This service will be accessible to passengers of Hop! Air France routes from Paris (Orly and Charles-de-Gaulle), but also to passengers of two new weekly winter routes that have been announced consecutively: one from Lille by Hop! Air France and the other from west of France (Lannion and Nantes) by Chalair.
Pau Pyrénées airport is a forerunner in this matter: it's the first time in their history that Hop! Air France and Chalair open seasonal winter services. These routes are also the only domestic air routes that exist in France on the ski niche.
On this occasion, N'py, partner of Air'py, manager of 8 ski areas, offers a ski pass for the week to all passengers booking a plane ticket and a shuttle, excluding school holidays. This is a particularly strong argument to convince customers to fly instead of taking cars or trains.
These shuttles improve access to Pyrenean ski resorts for customers in Paris, North and West of France in direct flights, but also from other French regions via Paris-Orly and from abroad via Paris Charles-de-Gaulle. The service will run every Saturday from December 23, 2017 to March 17, 2018. The price is 15 € one-way and 30 € round trip (free for children under 4 years). The shuttles will serve the following resorts: Gourette, Artouste, La Pierre St-Martin, Cauterets, Luz-Ardiden, Grand Tourmalet (Barèges and La Mongie), Saint Lary, Piau-Engaly, Peyragudes and Somport.
These 11 alpine ski areas, with a total of nearly 400 slopes, are all located between 1h15 and 2h by road from Pau Pyrénées airport. In addition, 15 nordic ski areas are also less than two hours away, totaling 450 km of ski runs.
Pau Pyrénées airport is also positioned as a gateway to hydrotherapy: one in four spa towns in France, or 23 spas in total, is less than 2 hours drive from Pau airport.