easyJet adds Paris, Edinburgh route

23rd May 2007

easyJet has unveiled plans to launch another new route from Edinburgh to Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport. The new daily service to the French capital will launch on 10 September 2007, and seats go on sale later today at easyJet.com with fares from just £27.99 one way (£48.99 return) including tax.

This new flight to Paris is expected to be popular with business and leisure passengers alike, as easyJet is the only airline not to impose a fuel surcharge on this or any other route.

Katie Stitson, easyJet Marketing Manager for Scotland, said:
“easyJet now offers a choice of 14 routes from Edinburgh and is Scotland’s largest low-cost airline.  We are delighted to be announcing the addition of Paris, our sixth new route this year. This follows the launch of Madrid, Munich, Milan and Palma earlier this year and the new route to Dortmund, which launches on 30 May.”
In March we introduced the fourth aircraft based in our operation at Edinburgh, naming it after the city to represent our commitment.  Today’s announcement further reflects our ambition for growth at our Edinburgh base.

Edinburgh Airport Managing Director David Johnston said:
“We are delighted to see our growing route network expand further with this announcement from easyJet, which has already started operating five other new services from Edinburgh this year alone. The French capital is a fantastic destination, particularly for short breaks, and we are confident that this route will also prove very popular with business travellers and mirror the success of easyJet’s existing services from Edinburgh.”

Denise Hill, VisitScotland’s Head of International Marketing, said: 
“France has long been an important tourism market to Scotland and the launch of a new direct route by easyJet between Paris and Edinburgh will certainly drive it forward. The French have always enjoyed touring, walking and golfing holidays in Scotland, but kicking off as it does, at the end of the year, this route presents an exciting opportunity to increase the number of French citybreakers visiting Edinburgh in the quieter winter months - and not least for Christmas shopping and the Winter Festivals.”
Paris - the most romantic city in the world, is an ideal break for couples and singles alike. The architects amongst us will be awe-inspired by the Eiffel Tower, which is a sight to behold, although not for the faint-hearted if you’re thinking of travelling to the very top! The city has museums aplenty, not forgetting Le Louvre, which has renewed attention since The Da Vinci Code graced the big screen, where the Mona Lisa draws crowds from across the world. The cafe culture of the Parisians is renowned and is a fantastic distraction from sightseeing where you can sip fantastic French wine and watch the world go by.



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