The very first easyJet flight to Paris takes off today, with the launch of services between Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Paris Charles De Gaulle.
This twice-daily service is already proving very popular, and sales have been strong in both Paris and Liverpool. But with fares from as little as £17.50 one-way including taxes, it`s hardly surprising!
To celebrate the launch, easyJet staff will be on hand to offer passengers booked onto the inaugural flight a celebratory snack and drink. A traditional French accordion player will entertain people and special guest, Gerard Houllier, will officially launch this new easyJet route.
The start of this new service takes the total number of easyJet routes from Liverpool to nine. To accommodate the airline`s expansion in the North West, a sixth aircraft will be based at the airport, providing the additional capacity to service the new Paris route, as well as increases in the number of daily flights to Belfast and Nice.
Today`s flight marks the arrival of easyJet in Paris, and three more services will start shortly from the French capital. Flights between Paris Orly and Geneva start on 10 May, between Paris Charles de Gaulle and London Luton on 12 June, and between Paris Charles de Gaulle and Nice on 18 June.
To celebrate the arrival of low-cost services in Paris, easyJet has painted one of its aircraft with the words “2 steak frites ou 1 vol?” to illustrate just how low its fares are!