‘Wine allowance’ introduced on new flights from Cambridge to France

Cambridge Airport’s latest airline partner, Danube Wings, will be introducing a unique wine allowance for passengers flying from between Dole-Jura and Cambridge when the route launches this summer.

Any passengers flying from Dole-Jura, in the winemaking region of Franche-Comté in France, to Cambridge will be given a special wine allowance of four bottles per passenger, in addition to a complimentary checked baggage allowance of 15kg and a hand luggage allowance of 5kg.

The new scheduled flights from Danube Wings will operate twice-weekly on Mondays and Fridays from Cambridge to Dole-Jura Airport from 27 July 2012.  The regional airport of Franche-Comté, also offering ease of access to neighbouring Burgundy, is the first international scheduled service destination to be offered from Cambridge Airport under its new leadership team and it is the first time any airport in the UK has offered a route to this great winemaking region.
Ideally located only three miles from the centre of Cambridge, Cambridge Airport offers direct access from London by rail in just 45-minutes and provides a gateway to the East of England. With fast and easy boarding, travellers are just a quick two-hour flight away from Franche-Comté, where the delights of a gastronomic culture, mountainous landscape, beautiful old river towns such as Ornans and Besançon, nearby Dijon and Burgundy, the grand cru of winemaking regions, await.

Danube Wings seats are on sale now with special offer fares from just £65 one-way via the airline’s website www.danubewings.eu on both a one-way and round-trip basis. Packages are bookable via Premier Travel (01223 500 007), which offers Dijon city-breaks, self-drive holidays through Jura and Burgundy wine tours. Wine bottles must be securely packed in a suitable wine carrying box for transportation and be checked in to the aircraft hold.

About Cambridge Airport

Cambridge Airport is part of the Marshall Group of Companies, a private family business, owned and managed by the Marshall family. The business was founded in Cambridge in 1909, and entered aviation in 1929. Marshall Group activities which take place at the airport include Marshall Aerospace (engineering and technology), Marshall Executive Aviation (Jet Charter and management) and Cambridge Aeroclub (GA Training and Maintenance). Cambridge Airport primarily targets the east of England market with a strong focus on Cambridge and its business, academic and industrial sectors. It is also a strong provider to the equine community as it is just 10 miles from Newmarket and offers regular services for the transportation of horses.

The airport is ideally positioned for easy access to London with just under an hour’s drive to Canary Wharf and East of London the location of the key Olympics venues. With a 1965m/6447ft runway accepting aircraft up to Boeing 757 or Airbus 320 and all regional jet types, it is suitable for short to medium haul passenger airline services.  It boasts CAA Category 7 Fire & Air Traffic Control status and has full navigational aids and communications, which include radar approach coverage up to 30nm and a new GPS approach to complement its ILS system. Cambridge Airport is home to a variety of aviation service providers including charter operator Marshall Executive Aviation, MEA which operates a Cessna Citation Bravo and Citation XLS as well as a Bombardier Challenger 300.

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