Running a French Holiday Gite in Rural Brittany

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

New RyanAir Bournemouth/Nantes route to Brittany starts

I noticed from RyanAir's new routes list that they started up a new service from Bournemouth to Nantes from 14th June, which is just a couple of hours autoroute drive away from our French holiday home.

RyanAir also announced last month the opening of a 20th European base in Bristol with services to 13 different destinations including a thrice-weekly service to Dinard in North Brittany (about 1 hours drive away).

Although all the airlines make a big thing of the opening of new routes, it pays to keep an eye on their route list as they don't make the same announcements about route closure or about summer-only routes that are no longer running.

For instance, when I compared the Brittany flight details I currently had on our Gite website to the routes now showing on the airlines websites I could see that RyanAir had quietly dropped the Frankfurt/Nantes route and AerArran had dropped the London Luton/Lorient, Cardiff/Lorient and Manchester/Nantes routes whilst there was only one compensating announcement from AerArran about their new Cardiff/Nantes route.

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