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From Paris with love - exclusive web report on new flights

After a few teething problems yesterday it was a better day for the South's newest airline - which has just started running flights from Sussex to Paris.

The Brighton City Airways service from the renamed Brighton Shoreham Airport flies to Paris Pointoise - 17 miles from the French capital - in one hour.

Charlotte Wilkins was one of the first on board and sends us this exclusive web postcard, speaking to Tony Realff of Brighton City Airways.


Pictures from Paris as new flights take off

The Eiffel Tower dominates Credit: Charlotte Wilkins

It's been a short trip to the French capital for our reporter Charlotte Wilkins after she boarded the first of Brighton Shoreham Airport's regular flights to Paris.

It was delayed for two hours due to a technical fault. However, that hasn't stopped Charlotte from seeing the sights...

Onboard the new flights. Credit: Charlotte Wilkins
The Arc de triumph Credit: Charlotte Wilkins

PICTURE: First Paris flight from Shoreham delayed

Shoreham's first flight to paris, just waiting to fly off Credit: Charlotte Wilkins

Daily flights from the renamed Brighton Shoreham Airport to Paris have begun.

The airline Brighton City Airways says the journeys should take just one hour but this morning's maiden flight was disrupted because of a technical fault on the 19 seater aircraft. A plane had to be flown in from elsewhere meaning a two hour delay.

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New destinations for our airports

Two regional airports in the south are starting new services this week.

Today Minoan Air start flying to Edinburgh and Dublin from Oxford. This is one of a number of airlines who have tried to launch new routes in recent years.

On Wednesday services start from Shoreham to Paris.

The move comes as some established airlines are cutting services. Ryanair has announced up to 1,000 job losses at Stansted in Essex.