easyJet is adding a new destination to its upcoming winter timetable, inaugurating flight service from Vienna to Lyon. Starting as of autumn 2016, the airline will offer three weekly flights from Vienna to the French city.
“easyJet already provides its service to 9 routes from Vienna Airport. We are pleased that Lyon, the third largest city in France, will be directly accessible from Vienna starting in November”, says a satisfied Julian Jäger, Member of the Management Board of Flughafen Wien AG, commenting on the new flight service.
“2016 continues to be a great year for easyJet in Vienna. After receiving the airline award from Vienna Airport in early June, we are happy to announce today the launch of a new route from Vienna to Lyon for an affordable fare. Starting on November 2, 2016, easyJet will launch its first connection between Vienna and France three days a week. Year-round customers from Vienna will be able to enjoy France’s capital of gastronomy, which is also a gateway to Southern France’s authentic regions”, says Thomas Haagensen, Switzerland and Germany country Director for easyJet.
The new flight service to Lyon will begin on November 2, 2016, with flights on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Prices for the new route starting with 37,50 €. Lyon is the capital of the Auvergne–Rhône-Alpes region in the southeastern part of France. With a population of 500,715 inhabitants, it is the third largest city in the country after Paris and Marseille. Lyon is particularly famous for its old town, which along with the Lyon peninsula was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1998. Lyon’s gastronomy enjoys a particularly good reputation thanks to its diverse influences, making it the gastronomy capital of France.
easyJet transports 70 million passengers annually, including 20% of business travelers. easyJet operates a fleet of more than 250 aircraft, offering more than 800 routes to 133 airports in 31 countries. In excess of 300 million Europeans live less than a one hour drive from an easyJet airport, more than any other airline.