easyJet reveals Glasgow Paris addition

easyJet has announced it will
introduce flights from Glasgow International Airport to Paris Charles De
Gaulle. The new daily service will commence on 29 October.

The airline, which carried close to 2 million passengers from its
Glasgow base in the last year, expects to carry almost 100,000
passengers on this new route in the first 12 months of operation.  This
is the eighth new route easyJet has announced from Scotland this year
and now offers a total of 28 routes, 108 daily departures from four
Scottish Airports making easyJet the largest low-fares airline in

This autumn easyJet will also commence services from Edinburgh to Paris
(CDG) on 10 September, Krakow on 29 October and Gdansk on 30 October. 

David Osborne, easyJet UK General Manager, commented:

“There is great demand in Scotland for direct low-fares flights to main
city airports and following the success of the airline’s new routes
launched from Glasgow last year and Edinburgh this year, this new route
from Glasgow to Paris reflects easyJet’s commitment to Scotland.”


“easyJet’s new Paris flight will be the only direct link between Glasgow
International Airport and Paris’ main city airport, Charles de Gaulle,
and the route is expected to be popular for business travellers as well
as those looking for a few days of culture or a shopping trip away”

Managing Director of Glasgow Airport, Gordon Dewar, said:

“This is excellent news from easyJet and a real boost for our passengers
who will now be able to fly direct to the French capital from Glasgow.

“Paris is an exciting city, well known for its cafe culture and
architecture, and these new daily flights make it an ideal short break
destination. This route is also an important new commercial link, and we
are confident it will prove popular with holidaymakers and business
travellers alike.

“We welcome easyJet’s commitment to Glasgow and look forward to working
with the airline to ensure the success of this new route.”

VisitScotland is the organisation responsible for attracting leisure
tourism to Glasgow and Scotland. Tom McWilliam, VisitScotland Area
Director for Glasgow, said:

“easyJet’s new Glasgow-Paris service is one of the most exciting
developments in recent years for leisure tourism to Glasgow and
Scotland. It comes at a time when international visitors to Scotland are
rising—up 17% in 2006—so a new service to Glasgow from one of our
largest European markets presents a real opportunity for marked progress
towards 50% growth in tourism revenues by 2015.”

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.