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New UK-France air routes launched from Nice and Montpellier

British Airways and Wizz Air will be adding the routes to their summer schedules

Two new UK-France air routes are set to launch for this summer season Pic: DimaBerlin / Shutterstock

Two airlines are set to launch new routes between London, Nice and Montpellier. 

BA launches new route between London and Montpellier

British Airways will launch a new seasonal route between London and Montpellier this summer, its twelfth destination in France.

From May 27, 2023, the airline will offer three flights a week between its London-Gatwick base and Montpellier-Méditerranée airport, operated by its new subsidiary BA EuroFlyer in an Airbus A320 aircraft with capacity for up to 180 passengers.

Departures are scheduled for Tuesday at 7:20 (arriving at 10:05), Thursday at 7:15 (arriving at 10:00) and Saturday at 13:50 (arriving at 16:35), with return flights leaving France on Tuesday at 12:10 (arriving at 12:55), Thursday at 12:05 (arriving at 12:50) and Saturday at 17:35 (arriving at 18:20).

Read more: UK-France ferries boost, new flights: Eight France travel updates

British Airways will compete with easyJet on this route, with the low cost airline serving Montpellier from Gatwick all year round and from Luton in the high season.

Wizz Air launches Nice - London route

Low-cost airline Wizz Air is to launch a new daily route between Nice and London Gatwick from March 26.

It says the aircraft used for the route, an Airbus A321neo, has the lowest fuel consumption per seat-kilometre of its class, making it “the most sustainable aircraft available on the market”.

Evelin Jeckel, network manager at Wizz Air, said: "This new route is ideal for visiting friends and family, doing business in one of the world's most important financial centres, or enjoying a weekend exploring the sights of London.

“From Nice, we already serve 12 major European cities, offering better connectivity, affordable fares and even more choice to our customers on the French Riviera.”

Wizz Air claims to have the lowest CO2 emissions per passenger kilometre in Europe and is committed to further reducing its CO2 emissions by 25% by 2030.

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