Lyon’s latest link – Lorient. The new French domestic route will be flown 11 times weekly by the UK regional airline’s 29-seat Jetstream 41s (Photos – Michel Renac).
- Eastern Airways began operations on a new route from Lorient (LRT) to Lyon (LYS)on 5 January, building on its presence in the French domestic market which already features services from Dijon to Toulouse and Bordeaux. Flown by the UK regional carrier’s fleet mainstay — its 29-seat Jetstream 41s — the 689-kilometre sector will be flown 11 times weekly, with double daily flights Monday-Friday, along with a single Sunday rotation. Although there is no existing competition, the Lorient to Lyon route was operated by HOP! until 31 December 2013.