Immediate Take Off I Airlines news by GroupExpression

by | Jun 23, 2023

What an exciting time for aviation enthusiasts! 

Despite the undergoing “airline bashing” while the sector keeps on committing to decarbonization, travellers demand is booming. The French are keen to travel and traffic in some regions of the world has already returned to pre-pandemic 2019 levels. Our clients are stepping up, and we are by their side to generate, with passion, ever greater media visibility . Here is an overview of route openings at the start of this summer aviation season ✈️ 

Laure Marsac, Director I Airline Department – GroupExpression


Qatar Airways

The world’s best airline announced last month a strong development in the French market in addition to its daily services from Paris-CDG to Doha-DOH with :
• The resumption of its Nice-NCE > Doha-DOH operations on May 9
• The introduction of
 a direct service between Lyon-LYS and Doha-DOH on July 3
• Followed by the launch of a route
 between Toulouse-TLS and Doha-DOH on July 18
Great events in each of these 3 cities are coming up. Stay tuned!


Brand new long-haul, low-cost airline, Norse Atlantic Airways has just arrived in France opening its very first daily route between Paris-CDG and New York-JFK.
The inaugural flight took place on March 26th in the presence of the airline’s founder and CEO, Bjorn Tore Larsen. Other destinations from France should be announced later th
is year!

Atlantic Airways

The Faroe Islands airline has just resumed its daily seasonal service between Paris-CDG and Vagar-FAE on April 3rd and, with 2 excellent news: Atlantic Airways increased its frequencies to 3 weekly flights and extended its operations by starting its flights a month and a half earlier than in 2022. Great news for those who want to escape for a few days in themagnificent natural and preserved destination, far from mass tourism, at less than 3 hours away from Paris!

Air Transat

The Canadian airline is increasing its presence in the French market this year, now operating a year-round service from Lyon and Marseille to Montreal, routes initially only operated during Summer. Air Transat is also extending its service from Nantes to Montreal until January 2024. This development is further proof of the dynamism of the French market for air travel.


The National Federation of Aviation representing 95% of French airlines, confirms the trend of a strong recovery of air travel in France. In 2022, French air traffic has risen to 80% of the pre-pandemic 2019 level and 2023 looks even better with higher results in winter 22-23 than last Summer. The figures will be released soon at during a press conference…