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New Routes of the Day (3 October 2022): Chalair three domestic routes from Toulouse

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Chalair (IATA code CE) has launched three new domestic routes, all from Toulouse in the south of France. On Monday 3 October the French regional carrier began 5-weekly (Monday through Friday) service to both Nantes and Rennes, as well as 10-weekly (twice-daily Monday through Friday) to Marseille. The airline uses an ATR 42 (registration F-GPYK) on all three routes, operating eight sectors per day. The first rotation of the day (departing Toulouse at 06:20) is to Marseille, followed by the Rennes and Nantes rotations. Finally, the second Marseille rotation is flown with the aircraft scheduled to return to Toulouse at 20:35. On the first day of operation seven of the eight sectors were on time, while all eight were on time on Tuesday 4 October according to

All three routes are already served by other carriers:

  • Marseille: Twin Jet (23-weekly)
  • Nantes: easyJet (15-weekly), Air Corsica (daily), Volotea (4-weekly)
  • Rennes: easyJet (5-weekly)

Pre-pandemic, in October 2019, Air France was operating up to 3-daily on all three routes with aircraft operated by its regional subsidiary HOP! The 310-kilometre Marseille route was served with ATR 72s, the 455-kilometre Nantes route saw CRJ1000s, while the 550-kilometre Rennes route welcomed a mix of CRJ700s and CRJ1000s. In addition, Ryanair was operating daily flights between Toulouse and Marseille using its 189-seat 737-800s.

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Chalair offers six other domestic routes

The carrier also flies six other French domestic routes in October:

  • Bordeaux-Brest: 11-weekly with Beech 1900
  • La Rochelle-Poitiers: 5-weekly with ATR 42
  • Lyon-Limoges: daily with ATR 42
  • Lyon-Poitiers: 5-weekly with ATR 42
  • Paris Orly-Limoges: 10-weekly with Beech 1900
  • Paris Orly-Quimper: 10-weekly with ATR 42

However, Limoges airport is set to close from 31 October to 11 December for complete refurbishment of the runway and parking areas.

According to, Chalair has a fleet of three 48-seat ATR 42s and one 70-seat ATR 72.

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