Lyon Saint Exupery Airport has added a range of belly routes to its network which is set to boost tonnage and it brings the total number of connections to 115 at the French gateway.
Among them are a twice weekly service by Air Arabia Maroc from Fez, a five time a week service by Flybe from London Southend, twice a week service by Nouvelair from Monastir, a once a week service by Sun Express from Antalya and a twice a week service by Wizz Air from Warsaw.
Some airlines are also increasing their frequencies including Aeroflot which is now daily to Moscow and Pegasus Airlines to Istanbul is also increasing its frequency from five weekly flights to seven from 24 June.
KLM is also upgraded its Lyon-Amsterdam route to a Boeing 737 and Air Canada’s service to Montreal will now utilise an Airbus A330-300.
Last year, the airport saw a fifth consecutive year of double-digit freight growth transporting 59,407 tonnes, growing by 11.8 per cent.