Birmingham Airport is set to welcome two new routes to Paris and Lyon with easyJet.
The UK’s largest airline is ready to take off for the first time this winter to Paris Charles de Gaulle and Lyon. Flights to Paris will operate daily and planes to Lyon will depart three times a week on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays.
The addition of the two French cities to easyJet’s Birmingham network means the airline now offers 13 domestic and international routes from the airport and they join existing popular beach and city destinations including Amsterdam, Geneva, Milan, Naples, Lisbon, Faro and Palma de Mallorca.
Seats are now available on easyJet.com and via the mobile app meaning customers can book early to get the best fares, from £26.99. To accompany this announcement easyJet holidays, the UK’s fastest growing tour operator, is offering city break packages on the brand new routes. Starting from £199, packages include 23kg luggage, flights and hotel, at unbeatable value.
The new French services are among nine new routes easyJet has launched today (Thursday, May 25) from the UK, to destinations ranging across the UK, France, Morocco, Tunisia and Iceland.
easyJet says the launch of these new routes from the UK follows the company’s return to growth this summer in the UK which will also see easyJet operate its biggest ever UK summer flying programme, flying around eight per cent more capacity than pre-pandemic, over one million more seats in peak summer and 23 new routes from the UK.
The airline recently announced plans to open a new three-aircraft base at Birmingham in spring 2024, an investment that will create around 100 direct jobs for pilots and crew in the UK and support around 1200 jobs in total. The company says the move strengthens easyJet’s network by positioning it as the carrier of choice to serve UK consumers and capture the continued demand for travel, further growing its share of the UK leisure market for both the airline and easyJet holidays.
Since launching nearly 30 years ago, easyJet has flown over 800 million customers to and from the UK, having grown to serve 21 UK airports, offering over 480 routes to over 130 airports from the UK across Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.
What has easyJet and Birmingham Airport said about the new flights in their own words?
Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager commented: “We’re delighted to announce our new routes and package holidays from Birmingham to Paris and Lyon, which will enable our customers in the midlands to explore even more fantastic destinations across Europe, reconnect with loved ones and do business.
“The launch of these new services ahead of our base opening in Birmingham next spring demonstrates our confidence in the resilient strength of demand for travel in the UK, with customers choosing us for our trusted brand, unrivalled network and great value fares and we can’t wait to welcome more customers on board.”
Tom Screen, aviation director for Birmingham Airport, said:“Fresh off the back of the superb news about easyJet’s plan to base three of its aircraft at BHX from March 2024, they hit us with more.
“Lyon and Paris and are wonderful additions to easyJet’s BHX flight roster. Paris is renowned for its iconic landmarks, museums and cuisine, while Lyon is famed for its gastronomic scene, historic old town and picturesque riverfront.
“Bolstering capacity to the French capital and starting services to currently unserved Lyon have been key priorities for BHX since the first iteration of Flybe when out of business back in 2020.”