Chalair introduces new seasonal route from Southampton Airport to Caen, Normandy

Normandy-based airline Chalair has announced the launch of a new seasonal destination in France: Caen in Normandy, from Southampton Airport.

Operated by a 70-seat ATR 72 aircraft, the flights will operate every Friday and Sunday from June 28 to September 22.

Alain Battisti, Chairman of Chalair, said: ‘As a Normandy airline based in Caen, Chalair is proud to be part of the region’s touristic offer. Flying from Southampton to Caen, our ambition is to improve the local economy and cultural discoveries, contributing to more exchanges.’

Christopher Tibbett, Aero Director for AGS Airports, which owns Southampton Airport, said: ‘We are thrilled to not only welcome new partner Chalair for what is the airline’s first UK route, but we are also celebrating Southampton Airport’s first-ever service to Caen.

‘Southampton is the only UK airport which will operate a service to the Caen, so we anticipate that the route will be popular with passengers looking to explore this historic French city or those who own second homes in the wider Normandy region.

‘With fantastic 40-minute flight times departing Friday mornings and returning Sunday afternoons, Chalair’s Caen service will also be the ideal destination for a summer weekend getaway.’

The schedule for the flights is: Fridays from June 28 to September 20 for departures from Southampton at 10:30 am, arriving in Caen at 12:15 pm (local time), with return flights departing Caen at 10:00 am and arriving in Southampton at 09:45 am. On Sundays from June 30 to September 22, flights will depart Southampton at 5:15 pm, arriving in Caen at 7:00 pm, with return flights departing Caen at 4:45 pm and arriving in Southampton at 4:30 pm.

Reservations are now open on the Chalair website www.chalair.fr, as well as through travel agencies.