Brighton City Airways begins Shoreham to Paris Pontoise flights

Let-410 aircraft The Brighton City Airways service will carry a maximum of 19 passengers from Shoreham Airport to Paris Pontoise twice a day

Related Stories

An airport in West Sussex is beginning twice-daily scheduled flights to France following the launch of a new airline.

The Brighton City Airways (BCA) flight from Brighton (Shoreham) Airport to Paris Pontoise, 17 miles (27km) from the centre of Paris, takes an hour.

Its Let-410 commuter aircraft carries a maximum of 19 passengers.

It is the first scheduled international flight to operate from the airport, which has been rebranded to coincide with the launch of the service.

Airport manager Ric Belfield said: "This is absolutely what we want to see at the airport, scheduled international travel bringing people through our historic airport, which was the first licensed airfield in Britain.

"This prompted us to rename the airport Brighton (Shoreham) Airport, to link it properly to our neighbouring city."

BCA claims passengers will be able to reach Paris within just two-and-a-half hours of parking at Shoreham.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Sussex

Weather

Brighton

11 °C 11 °C

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • UnderwaterHidden depths

    How do you explore the bottom of the ocean? BBC Future finds out

Programmes

  • A model with a projection mapped onto her faceClick Watch

    Face hacking - how to use a computer to turn your face into a work of digital art

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.