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From the Guardian:
Adds 10 Routes as Passenger Numbers Rise
EasyJet has added 10 new routes to its summer schedule including its first
flights to Split, Bordeaux, La Rochelle, Rimini and the Corsican capital,
low-cost carrier said February passenger numbers
were up 9.4% to 2.37 million but its load factor
fell 2.2% to 83.7%.
have also reported steady increases in travel.
FlyBe recorded a 14% increase in passengers to
312,240 thanks to a big increase in bookings for
domestic flights from Manchester and Exeter.
Ryanair last week said passenger numbers grew 22% in February to 2.59m with its
planes typically 78% full.
Paris Strikes, Riots May Scare Away Tourists in Peak Season
Rose Lau says she couldn't have picked a worse
time for her first trip to Paris, where student protesters smashed windows and
the police used water cannons to disperse violent demonstrations this week.
recommend waiting until the strikes are over''
before visiting the French capital, the
23-year-old New Yorker said in a telephone
of the protests against a new labor law may hurt
tourism in Paris, the world's No. 1 destination
with 26 million visitors a year. Tourism
provides jobs for 142,647 people in the city, or
12 percent of total. More than 1.6 million
Americans crossed the Atlantic last year to see
attractions such as the Louvre, the Eiffel tower
and the Notre Dame cathedral.
"If the events
were to continue, we'll have to take some
measures,'' said Junior Tourism Minister Leon
Bertrand in a telephone interview. "Two more
weeks, and we're going to have problems.''
Paris's 1,449 hotels and 10,063 restaurants
generate 8.9 billion euros ($10.8 billion) in
The embassies of
the U.S., the U.K. and Japan are warning their
citizens to steer clear of parts of the city,
after millions of people took to the streets to
protest the employment plan, pushed by Prime
Minister Dominique de Villepin. The law, aimed
at cutting youth unemployment, reduces job
protection by making it easier to fire young