Overseas: XL Airways opens a Toulouse - Martinique next winter!


The airline XL Airways France will propose next winter a new link between Toulouse and Fort-de-France, its third between the metropolis and Martinique.

From December 16, 2019 to March 24, 2020, the French company will offer a flight every Monday between Toulouse-Blagnac and the Fort de France-Martinique airport Aimé Césaire, operated by Airbus A330-200 single class of 361 seats equipped with the entertainment system XL Cloud wireless. Departures are scheduled at 11:05 a.m. to arrive at 14:55 p.m., return flights leaving the Antilles at 17:15 p.m. to land the next day at 6:25 a.m.

XL Airways will be without competition on this route offered from 185 euros one way including tax, hot meal included; it already serves Martinique from Paris-CDG and Nantes. "This flight to Martinique is excellent news for the inhabitants of our region looking for a winter destination in the Caribbean," said Philippe Crébassa, president of the Toulouse-Blagnac Airport Management Board, in a press release. The opening of the line "as the end of year celebrations approach, is a great opportunity to spend Christmas or New Years Eve while tasting the traditions of Martinique. A few weeks later, it will also be an attractive alternative to the traditional winter holidays in the snow, ”he adds.

The airline had already announced last week a third route to Guadeloupe, Bordeaux adding to Roissy and Lyon. “Responding to our customers 'request to leave home, without going through Paris, is part of XL Airways' missions. If the passengers are there, we could offer new routes from Toulouse-Blagnac airport and thus continue to support the economic dynamism of Occitania, "said Laurent Magnin, Chairman of the Executive Board of XL Airways.

From Paris CDG, XL Airways France serves long-haul China (Jinan), the United States (New York, Miami, San Francisco and Los Angeles), the West Indies (Guadeloupe and Martinique, also from 2 regions ), the Dominican Republic (Punta Cana), Mexico (Cancún), Cuba (Varadero) and La Réunion (Saint-Denis), also served from Lyon and Marseille. Chaired by Laurent Magnin, the company employs 661 people and transports more than 800 passengers each year, with a fleet of three A000-330s and one A200-330.

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