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easyJet continues Scottish expansion with new Glasgow - Marseille route

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easyJet, Europe’s leading and Scotland’s largest airline, is to further expand its Scottish network with the announcement of a new route from Glasgow to Marseille.  

The new summer service, which is expected to carry 10,000 annually, commences on 29 June 2016 and is Glasgow’s first direct connection to Marseille. Flights will operate twice weekly on Wednesday’s and Saturday’s with fares starting from £33.49 one way per person.  

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s Head of Scotland, said: "As Scotland’s largest airline we are pleased to further strengthen our network with the announcement of this new route to Marseille. 

“The second largest city in France has plenty to offer travellers from historic sites such as the Abby of St.Victor as well as the daily fish market at Vieux Port Old Harbour.

“We believe that this will prove a popular addition to our existing network.”

Francois Bourienne, commercial director at Glasgow Airport, said:

“This announcement is fantastic news for the city, the airport and for our passengers.  Glasgow has been formally twinned with Marseille since 2006 and our two cities share many characteristics and cultural ties. 

“Marseille is an excellent holiday destination in its own right, with a host of great city attractions such as the Vieux Port, Fort St Jean and Notre Dame de la Garde.  It is also within easy reach of popular locations such as the breathtaking Calanques and small villages Aubagne and Cassis, as well as St Tropez and Provence.  Leisure travelers will be interested in its close proximity to fabulous cities with strong cultural attractions like Arles and Avignon.

“We’re confident this new route will be incredibly popular with our customers and look forward to working with easyJet to ensure its success.”

About Marseille: Marseille is the second largest city in France and its 2,600 years of tradition are evident wherever you look from the harbour to the hillside.

The Musée d'Histoire covers Marseille’s long history while the Abbey of St.Victor provides access to a 5th century crypt. At the Vieux Port, Old Harbour, the daily fish market is a highlight and the Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde can be seen from anywhere in Marseille.

The Plage des Catalans is just a short walk from the center of Marseille, a small, sandy beach perfect after a day of exploring. For something a bit quieter it’s worth travelling to any of the number of beaches between La Point Rouge harbour and La Madrage harbour.   

Heading out of the centre of Marseille and onto one of the neighbouring islands is Château d'If, a fortress which was made famous by The Count of Monte Cristo. Climbers can head to the Calanques, fjords, for an adrenaline rush while walkers can stick to the trail for some stunning sights.  

 

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*Fares based on two people travelling on the same booking 

For further information, please contact the easyJet Press Office on 01582 525252, log onto www.easyjet.com or follow @easyJet_Press

About easyJet:

easyJet is Europe’s leading airline offering a unique and winning combination of the best route network connecting Europe's primary airports, with great value fares and friendly service.

easyJet flies on more of Europe’s most popular routes than any other airline. easyJet carries over 68 million passengers annually, of which more than 12 million are travelling on business. easyJet flies over 230 aircraft on more than 750 routes to over 130 airports across 33 countries. More than 300 million Europeans live within one hour's drive of an easyJet airport.

easyJet aims to be a good corporate citizen, employing people on local contracts in seven countries across Europe in full compliance with national laws and recognising their trade unions. The airline supports a number of local charities and also has a corporate partnership with UNICEF which has raised over £4m for the most vulnerable children since it was established in 2012.

The airline takes sustainability seriously. easyJet invests in the latest technology, operates efficiently and fills most of its seats which means that an easyJet passenger's carbon footprint is 22% less than a passenger on a traditional airline, flying the same aircraft on the same route.

Innovation is in easyJet’s DNA – from our launch almost 20 years ago when we changed the way people fly to the present day where we lead the industry in digital, web, engineering and operational innovations to make travel more easy and affordable for our passengers. 

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