Flyers from Cambridge Airport have been handed a new service to the Burgundy region of France, starting this summer.
Cambridge Airport says that European regional airline, Danube Wings, will launch its first ever UK scheduled services from the Cambridge region with twice-weekly non-stop flights to the Dole-Jura Airport starting in June.
The regional airport of the Franche-Comté province is the first international scheduled service destination to be offered from Cambridge Airport under its new leadership team.
“I am ecstatic to welcome Danube Wings to the Airport,” said Archie Garden – airport director, “this is a groundbreaking development and the first of many exciting international services we plan to bring to Cambridge, especially with one of Europe’s rapidly developing airline companies and to such a beautiful and largely undiscovered region of France. We couldn’t be happier with Dole-Jura our next destination.”
The new scheduled flights operated by modern, highly fuel-efficient ATR72 aircraft with 70 seats will operate on Mondays and Fridays from Cambridge to Dole-Jura Airport, from June to September.
Jan Rostas, CEO of Danube Wings, said: “Danube Wings is pleased to establish Cambridge airport as the new foreign destination connected to a network of routes in France.
“We consider Cambridge a very important entrance gate to one of the fastest growing UK regions and the historical, famous city of Cambridge, but also London.
“We believe in establishing a two directional flow of satisfied travellers through reliable service for very convenient prices.”
Flights will take just two hours, meaning Cambridge passengers can be relaxing on the terrace of a French chateau enjoying fine food and famous Burgundy wine in the warm sunshine after a swift and hassle-free departure.
The flights will bring a welcome boost for international tourism to the region, especially from France, as this is the first direct UK air service from Dole-Jura to any British destination.
Danube Wings seats are on sale now via the airline’s website www.danubewings.eu on both a one-way and round-trip basis, but will also be bookable via local travel agents and tour operators.
Full article courtesy of Matt Dean of Business Weekly