easyJet, the UK-based low-fares airline, has started a new route from London Southend Airport to Paris Charles de Gaulle, considered the world’s most romantic city and among the most preferred holiday destinations in Europe.
The new route, which commenced on February 26, 2016, is easyJet’s 15th from London Southend. Flights to Paris are now operating four times weekly, all year round. The airline is expected to carry 50,000 passengers a year between London Southend and the French Capital.
Dubbed the ‘City of Light,’ Paris is a preferred city break destination for travellers looking for its exceptional architecture – the iconic buildings, its high quality restaurants and romantic night cruises down the River Seine. One of the most culturally rich cities in the world, Paris is full of galleries. It is also the capital of fashion, home to some of the world’s most renowned designer houses.
Neil Slaven, UK Commercial Manager at easyJet, said: ‘We’re delighted to be adding a new route to Paris and it’s great to be here today to witness the first flight from the airport. Our Paris routes across the network have proved extremely popular in both the summer and winter owing to its world famous attractions for the leisure market and link for business passengers it brings. We are able to make it easy and affordable to reach both sides of the route providing value for British and French passengers.’
Glyn Jones, CEO Stobart Aviation, said: ‘It is great to have another easyJet service to and from London Southend, hot on the heels of Lyon and Lanzarote. This will provide even greater choice for passengers flying from the airport and we wish them every success.’
London Southend Airport currently has flights to 17 destinations with easyJet – viz. Amsterdam, Alicante, Barcelona, Faro, Geneva, Ibiza, Jersey, Lyon, Malaga, Menorca, Majorca, Paris, Tenerife and Venice. The Airport has been named the ‘Best Airport in Britain’ by ‘Which?’ magazine for three years in a row from 2013 to 2015.
easyJet carries over 65 million passengers annually, of which more than 12 million are business travellers. The UK-based airline flies over 240 aircraft on more than 780 routes to over 130 airports across 32 countries.