Porto Airport celebrated the start of Aigle Azur’s flights from Lyon on 31 March by greeting passengers as they stepped off the aircraft with a single rose. Inaugural passengers were also treated to a slice of traditional route launch cake. Flights will operate thrice-weekly.
Aigle Azur commenced services from Lyon to Porto and Dakar, with the latter operating via the carrier’s existing Marseille services to the capital of Senegal. Seen speaking at a press conference about the new routes are David Thompson, Head of Route Development, Lyon Airport, and Tiago Martins, Deputy Commercial Director of Aigle Azur.
- Aigle Azur commenced two new connections from Lyon (LYS) recently, starting on 28 March with a link between the French city and Dakar (DKR) in Senegal, a route that will operate via the carrier’s existing Marseille operation twice-weekly (Mondays and Saturdays). The 4,041-kilometre connection to the African destination will face no direct competition. The second route launched from Lyon was to Porto (OPO) on 31 March, a 1,212-kilometre link that will be flown by the carrier thrice-weekly (Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays). Services to Porto will face direct competition from easyJet and Transavia, which combined already offer 14 weekly flights. Lyon is the second route from Porto for Aigle Azur. The carrier has been flying from the Portuguese city since 2006 when it launched services from Paris Orly. Both of Aigle Azur’s new connections will be flown by the airline’s 174-seat A320 fleet. Vote for Porto Airport’s cake in this week’s competition. Vote for Porto Airport’s FTWA in this week’s competition.