VINCI Airports and British airline easyJet have announced the introduction of two new routes connecting Toulon Hyères Airport (TLN) to Paris Charles-de-Gaulle (CDG) in France and London Gatwick (LGW) in the UK.

Commencing in June, Var-based TLN will operate flights to CDG four times a week and twice a week to London Gatwick.

These new routes will provide access to several international connections.

Vinci Airports chairman and VINCI Concessions CEO Nicolas Notebaert said: “This achievement is the fruit of the excellent relationship between the EasyJet and VINCI Airports teams. EasyJet is setting up operations at Toulon Hyères Airport for the first time. The new routes to Paris and London are a great opportunity for the people of the Var and will help the local tourist economy to recover. We are particularly proud to open the route to London Gatwick, another airport in the VINCI Airports network. The synergies within our network of hubs open up development opportunities for the areas where we operate.”

This link between TLN and Paris Charles-de-Gaulle will create a bridge between the Var airport and the international market, leading to the economic development of the region.

VINCI Airports stated that TLN will regain its direct connection with London for the first time since 2018 and simplify exchanges between the Var and the London market.

With access to over 100 destinations, travellers from Var will also benefit through EasyJet’s base in London Gatwick.

This will be the second new route from TLN to a VINCI airport in less than two years.

Earlier, the first new route to Nantes Atlantique Airport (NTE) was opened from TLN in July 2019.

EasyJet France managing director Bertrand Godinot said: “We are delighted that Toulon-Hyères will join our network and become the 21st airport served by EasyJet in France. Our crews are looking forward to welcoming passengers from Toulon-Hyères onboard our modern fleet and showing tourists the charms of the Var region, thus contributing to the connectivity and economy of the French territories.”