easyJet turned Edinburgh airport into a saucy spectacle to launch its inaugural flight to Paris. Passengers checking in for the first flight from Edinburgh to Paris were greeted by the high flying kicks of the Moulin Rouge girls, whilst indulging in croissants that were provided as an authentic French breakfast.
The new daily Paris route will offer great low fares starting from £27.99 one way including tax. Forward sales for the new route have been strong with over 44,000 passengers expected to travel in the first six months of operation. Over 105,000 thousand passengers have already booked on the new service and the inaugural flight was fully booked with those eager to visit the French capital.
Passengers checking in for the inaugural flight were also offered gifts including maps of the city, a Rugby World Cup guide and a shopping tip and store discount guide, all courtesy of the French Tourist Board, Maison de la France.
Katie Stitson, easyJet Marketing Manager for Scotland, said:
‘We are delighted to be celebrating yet another new route launch from Edinburgh. This direct route to Paris has already proved a popular choice and will offer all Scots the opportunity to experience the French capital from their local airport.’
‘This is the first new route easyJet has launched from Edinburgh this autumn and we look forward to commencing flights to Gdansk and Krakow in October too.’
Edinburgh Airport Managing Director, David Johnston, said:
‘We are delighted to celebrate the start of this new daily service to the French capital with easyJet. It’s great to see the first flight on this route full, and we are confident it will be a very popular service with passengers, whether they are travelling on business or leisure.’
Paris is the most romantic city in the world and ideal for couples and singles alike. A city break is a perfect and affordable way to experience some of Europe’s most beautiful architecture. Stand back in awe at the magnificent sight of the Eiffel Tower, or head down the Champs-Elysees and discover the designer shops such as Cartier and Chanel. Experience the bright lights of the exotic dance shows such as the Moulin Rouge, and the unforgettable Lido. Wind down after all that excitement and relax in anyone of the welcoming cafes; sip fantastic French wine and watch the world stroll by.
Many passengers checking in for the first flight were travelling to Paris to catch Scotland’s Euro 2008 qualifying game against France.