France has one of the best transport networks in Europe with trains, roads, ports and of course airports that make journeys here often simple and enjoyable. With over 400 airports in the country, flying to and from France is a common way to reach many of the varied regions across the country and often serves as the first step to further travel, both domestic and abroad, with its numerous international and domestic flights taking off daily.
The national airline of France is Air France, which operates as a subsidiary of Air France-KLM and the Skyteam Global Air Alliance, including Delta Airlines, to provide an unprecedented amount of flight options within the country and worldwide. The flagship airline has its hubs at Paris’ two main airports of Charles de Gaulle and Orly. Other airlines who operate to and from destinations in France include easyJet, SAS, HOP! (in coordination with Air France), Vueling, and Flybe.
Air France: Air France is France's national airline and transports nearly 47 million passengers every year. Paris Charles de Gaulle airport is Air France's flight hub. Air France flies from a number of cities in the United States including Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco and Washington D.C. Air France flights also depart from Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver in Canada.
easyJet: easyJet is a budget airline that offers flights to over 130 European destinations including 13 cities in France. EasyJet offers cheap flights to Biarritz, Bordeaux, Brest, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice, Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport, Paris-Orly airport, Strasbourg, and Toulouse. EasyJet also offers seasonal flights to La Rochelle and Ajaccio, Bastia and Figari in Corsica during the summer months and Grenoble during the winter.
HOP!: HOP!, a budget subsidiary of Air France, primarily operates domestic flights in France. HOP! flies to over 100 cities in Europe from Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport, Paris-Orly airport, and Lyon's Saint-Exupery airport.
Ryanair: The Irish budget airline Ryanair offers flights to 32 countries around the world including France. Ryanair operates cheap budget flights to over 30 cities in France.
Vueling: Vueling is a budget airline that offers frequent flights to 145 cities worldwide including 8 in France. Vueling offers flights to Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Nice, Paris-Charles de Gualle, Paris-Orly, and Toulouse. Vueling also offers seasonal flights to Bastia, Brest, and Rennes.