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Winter 2017-18: XL Airways will connect Bordeaux and Martinique


Soon you will be able to reach Overseas France without any stopovers. The French airline
XL Airways has announced a direct flight from Bordeaux to Fort-de-France next winter. Flight reservations are already available.

Well known by travellers from South West France, in 2018 XL Airways will take off from Bordeaux Airport, offering a direct flight to Martinique. Six departures will be scheduled between 2 January and 27 March 2018.

All the flights will be direct and will be operated by mono-class Airbus A330-200 and -300 equipped with wireless XL Cloud entertainment systems.

It is already possible to book these flights, with round-trip fares between Bordeaux and Fort de France starting at €519 (checked baggage of 23 kg, includes a hot meal and light snack).

Outward flight from Bordeaux at 5:15pm (Tuesday) > Arrival in Fort-de-France at 9:00pm (Tuesday)
Return flight from Fort-de-France at 11:00pm (Tuesday) > Arrival in Bordeaux at 12:05pm (Wednesday)

For more information and bookings, visit, or call +33(0) 892 692 123 (€0.35/min + cost of the call) or contact a travel agency.

“For the airport, the Antilles represent an attractive area of development. These leisure flights to the idyllic island of Martinique will provide the residents of Nouvelle Aquitaine with a sunny getaway this winter, with a direct flight from Bordeaux.” Pascal Personne, Director of Bordeaux Airport


The airline, chaired by Laurent Magnin, employs 661 staff members and carried 750,000 passengers during the 2015-2016 period. Based in Roissy - Charles de Gaulle, it operates a fleet of Airbus A330-300 and -200.
From Paris, XL Airways France serves long-haul flight destinations in the United States (New York, Miami, San Francisco and Los Angeles), the Dominican Republic (Punta Cana, La Romana, Puerto Plata, Samana), the Antilles (Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint-Martin), Mexico (Cancun), Cuba (Varadero, Cayo Coco, Santa Clara), Israel (Tel Aviv) and Reunion (Saint-Denis), which is also served from Lyon, Marseille and Toulouse.
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About Bordeaux Airport
In 2016, Bordeaux Airport welcomed 5.8 million passengers, positioning it as the 5th regional airport in France. Thanks to its investments over the past 7 years, the airport had the highest growth rate among major French regional airports in 2016 (+8.9%). The number of destinations increased from 39 in 2009 to 104 in 2017, and the number of airlines offering flights jumped from 17 to 31 during this same period. Internationally, Bordeaux Airport has distinguished itself through its expansion strategy in the low-cost flight sector, with the creation in 2010 of billi, a dedicated terminal that enabled the airport to triple its international traffic, reaching 2.8 million in 2016.
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