72-seat ATR aircraft, growing the East Midlands Airport base for Eastern Airways. There will be two departing flights and two returning flights per day six days a week, with Saturdays added during the summer holidays including the period the Olympics are underway. 

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