Eastern Airways launches new service from Lorient (January 5, 2014)
Eastern Airways has launched a new service between Lorient Bretagne Sud and Lyon-Saint-Exupéry airports after being selected by CCI (Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie) of Morbihan to operate the route.
Eastern Airways is operating two flights each weekday plus a Sunday service on the cross-country link. The UK carrier has been operating domestic flights in France since September 2010 from its Dijon base with services to both Bordeaux and Toulouse.
“This latest domestic route launch further demonstrates our commitment to serving the regions of France as we enhance our French network,” remarked Kay Ryan, Eastern Airways’ commercial director. “As part of our expansion with a new base in Lorient, we are very keen to develop a strong relationship with CCI Morbihan and the regional tourism bodies, which is very important as we provide a continuation of this essential Lyon air link.”
Weekday services depart from Lorient at 06:20 and 16:45, arriving in Lyon at 08:10 and 18:35 respectively. Flights leave Lyon on weekdays at 08:40 and 19:05, landing in Lorient at 10:30 and 20:55. Sunday flights depart Lorient at 16:45, arriving in Lyon at 18:35, with return flights leaving at 19:05, arriving in Lorient at 20:55.
From 31 March 2014 onwards, when the summer season starts, there will be a timing change to the weekday afternoon/evening flights between Lorient and Lyon. Flights will depart Lorient at 17:30, arriving in Lyon at 19:20. Services from Lyon will leave at 19:50, landing in Lorient at 21:40.