Low-cost carrier easyJet is expanding its French network with the addition of Toulon Hyères Airport in the south of France. Operated by VINCI Airports, Toulon Hyères will now offer links with Paris Charles-de-Gaulle (four times a week) from 28 June and London Gatwick (two times a week) from 23 June.
The connection with Paris will act as a bridge between the Toulon hub and international destinations thanks to the numerous other lines operated via the Parisian airport. It will also help broaden the opportunities for the international and economic development of the Var region. Meanwhile the link with London Gatwick, which is also operated by VINCI Airports, is the first time since 2018 Toulon has had a direct connection to the London gateway. With more than 4,000 British citizens owning a second home in the Var region, the new route is in response to popular demand. It is also the second new connection from Toulon Hyères to another VINCI network airport, following the opening of the line to Nantes Atlantique, which occurred in July 2019.
“This achievement is the result of the excellent relationship between easyJet and VINCI Airports’ teams,” said Nicolas Notebaert, CEO of VINCI Concessions and Chairman of VINCI Airports. “easyJet is setting up for the first time at Toulon Hyères airport. The new lines to Paris and London are a fantastic opening for Var inhabitants, and will favourably support the local tourist economy’s recovery. We are particularly proud to open the line to London Gatwick, another airport in the VINCI Airports network. the synergies within our network of platforms open up development opportunities for the territories in which we are established.”
easyJet continues to grow its presence in France having established seven bases in the country. “We are happy to see Toulon-Hyères join our network and thus become the 21st airport served by easyJet in France,” said Bertrand Godinot, General Manager of easyJet France. “Our crews are eager to welcome passengers departing from Toulon-Hyères aboard our modern fleet, but also to introduce tourists to the charms of the Var region, thereby contributing to the connectivity and economy of French territories.”