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Euro­tun­nel has un­veiled a new lounge for its Flex­i­plus clients at the Co­quelles ter­mi­nal to cel­e­brate its mil­lionth client us­ing the Flex­i­plus ser­vice since its launch in 2006. The new build­ing at Co­quelles, just out­side Calais, known as the William Turner lounge, of­fers 500m2 of space of­fer­ing com­fort­able wait­ing ar­eas and mod­ern equip­ment. Folke­stone will soon have a sim­i­lar lounge, named Claude Monet, sched­uled to be com­pleted in the first quar­ter of 2018.

Low-cost air­line Ryanair has warned that it may be forced to move some or all of its Uk-based air­craft to con­ti­nen­tal Europe if the UK fails to clar­ify its po­si­tion on the EU’S Open Skies agree­ment fol­low­ing Brexit ne­go­ti­a­tions. The warn­ing came as the Ir­ish car­rier re­ported a 55% rise in profit at the end of July. How­ever, the com­pany has re­fused to pub­lish its sum­mer 2019 schedule in light of the un­cer­tainty sur­round­ing the Open Skies agree­ment.

Air France pi­lots have agreed to plans to create a new lower cost air­line aimed at mil­len­nial trav­ellers (as re­ported in FPN, is­sue 318). Con­ceived un­der the work­ing ti­tle Boost, the pro­posed air­line has now been named Joon. The com­pany will start with short-haul flights de­part­ing from Charles-de-gaulle from this au­tumn and long-haul flights from sum­mer 2018. The air­line will have a dig­i­tal em­pha­sis, ac­cept­ing on­line book­ings only.

Easyjet has an­nounced it will start fly­ing from Southamp­ton air­port for the first time with the launch of a new sea­sonal ser­vice to Geneva. The win­ter-only ser­vice will start from 14 De­cem­ber with three weekly flights on Tues­day, Thurs­day and Sun­day. Al­though lo­cated in Switzer­land, Geneva air­port of­fers good ac­cess to the French Alps.

SNCF is tri­alling self-ser­vice scoot­ers ( trot­tinettes) at St-de­nis sta­tion north of Paris. Cur­rently, only SNCF em­ploy­ees have ac­cess to the ser­vice, which will open to the gen­eral public from 28 Au­gust. Users sign up on a smart­phone app to ac­cess the ser­vice; it is hoped the scoot­ers will soon be able to be left on the street and ge­olo­cated through the app. De­signed by an Al­sa­tian start-up called KNOT, the scoot­ers are there to fa­cil­i­tate the jour­ney be­tween the sta­tions and the of­fice.

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