New direct flight between Edinburgh and Paris announced

A new direct flight between Edinburgh and Paris has been announced.
Transavia – the low-cost airline of the Air France-KLM Group – will operate four weekly flights on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

The flights between Edinburgh Airport and Paris Orly will begin in April next year.

Edinburgh Airport chief executive Gordon Dewar said: “Well done to Transavia for recognising the growing demand for connectivity from Edinburgh.

“Confirmation of this route between Scotland’s capital and the heart of France shows they share similar aspirations for business growth as we do.”

Herve Kozar, chief commercial officer of Transavia, said: “This route between two leading European capitals with four frequencies per week from Edinburgh is a major achievement for us.

“This scheduling will suit both city breakers and business passengers.”

The announcement was also welcomed by tourism bosses.

Mike Cantlay, chairman of VisitScotland, said: “The French market is already a big contributor to our wider tourism economy as well as an opportunity for future tourism growth.

“French travellers love the romance of Edinburgh and the Highlands beyond.

“They keep coming back, and at all times of year, so the new year-round service with Transavia will ensure that they continue to visit and enjoy our summer and winter festivals alike.”

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