Air France commences four new routes

Air France commenced services between Paris CDG and Glasgow on 27 March. The 895-kilometre sector will be operated by the SkyTeam member daily onboard its A318 fleet facing direct competition from easyJet. Seen welcoming the new route to the Scottish city by posing next to the traditional launch cake are Glasgow Airport’s MD Amanda McMillan and Henri de Peyrelongue, SVP – Europe, Air France, along with highland dancers.

  • Air France launched three new routes on 27 March and one on 1 April. The routes included an 895-kilometre link between Paris CDG (CDG) and Glasgow (GLA) that will be operated by the carrier’s A318 fleet. Commenting on the launch to the Scottish city, Amanda McMillan, MD of Glasgow Airport, said: “To be able to officially welcome Air France to Glasgow Airport today (27 March) is fantastic – both for the city and our customers. Air France is a major player in the world of aviation with an extensive route network through its hub at Paris CDG into important global markets such as South America, China, India and Africa. The airline’s introduction of a daily service from Glasgow this summer will play a crucial role in encouraging export led-growth, attracting further inward investment and supporting Scotland’s burgeoning tourism industry.” On the same day the carrier launched a connection from CDG to Biarritz (BIQ). Both new routes from CDG will face direct competition from LCC easyJet. Of Air France’s four new routes, three will face direct competition. The average weekly frequency of the four routes is nine. Vote for Glasgow Airport’s cake in this week’s competition.
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition (WF)
27 March Paris CDG (CDG) Biarritz (BIQ) E170 (14) easyJet (12)
Glasgow (GLA) A318 (7) easyJet (7)
Rennes (RNS) Amsterdam (AMS) E145 (7)
1 April Paris Orly (ORY) Figari (FSC) A32S (8) Air Corsica (4)
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser data for w/c 5 April 2016.

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