France Airport Guide


Tuesday, 21 April 2009

New routes for easyJet

easyJet are set to lauinch several new routes from Luton airport including a direct flight to Montpellier airport.

These new routes are due to start in July 2009.

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Friday, 10 April 2009

Carcassonne airport instals security cameras

Due to in increasing number of passengers year after year, Carcassonne airport has had to comply with French Civil Aviation authorities (DGAC, Direction Générale de l'Aviation Civile) and install security cameras throughout Carcassonne airport.

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Perpignan airport set for refurbishment

I have just seen this interesting article online written by John Fairclough. Thanks John for your thoughts.

Perpignan Airport will this year receive 980,000 € for urgent modernisation, which will include a new aeronautic zone to enable new businesses, resurfacing of the existing runway, and improvement to the airport fencing.

This figure represents a 70% contribution to the total sum of 1.4m € budgeted by the Airport Syndicate, which also comprises the Perpignan-Mediteranee Local authority. So Perpignan Airport is the second biggest recipient of grant aid after Montpellier, which has been granted 2,088,998 € to develop new routes, and boost those existing ones.

Perpignan, if this is ratified, should continue to see passenger growth; some 458,000 passengers used it in 2008, a 35,000 increase over 2007.

Put another way, Perpignan airport received 18% more passengers in quarter 3 of 2008 than in the same period a year earlier. These figures, supplied by the local Chamber of Commerce, showed an important increase (39%) in International Passengers. Of the total of 172,709 passengers in this period, 91,484 were International. This follows several years of decline, coinciding with the rapid development of Girona Airport, which has become a sort of alternative for North Catalonia, thanks to its wide variety of destinations. It finished 2008 with a total of 5.5 million passengers, some 13.6% more than in 2007.

Girona’s success ,and the improvements at Perpignan,are partially thanks to economic and political initiatives, including those of “Sud”, unveiled in Barcelona in January this year, for the approval of the Governments to involve private companies in the running of the airports, following the system used all over Europe. In the short term, however Roussillon hopes are pinned on a new route, Perpignan to Bristol, due to open this July.

Friday, 3 April 2009

easyJet sale on flights to France

easyJet has just announced a sale with up to 20% off all flights to France and Italy.

This sale is only running for 5 days and concerns travel between 15th April 2009 to 15th July 2009.

For more information and to book your flights click here.