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Eastern gets domestic in France with new Dijon flights

Eastern Airways will be expanding its network of scheduled services into France and has set up a base at Dijon Bourgogne Airport giving the airport its first scheduled services for more than seven years with new domestic flights taking off later in September.

From 20 September, services will start to Bordeaux with two flights each weekday along with a Sunday service. Flights to Toulouse from Dijon will start on 27 September, again with two flights each weekday along with a Sunday service. Two 29-seater Jetstream 41s will be based in Dijon.

“We have specialised in UK domestic scheduled services for over 12 years,” explained Chris Holliday, Eastern Airways’ chief operating officer. “This latest venture allows us to share our expertise with the French domestic market. Our day return flights from Dijon should substantially cut down cross-country journey times for business travellers heading to Bordeaux and Toulouse.”

Dijon Airport’s managing director Daniel Lefebvre is looking forward to the arrival of Eastern Airways in Dijon. For him, this constitutes the first part of the airport’s redevelopment, which includes major structural runway and terminal work. “No doubt these first two routes will increase trade between Burgundy and the two regions of Aquitaine and Midi-Pyrenees, and will benefit the economy. With Eastern Airways, Burgundy will regain its taste for air travel.”

Fares start from €82 including taxes and are bookable through Eastern Airways’ dedicated French website www.easternairways.fr

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