The airline TUI fly Belgium is launching a new connection between Charleroi and Montpellier, its third destination in the south of France after Nice and Toulon.
The Belgian subsidiary of the TUI group offers three flights a week between its base in Charleroi-Brussels South and Montpellier-Méditerranée airport, operated in Boeing or Embraer single-aisle aircraft. Departures are scheduled Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30am (arrival at 8.10am) plus Sunday at 7.30am (arrival at 9.10am), return flights leaving Hérault on Tuesday and Thursday at 9.05am (arrival at 10.45am) and Sunday at 10.05am (arrival at 11.45am) . TUI fly has no competition on this route.
This new line brings to nine the number of weekly flights between Belgium and the south of France, underlines the airline in a press release; “Belgians like to go to France, several times a year, for holidays but also for shorter stays, even weekends. Flights allow you to save time and enjoy a stay in the sun in a very comfortable way, avoiding long journeys and tolls. Moreover, with an average fuel consumption of 3.5 liters per passenger per 100 km, the plane is a decent alternative for motorists who usually travel alone in their car”.
TUI fly had already announced flights to Casablanca in Montpellier, against Air Arabia Maroc and Royal Air Maroc. The airline connects Belgium to the south of France nine times a week this summer, with, in addition to the new line, two weekly rotations between Charleroi and Toulon (Friday and Sunday), two between Antwerp and Toulon (Monday and Friday) and two between Charleroi and Nice (Monday and Friday). It also serves the airports of Ajaccio, Basel-Mulhouse, Bordeaux, Brest, Clermont-Ferrand, Deauville, Lille, Lourdes, Lyon, Marseille, Metz-Nancy, Nantes, Paris (CDG and Orly), Strasbourg and Toulouse, as well as in Morocco Casablanca, Rabat, Agadir, Marrakech, Oujda and from next summer Nador.
Active since 2004, the second Belgian airline is part of the international tourist group TUI, whose fleet of more than 150 planes makes it one of the largest airline groups in Europe. In 2017, TUI fly transported 3.7 million passengers, with a fleet of 33 aircraft and on a network of 224 routes between 126 airports. It is the only company to offer flights departing from all Belgian airports (Brussels, Charleroi, Liège, Ostend and Antwerp). Its fleet includes 23 Boeing 737 NGs, four 737 MAX 8s, four Embraer 190s, one 767-300ER and two 787-8 Dreamliners.