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January 31, 2017: Reunion - Eruption of Piton de la Fournaise.

Piton de la Fournaise came into eruption on January 31. The eruption lasted several days. The previous eruption dates back to September 11, 2016 and lasted a week.

October 2016: La Reunion
- Low cost flights from Paris.

French Blue, the new French airline offering low cost long-haul flights, will operate regular flights between Paris and Saint-Denis (Reunion) at competitive prices as from June 16, 2017. French Blue, founded by Dubreuil group, started with flights to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic in mid-September 2016. The airfares to Reunion start at 598 euros for a round trip with checked luggage, meals and seat selection and at 498 euros without these options.

The arrival of a low cost airline on this route may hopefully lessen airfares to Reunion. This island in the Indian Ocean is a dream destination for hiking and all other outdoor activities, while the nearby Mauritius Island is ideal for beach holidays.

September 11, 2016: Réunion - Eruption of the Piton de la Fournaise.

On Sunday September 11, the Piton de la Fournaise came into eruption for the second time this year. The lava flows on the northern flank of the volcano and does not endanger the population. The previous eruption date from may 2016.

February 17, 2016: Reunion Island - Rise of the prices of flights to Paris.

Three airlines (Air France, Air Austral and Corsair) offering flights between Réunion Island and Paris have increased airfares by € 20 (in low season) and € 30 (in high season). Suspecting an illegal agreement of the three airlines, the French government will ask them for explanations. Air France publicly explained the rise by the interplay of supply and demand and, more specifically, the high passenger load level on this route and the rising prices of its competitors.

August 24, 2015: Reunion Island - new eruption of the Piton de la Fournaise. 

On August 24, 2015, for the fourth time this year, the Piton de la Fournaise has again erupted. The previous eruptions date back to February, May and July

May 17, 2015: Reunion Island - Eruption of the Piton de la Fournaise. 

After showing several warning signs, Piton de la Fournaise has erupted as from May 17, 2015 for the second time this year. Gas and lava projections reach up to 30-50 m (up to 100-160 ft) high. The lava flows occurs in an uninhabited area. The eruption ended on May 30. 

Piton de la Fournaise (2 632 m) is located in the southeast of Reunion Island (Indian Ocean). It is a volcano that has effusive eruptions (as opposed to volcanoes with explosive eruptions). It is one of the most active volcanoes in the world by its eruption frequency and its average volume of lava, which are comparable to those of Mount Etna in Italy. The previous eruption dates back to February 4, 2015. 

The volcano is one of the major tourist attractions of the island.  In the absence of eruption, the 8 km (5.0 mi) wide caldera, known as Enclos Fouqué, is open to visitors. During the eruptions, lava flows can often be watched remotely. Sometimes the lava flows reached the ocean.


 

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