French airline XL Airways will be flying direct from Bordeaux to Pointe-à-Pitre from 9 December 2019. Booking is now open.
Mondays from 9 December 2019 to 24 March 2020.
Bordeaux – Pointe-à-Pitre :
Flight SE1170, departure time 10.45 a.m. arrival time 2.25 p.m.
Pointe-à-Pitre – Bordeaux :
Flight SE1171, departure time 4.25 p.m. arrival time 5.20 a.m. (D+1)
“We are delighted to welcome XL Airways to the Bordeaux runways with this flight to Guadeloupe. It offers the people of Nouvelle-Aquitaine a magnificent opportunity to escape to a faraway destination and sunshine in the middle of winter, which is made simple with a direct flight and attractive prices” announced Pascal Personne, Director of Bordeaux-Mérignac airport.
The flights are operated on single-class Airbus A330-200 airplanes equipped with the XL Cloud wireless entertainment system.
The one-way trip is on offer from €239 and includes a hot meal and a snack.
Book now at xl.com or with a travel agent.
XL Airways is the only airline company flying direct to the French Antilles from regional capitals. Besides Bordeaux, the airline will also fly from Lyon to Pointe-à-Pitre and from Toulouse and Nantes to Fort-de-France next winter, in addition to their direct flights from Paris CDG.
“At XL Airways, we are proud to extend our range of direct long-haul flights from regional airports, to boost tourism and create added value and jobs at both ends of the route. They are a response to a simple and legitimate demand among customers: to be able to leave from near home, thus avoiding stressful transit via large airports. If the results are in line with our expectations, more destinations could join Pointe-à-Pitre in the years to come.”
About XL AIRWAYS airlines
Laurent Magnin is the CEO of the airline company which employs 661 staff and transports over 800,000 passengers a year. The airline is based at Paris - Charles de Gaulle airport and operates a fleet of Airbus A330-300 and -200.
XL Airways France operates long-haul flights from Paris CDG to China (Jinan), the United States (New York, Miami, San Francisco and Los Angeles), the French Antilles (Guadeloupe and Martinique, + departures from two regional airports), the Dominican Republic (Punta Cana), Mexico (Cancún), Cuba (Varadero) and the Réunion Island (Saint-Denis), with flights also available from Lyon and Marseille. Find out more at: http://www.xl.com/
About Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport
Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport continued its decade of growth in 2018, with 6.8 million passengers transported, representing a +9.3% increase in air traffic, representing half a million extra passengers in just one year.
In 2019, the airport will have 114 scheduled destinations in peak season and 163 flight routes flown by 34 airlines. The international network is a major driver of growth with 34 new routes opened this year and the arrival of 4 new airline companies. To meet increasing traffic, particularly for international routes, and also for the arrival of new airlines, a €130-million investment plan has been launched.