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Summer Flights from the UK to Languedoc-Roussillon

Thursday 05 April 2012

A review of the schedule of summer flights to Languedoc-Roussillon from the UK, courtesy of local resident and flight watcher John Fairclough.

There have been a number of new developments for 2012 on the availability of direct air links between Languedoc-Roussillon and the UK and Ireland.

The airlines and airports have now published their timetables for this summer, some of which are now operational.

At PERPIGNAN it’s a mixed bag. The Ryanair flights to Stansted have returned, but FlyBe have reduced their service to Southampton, although they have reintroduced one to Birmingham. As yet, no-one has filled the void created by BMIBaby’s decision to abandon Manchester. Aer Lingus have clearly decided to try at least another year for their Dublin route.

Ryanair seem to have made their peace with the authorities at GIRONA, so the outlook there looks a lot more rosy, with some old favourite British destinations back, though it has to be said that it is still nothing like the heyday of three years ago.

Services out of CARCASSONNE would appear to be at similar levels to last summer, although no other airline seems prepared to give Ryanair a run for their money there.

BEZIERS has seen a moderate increase in routes, with Ryanair’s Manchester connection and FlyBe’s link with Southampton the highlights.

MONTPELLIER continues to offer a small selection of UK destinations in the summer.

However, as with the winter schedule, anyone looking for the widest choice of UK/ Ireland connections will have to go over the border to BARCELONA. Ryanair have expanded their number of routes there to six.

EasyJet have added Southend to their offerings, and special mention should be made of a newcomer, the Spanish low-cost carrier Vueling, who have commenced routes to Edinburgh, Southampton and Cardiff.

As ever, the schedules are subject to alteration at any time, so you need to check with the airline.

This article has been supplied with the kind permission of P-O Life, the leading Anglophone magazine and website for the Pyrenees-Orientales.

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