Flybe’s new service to Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport offers potential global access to over 250 onward destinations worldwide.
It is expected to be popular for Devon tourists and business executives flying to mainland Europe and is predicted to attract more French visitors to the county. The new service from Exeter International Airport started at Easter and prices are from £29 with Flybe.The Paris CDG service builds on the airport’s developing French connection following Flybe’s recent addition of flights to Brest.
Councillor Brian Greenslade, Deputy Leader of Devon County Council, said: “The launch of this service puts Exeter International Airport into the premier league.
“While Exeter still remains a local airport from which thousands of people can enjoy their holiday flights, and scheduled services to various UK and European destinations, the launch of the double daily flight to Paris Charles De Gaulle brings Exeter into the truly International league with the possibility of connecting worldwide to over 250 destinations.
“The beneficial impact on business will help Devon County Council’s drive to help regenerate the county economy. I have been pleased to work with officers of the County Council to help Flybe bring this new service about. It is also a tribute to the excellent reputation our staff at Exeter International Airport enjoy.”
Councillor Richard Westlake, Chairman of Exeter International Airport’s management board, said: “This is fantastic news and a bright new chapter in the continuing success story that Exeter International Airport represents.
“Thanks to terrific team work between the Airport, Devon County Council and Flybe we’ve got a great new service for the people of Devon… so it’s Paris here we come!”
Jim French, (left of picture) managing director, flybe said: “Flybe would like to pay tribute to Devon County Council, business leaders and EDAL for creating a positive framework for this exciting route to be launched. Airports are catalysts of economic growth for regions and we are pleased to pay tribute to EDAL and its owners, Devon County Council, for recognising and encouraging that role.”