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Newcastle holidaymakers can now jet off to Toulouse for the first time thanks to the North’s leading leisure airline with friendly low fares, 

The inaugural flight departed last Sunday 22nd May, taking North East passengers to the vibrant and colourful city in south west France.’s brand new direct weekly service will operate throughout the summer until Sunday 4th September 2011, with prices starting at just £29.99 one way including taxes.

Ian Doubtfire, managing director of, said:  “We are really pleased to have launched the region’s only direct service to the beautiful city of Toulouse.  It has all the ingredients for those wanting to jet away on a city break this summer – whether you want to soak up the culture and visit famous sites including Basilique St-Sernin and the National Space Centre, sample the famous Toulouse sausage at one of the many restaurants and cafes, or relax with a tipple at one of the region’s internationally renowned vineyards – there really is something for everyone!” 

Chris Sanders, Aviation Development Director at Newcastle International, said:  “We very much welcome this new route from as it makes access to Toulouse and other parts of southern France much, much easier.  In addition to the fantastic city of Toulouse; Carcassonne, Perpignan, Montpellier, Lourdes, Tarbes, Pau and Bordeaux are all readily accessible so we expect this to be an extremely popular route with travelers keen to explore all this part of France has to offer.”

Toulouse, the capital of the Midi-Pyrénées, is known as La Ville Rose (The Pink City) because of its many elegant rose colour buildings, including the famous Place du Capitole.  It is a fantastic city to explore on foot with an abundance of street cafes to rest your feet and sample some of the tempting local cuisine.  The city is also a perfect base from which to visit some of the beautiful surrounding cities and towns of South West France including Carcassonne – the largest medieval fortress in Europe – and the famous Lourdes Sanctuary.  Fans of The Da Vinci code will enjoy a visit to the mysterious Rennes le Château – the centre of various conspiracy theories which were inspiration for the bestselling novel.

Customers keen to book a break to Toulouse will be able to try out’s new look booking process.  In an overhaul of its popular website it has launched inclusive pricing – with all taxes and charges now included from the outset so that customers can easily get a sense of their total costs up front. recently announced the first phase of its ambitious growth plans at Newcastle Airport, with four brand new destinations taking off this summer – Alicante, Faro, Krakow and Prague – the launch of New York shopping breaks this Christmas, the announcement of 47 new jobs and an additional  aircraft to be based at the airport. 

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