BUDGET airline easyJet has announced a new winter route from Bournemouth Airport to Lyon in France.
The flights to Lyon will take off from January 13, 2024, and will operate weekly for next year’s ski season and February half term holiday.
Ski and snow fans will be able to travel to Lyon on Saturdays until February 24.
The popular airline said the new route provides customers in the south with more connectivity to the Alps this winter.
Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK country manager, said: “We are really pleased to be announcing a second winter route from Bournemouth to Lyon today, providing more choice for our customers in the south who are looking to visit the Alps region whether that’s for skiing and other winter sports, or a city break to enjoy Lyon’s impressive architecture, cuisine and history.”
She added: “With flights on sale today, now is a great time to book early to get the best fares and we can’t wait to welcome more customers.”
Steve Gill, managing director at Bournemouth Airport, said: “This is great news for passengers and offers them even more choice from their local airport. Winter routes are increasingly popular from Bournemouth and Lyon provides even more connectivity to the Alps this winter.”
Along with easyJet’s existing winter route from Bournemouth to Geneva which started in December 2021, the airline said the new route to Lyon will offer customers in southern England another gateway to the Alps with the airport being a short journey from popular ski resorts including Tignes, Val d'Isère, Alpe d'Huez, Les 2 Alpes, Val Thorens, and La Plagne.
On the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers, Lyon is the third-largest city of France and is also known for its world-renowned food and architecture, with its four historic districts listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Flights to Lyon are now available to book on easyJet.com and via the mobile app with fares from just £23.99.