New flights from East Midlands airport to Nice

[December 10th 2008]

East Midlands airport is to get new flights to the glamorous city of Nice in the South of France.

No frills airline easyJet has announced that it will fly three times a week from East Midlands airport direct to Nice. The new flights will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays starting on April 2nd next year. “Fares will be at a credit crunch busting £22.99 one way (£47.98 return),” says the airline.

“Nice is a fantastic addition to our low-cost services from our East Midlands base and with our Summer 2009 flights also now on sale there has never been a better time to make sure you book summer early and save big!,” comments easyJet commercial manager, Carly Brear.

“It’s a destination with something for everyone, making it ideal for holidaymakers, city breakers and business passengers alike,” Brear adds.

In the heart of the French Riviera, Nice is close to the jet set destinations of Monaco and Cannes. It makes an ideal city break destination and is also a good base for exploring the South of France.

Nice has a typical Mediterranean climate with mild winters and long, warm summers. It is a sophisticated, chic and exciting city with delightful cobbled streets in the old town. The famous Promenade des Anglais is always in flower and provides a wonderful walk along the Baie des Anges. People spotting from one of the numerous pavement cafes is another popular pastime in Nice.

"We are delighted easyJet will be launching Nice from East Midlands airport for summer 2009. It is pleasing to see that easyJet are continuing to grow their portfolio of destinations from East Midlands airport. Nice is a beautiful short break destination and I am sure it will prove to be a great success," says East Midlands airport managing director, Penny Coates.

Bmibaby currently offers flights from East Midlands airport to Nice, and easyJet also flies to the city from several other UK airports including Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, Bristol, Edinburgh and Belfast International. Other airlines operating flights from the UK to Nice include Aer Lingus, Flyglobespan, Flybe, Jet2, BA and Air France.

Jet off for your holiday safe in the knowledge that your car is parked in a secured car park at a low cost. Prices from £4.28 per day this Winter at East Midlands Airparks with 8 days parking from £34.20