EasyJet to open more French bases

Low-fare airline EasyJet is to open two more bases in France, it was announced today.

At Nice and Toulouse the bases will be operational by summer 2012.

This will take easyJet's number of French bases to five, with the other three being Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports in Paris and Lyon.

The new bases should enable the carrier to increase its French regional and European routes from 27 to 37.