Chalair launches seasonal flights from Southampton to Normandy

Chalair launches seasonal flights from Southampton to Normandy

New direct Southampton-Caen flights by Chalair Aviation in 2024

After some work to bring it up to standard, Caen-Carpiquet airport is celebrating its reopening with new summer services from Southampton to Caen in Normandy.

Reservations are now open and can be made on the Chalair website, and through travel agencies (physical or online).

A summer route less than an hour away

You’ll need just 45 minutes to reach the Normandy coast thanks to this new route launched by Chalair Aviation, based in Carpiquet in Calvados. The company, which has already announced a connection with Kerry in Ireland, is offering you rotations from Southampton to Caen this summer. The flights will be operated by an ATR-72 aircraft with a capacity of up to 70 passengers.

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Fast and scheduled flights

From 28 June to 22 September 2024, there will be two round trips per week:

  • Fridays from June 28th to September 20th:

Departure from Southampton at 10:30 am – Arrival in Caen at 12:15 pm – Local time – (40 min flight time)

Departure from Caen at 10:00 am – Arrival in Southampton at 09:45 am – Local time – (45 min flight time)

  • Sundays from June 30th to September 22nd:

Departure from Southampton at 5:15 pm – Arrival in Caen at 7:00 pm – Local time – (40 min flight time)

Departure from Caen at 4:45 pm – Arrival in Southampton at 4:30 pm – Local time – (45 min flight time)


Tickets can now be  booked online on the Chalair website or purchased from partner travel agencies. For the launch, you can find an introductory price starting at €93 per journey.

Normandy, an attractive destination for your summer holidays

As part of the celebrations marking the 80th anniversary of the Normandy landings, Caen is welcoming more and more tourists. From the airport, the city centre can be reached in just a few minutes by car or bus. There are many reasons to visit Caen. Take a trip to Omaha Beach, Utah Beach, Gold Beach, Juno Beach and Sword Beach, or visit sites steeped in Franco-British history such as William the Conqueror’s Castle and the Ladies and Gentlemen’s Abbeys.

But it’s the art of living that will keep you coming back!

In the maze of narrow cobbled streets of the Old Quarter, you’ll find a wealth of restaurants and shops that combine dynamism with quiet charm. The city of a hundred steeples also boasts an abundance of green spaces and sports facilities. It has many facets and appeals to all types of travellers.

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Must-sees in Normandy

By landing at Caen-Carpiquet airport, you can take advantage of the city’s urban and suburban transport network to access the region’s main sites.

The Calvados department alone is full of hidden treasures. From the “Suisse Normande” to the unspoilt natural panoramas, from Honfleur and its art galleries to Deauville and its famous American film festival  and horse races.

Not enough time to see it all? With Chalair’s new fast Southampton-Caen route, you’ll be able to make more stopovers and return to see Mont-Saint-Michel in the English Channel or the unforgettable cliffs of Etretat in Seine-Maritime.

About Chalair

Chalair Aviation is an independent French airline. Flying in the French skies since 1986, Chalair boasts more than 37 years of aeronautical experience, making it one of the 3 oldest French airlines. Its fleet comprises 12 aircrafts from 19 to 70 seats. Today, Chalair is the leading French regional airline in the sub-70-seat sector.

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