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Low Cost Airline Transavia Starts New UK Routes

Posted: 22nd April 2016

The Air France-KLM Group’s low cost airline welcomes its first UK passengers from London Luton and Edinburgh to Paris.

The Edinburgh-Paris route will operate 4 weekly flights on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, with one way fares from £31 per person including taxes and VAT. Both routes will be operated on B737-800 aircraft offering 189 seats.

For business travellers the airline offers particularly attractive fares. These already include special services for greater comfort and flexibility such as its  ‘Max fare’ enabling passengers to change names on bookings and flight details up to 2 hours before their flight without a fee, choose every available seat and use Fast track security lanes at selected airports.

Hervé Kozar, Chief Commercial Officer Transavia said: “2016 is a year of strong growth for Transavia. The opening of these two new destinations is part of our strategy to expand our development in Northern Europe. Our first flights London Luton-Paris Orly and Edinburgh-Paris Orly, aim at offering city breakers the enchantments of discovering Paris and business travellers an attractive fares with a valuable service.”

Gordon Dewar, Edinburgh Airport’s Chief Executive, added “This new direct route between Edinburgh and Paris Orly provides yet more evidence of Edinburgh being a thriving business and tourist destination. We welcome Transavia to Edinburgh Airport and are delighted that they are launching this service offering our passengers yet more choice and increased connectivity.”

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