Air France monopoly : not totally!
I remind you that EasyJet operates 3 different destinations from ORLY and CDG
: Nice, Marseille and Toulouse.
All the new airlines that want to operate flights in France focuse on this three main lines, ignoring the other ones!
Regarding international flights :
Volareweb to Italy (from ORLY) : Rome, Venise, Palerme, Milan, Catane, Bari, Cagliari & Bologne.
Easyjet (from Orly ) : Berlin, Naples, Barcelone, Genève, Milan
Easyjet (from CDG
) : Dortmund, Liverpool, Luton, Belfast, Newcastle
There are other LCC operating flights from CDG
A lot of LCC operate flights to Nice and Marseille.
I volutarily ignored Ryanair because this airline do not serve Paris.
Regarding the Air France fares on domestic flights, it is not that difficult to find nice ones.
As two examples :
: 148€ including all taxes (First leg on december, 23rd and return on december 27th)
: 99€ including all taxes (First leg on april,1st and return on april, 5th)
For both flights, I took the first flight in the morning and the last in the evening so no loss of time.
Note : Half of the prices were taxes so the fares are not really expensive!