Low-cost carrier easyJet is to start a Paris operation this summer, it was announced today.
By mid-June, the no-frills carrier will be flying to four destinations, including Luton and Liverpool, from Paris.
The start of the French business follows easyJet’s other European operations at Amsterdam and Geneva.
The French flights begin on May 2 with two-a-day services from Paris’s Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport to Liverpool.
A four-a-day service from Orly airport in Paris to Geneva follows on May 10, and then on June 12 the airline will begin five-a-day CDG to Luton services followed by four-a-day CDG-Nice on June 18.
EasyJet is also increasing frequencies on its Liverpool-Nice, Liverpool-Belfast, Geneva-Nice and Luton-Belfast routes this summer.
EasyJet chief executive Ray Webster said: ‘‘Today’s announcement is great news for consumers as it means that Parisians will now have the option of flying with a genuine low-cost airline with a proven track record of low fares and profitability.
‘‘In the next 12 months we hope to carry in excess of one million passengers through Paris.’’