Heading north or south? With Toulouse airport, there’s no need to choose! Simply enjoy the period and experience different atmospheres, just a few hours away from the Pink City by plane.
If the end of summer makes you dream of special environments, troubled skies and invigorating walks in breath-taking natural surroundings, then Dublin, the new destination for the Autumn-Winter programme, will meet all your expectations.
Added bonus: the route operated by Aer Lingus (3 to 4 flights per week, depending on the period) is your ticket to head off and experience the Six Nations Championship and the European Rugby Champions Cup in other latitudes.
Another key advantage to this route is that the Aer Lingus Dublin hub serves three major American cities (New York, Boston and Chicago) at highly competitive rates.
Also new this autumn: opening of the easyJet route to Liverpool, an unmissable pilgrimage destination for Beatles fans… not to mention the football club.
The atmosphere in Anfield stadium is known to be electric, sending shivers down the spines of football fans for decades. Aviation sector employees will take this same route (4 flights a week) due to its proximity to Chester, home to a factory producing wings for Airbus.
Once this taste for the north is out of your system, perhaps you’d like a bit of sun? Set off for the flavours and fragrances of Marrakesh, home to the largest medina in the Maghreb, listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.
Inhabitants of Toulouse used to travelling to this destination (served by Royal Air Maroc), will now be able to take their pick of carrier.
This is thanks to the arrival of easyJet (3 flights per week) and the promise of increasingly cheaper flights thanks to this new competition on the route.
Further west, the Canary Islands beckon. Tenerife, is served by easyJet (2 flights per week), which will compete with the existing carrier Volotea, and Lanzarote, is served by Volotea (1 flight per week), to add to its offer of destinations to the Canary Islands (Fuerteventura and Las Palmas).
There is a great service to this Atlantic archipelago, with frequent flights from Toulouse this winter!
This growth is more or less identical for the scheduled domestic network (+2.7%, 2,719,262 seats) and the scheduled international network (+2.2%, 2,278,612 seats), to the detriment of the charter offering (-29.1%, 25,666 seats).
The low-cost offering is increasing by 1.9%, thanks to the new easyJet routes and their additional flights to Nice (+2 to 3 flights per week), Nantes (+1 flight on Thursdays) and Lyon (+1 flight on Saturdays), and Volotea with the opening of the Lanzarote route.
The traditional airline offer is also increasing (+2.8%), thanks to Hop!, which is developing a regional service, Lufthansa (+5 weekly flights to Frankfurt) and Iberia (+4 to 6 weekly flights to Madrid).
According to Philippe Crébassa, Chairman of the Executive Board of Aéroport Toulouse-Blagnac, “The autumn-winter offer is really varied, with good prospects for travellers who like to take advantage of the cold weather to discover new destinations.
This period starts at a time when we are going to be making major improvements to our passenger services: in early December, a large area with shops and restaurants will open in Halls C and D, at the same time as a 4-star hotel connected to the terminal.
This establishment, operated by NH Hotels, will make it possible for travellers coming from further afield to stay at the airport the night before their departure, so they no longer have to worry about transportation. This offers unrivalled peace of mind for a stress-free departure from Toulouse this winter.”
The 2018-2019 Autumn-Winter programme will kick off on Sunday, 28 October.