Glasgow Airport strengthens its French connection
19 January 2012
Glasgow Airport has landed more new routes for 2012 after a major holiday company announced plans to launch direct flights to three of France’s most popular cities.
France Travel Services is set to offer flight only and holiday packages to Nantes, Lyon and Paris, and expects to carry in excess of 10,000 passengers in its first year.
This will be the first time Glasgow Airport has offered direct flights to the beautiful city of Nantes. The city, which is the birthplace of the world famous crepe, is renowned for its seafood and fine wine and is expected to be a popular choice with food and drink aficionados.
The introduction of a summer service to the magnificent city of Lyon, a gastronomic and historical city with a vibrant cultural scene, will also be a first for Glasgow.
With almost 40 years experience in the travel business, France Travel Services - part of the Stewart Travel Group - is well placed to provide flights and holiday packages to travellers looking to enjoy the sun, take in some spectacular architecture and enjoy world class cuisine.
The weekly flights to Lyon, Nantes and Paris will take off on 16 May 2012 and will run throughout the busy summer season.
Glasgow Airport commercial director, Francois Bourienne added: "We welcome France Travel Services’ decision to launch its new services, which will further strengthen our route network. This is great news for Glasgow Airport and our customers and it clearly demonstrates that despite the current economic climate, there is still a strong demand for international travel."
Willie Stewart, managing director of France Travel Services, said: "We are delighted to offer our new weekly direct flights to Nantes, Lyon and Paris, providing Scotland with direct links to the west coast beach resorts of Brittany & Vendee, the cultural and gastronomical delights of Lyon in the Rhône-Alpes region and the ever popular Paris."
For flight information and to book check out www.francetravelservices.com or call 0845 872 4441.