12 February, 2012

Angers clings to London to boost its airport

After months of uncertainty regarding the running of the airport of Angers, a hope came back with the announcement, on February the 8th, about the opening of a new destination. From May the 29th, Angers will be connected, three times a week to London. BA cityflyer, a subsidiary of British Airways, will operate the flights from 78 € for a one way only per person. If, on the website of the company, this is not exactly the same price, its is essential to get the flight at that price, more or less. During the past, the difference between the official and the real price, for that destination or others, was to great. The Angers airport faced recently several withdrawals (the most recent with an Italian company).

But that time it could be different because the destination is consistent with the city policy which aims at getting a better reputation abroad. A few weeks ago, the Angers convention bureau made public the growth of the sales of stayings to foreign people coming in town for business or tourism. And about a year ago, the city launched a new brand, Angers Loire Valley, clearly dedicated to link the city to the Loire valley, classified by Unesco as part of the world heritage list

 The issue of the openness of the city to the world has not yet been clearly identified as one of the ways to get Angers as well prepared in relation with the on-going economic world transformation. The promoters of the new line should well advise to keep a close attention on the future of the line which could be premonitory to the fate of the city. (Credit picture : Angers Loire Airport)

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