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Fights from East Midlands Airport to Paris Charles de Gaulle commence

Eastern Airways, the UK’s regional airline, yesterday commenced Paris services to the main hub of Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris.

Operated in cooperation with Air France, both East Midlands and Southampton airports Paris services have moved to Charles De Gaulle airport, following securing slots at Air France’s key world-wide connections hub.

This swap also coincides with the Summer 2024 Olympics & Paralympics as France becomes the sporting focus in the coming months.

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The East Midlands and Southampton services which commenced in 2023 offering the only direct year-round travel to the capital city follow changes to the Air France network in Orly, switching to France’s biggest airport hub of Charles De Gaulle bringing a significant growth in the Air France connections available while still maintaining the direct capital access and direct links to Disneyland Paris among many key attractions.

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The services operated by Eastern Airways  are bookable at and  via Air France which includes onward connectivity, Air France being part of the Air France-KLM Group.

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“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 travelers.

“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.” says Roger Hage, Commercial Director, Eastern Airways.

Steve Griffiths, Managing Director at East Midlands Airport, added:

“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.

“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.”

Christopher Tibbett, Group Head of Airline Relations and Marketing for Southampton Airport, said:

“This is a fantastic route announcement from Air France and Eastern Airways offering a great addition to our summer schedule at Southampton in 2024, building on partner airline KLM’s flights to Amsterdam.

“The service to Charles-De-Gaulle will deliver quick and convenient connectivity to one of Europe’s greatest destinations, will be very popular with our passengers from Southampton and the wider Hampshire region.”

The new Paris Charles-De-Gaulle service operates into T3 (terminal 3) CDG with all fares including our complimentary on-board service and operating on low-emission 72-seat ATR aircraft, growing the East-Midlands Airport base for Eastern Airways. Air France will sell seats via an interline agreement offering expanded world-wide connectivity on the Air France-KLM Group carrier network.

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