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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