London City Airport gains flights to "best place to live in France"
Tue, 28 Apr, 2009
London City Airport has gained new flights to a destination voted the "best place to live in France".
Nantes was awarded the accolade in 2003 and 2004 by the country's Le Point publication.
Air France is launching the service to the city in co-operation with CityJet and VLM Airlines.
It will depart twice on weekdays and once on weekend days, taking 100 minutes.
The firm has commented the resort is perfect for business or leisure breaks during the summer.
"Nantes is a vibrant metropolis with scores of chic shops, restaurants and cafes, three universities and a lively cultural scene," it said.
Check-in times at can be as little as 15 minutes, the company added.
Those driving to the hub are advised that it is located to the east of the capital, near to the 02 Arena and Canary Wharf.
It is not in the congestion zone people looking to take advantage of its airport parking facilities can input the postcode E16 2PX into their satnav systems to check which is the quickest route for them.