Eastern Airways launches Paris flights in cooperation with Air France

An Eastern Airways ATR 72 approaches to land.
Ronnie Robertson, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Eastern Airways have announced a new cooperation with Air France which will see the launch of 3 new UK to Paris service. The new services are set to commence in April 2023.

New daily Paris services

Daily services between East Midlands, Cardiff and Southampton airports will take flight to Paris Orly as of next month.

The East Midlands and Southampton daily services commence on Friday 14 April, with Cardiff operations commencing from 21 April. The airline will then offer year-round travel to the French capital city plus onward Air France connections.

This also sees Eastern Airways return to East Midlands as a base carrier, adding around 25 crew and engineering roles.

“We are delighted to be entering into this cooperation with Air France and opening up connectivity to Europe’s second biggest city for both business and leisure travellers and restoring direct access year-round to France.” says Roger Hage, Commercial Director of Eastern Airways.

 “These first three new UK-France services from East-Midlands, Southampton and Cardiff will initiate the new Eastern Airways and Air France cooperation, developing into a codeshare partnership in the course of this year.”

“Each ensures a sustainable capacity development whereby not only direct access to Paris is offered, but onward connections to a myriad of destinations allowing business users much improved options.”

“Also, an exciting and ever popular leisure offer, including Disneyland Paris celebrating its 30th anniversary this year to add to the Parisian charm the city is famous for.”

The new Paris Orly service will be available with fares from £69.99 each-way including taxes and charges, operating on a low-emission 72-seat ATR aircraft, the first to be based at East-Midlands Airport for Eastern Airways.


This will complement the Newquay-Cornwall service which launches on Friday 31 March and will act as a catalyst to further new services from the East Midlands hub.

Air France will sell seats via an interline agreement developing into full codeshare with Eastern Airways by the end of the year.

Eastern Airways is a regional airline based in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1997 and operates domestic and international flights to over 20 destinations across the UK, Norway, France, and Ireland.

The airline’s main hub is at Humberside Airport (HUY) in North Lincolnshire, with additional bases at Cardiff (CWL), Leeds/Bradford Yeadon (LBA), Teesside International (MME), and Southampton Airport (SOU).

 Eastern Airways operates a fleet of Embraer E-Jets, Saab 2000, and ATR aircraft.

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