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Chalair takes over operation of Castres-Orly route

Following the call for tenders to take over this regional development route between Castres-Mazamet airport and Paris-Orly, our Normandy-based airline has been chosen to operate the service for the next four years. For the period from June 1, 2023 to May 31, 2027, Chalair will take over the Castres-Orly route. Two round-trip flights are scheduled daily on weekdays, with one rotation on Sundays. A real relief for the region after weeks of anxiety.
Published on June 27, 2023

Details of the link between Castres-Mazamet and Paris-Orly

The Castres-Orly route, like other inter-regional destinations, is covered by a multi-year public service delegation agreement, due to its vital role in regional development.

It is in this context that our company has been entrusted with the operation for the next four years. Flights will be operated on the basis of two rotations, 5 days out of 7, and one round trip on Sundays. The routes are operated by an ATR-42 aircraft with a capacity of around 48 seats.

Since June 1, passengers have been able to board at the following times:

  • Departure from Castres-Mazamet at 6:45 a.m. (arrival at 8:15 a.m.) and 6:05 p.m. (arrival at 7:35 p.m.), Monday to Friday
  • Departure from Paris-Orly at 8:45 a.m. (arriving at 10:10 a.m.) and 8:05 p.m. (arriving at 9:30 p.m.), Monday to Friday
  • No flights on Saturday
  • The 6.05pm departure from Castres and 8.05pm departure from Orly are also assigned to the Sunday rotation.

Bookings can be made through your travel agent or directly on the Chalair website.

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A reassuring recovery for Castres-Mazamet Airport

The economic activity of Castres-Mazamet Airport remains highly dependent on this air link, since no other scheduled service is operated there. While doubts had been hanging over the airport's future, particularly in anticipation of an increase in the State's financial contribution, this is a great relief for the airport's syndicat mixte.

Despite the reduction from three round trips a day to two, users, including the 8th Marine Infantry Parachute Regiment, can rest assured about the future of the line.