EasyJet has announced plans to add flights from two UK airports to Paris CDG this winter.

Ahead of the carrier establishing a new base at Birmingham airport next spring, easyJet will launch a daily service from the Midlands airport to Paris on October 30.

The airline will also serve Paris CDG from Southend for the first time since dropping its base at the Essex airport in 2020, with four-times-weekly flights launching on October 29.

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EasyJet will join Air France on the Birmingham-Paris CDG route, and will be the only airline flying between Southend and the French capital. Indeed easyJet is currently the only scheduled carrier operating flights out of Southend.

The Paris routes are part of a larger announcement which will see the carrier add nine routes from the UK this winter, including flights between Birmingham and Lyon, Manchester and Grenoble, Bristol and Marrakech, and Luton and Enfidha (Tunisia).

There will also be domestic services from both Glasgow and Belfast to Southampton, and easyJet will become the only UK airline to operate flights to Akureyri in North Iceland from the end of October, with a twice-weekly service from Gatwick.

Commenting on the news Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK country manager, said:

“We are delighted to be launching even more new routes and holidays from the UK across a fantastic range of destinations which provides even more choice and variety for our customers this winter, including flights and holidays to Akureyri in North Iceland for the very first time, with a unique route from the UK.

“easyJet is proud to be the largest airline in the UK and the launch of these nine new routes demonstrates our confidence in the resilient strength of demand for travel in the UK, with customers choosing us for our trusted brand, unrivalled network and great value fares and we can’t wait to welcome more customers on board.”