Eastern to launch Southampton-France route

Regional airline Eastern Airways has announced its first ever scheduled route to France.

UK regional airline Eastern Airways has announced its first ever scheduled route to France, which will launch from Southampton.

The carrier will fly from the south coast to Angers Loire airport in north-east France three times a week from November 15th.

Eastern claims that passengers will be able to check in just 30 minutes before boarding via its business express fast track security channel at Southampton.

Chris Holliday, the airline's chief operating officer, said: "This announcement is a key milestone in our history as we further expand services into Europe with our first ever scheduled flights to France.

"This Southampton service is great news for business and leisure travellers heading to the Loire Valley as it will help strengthen links between the two regions and customers will be able to experience our punctual, personalised, convenient service."

Angers is part of France's Loire Valley, the country's third largest wine-producing region.

It is a popular area for real estate investment and Eastern Airways said that its new Southampton route will be welcomed by people who own property in the region.

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