Air France sets 01-Dec-2017 launch date for Joon

    Air France confirmed (25-Sep-2017) various aspects of Joon, referring to the new carrier as “designed to meet the expectations of a new generation of travellers”. Details comprise:

    • Fleet: Mix of A320, A340 and A350 equipment. Joon expects to receive its first A350 in 2019, and will operate 28 aircraft by 2020 (18 medium haul and 10 long haul);
    • Routes, with fares from EUR39, effective from 01-Dec-2017:
    • Routes effective from summer 2018:
      • Paris CDG-Fortaleza: Twice weekly from EUR249;
      • Paris CDG-Seychelles: Three times weekly from EUR299.

    According to Air France‘s official Twitter account, Air France-KLMchairman and CEO Jean-Marc Janaillac said the carrier’s business model is “between traditional and low cost”. The carrier will also allow earning and usage of Air France’s Flying Blue Miles. [more – original PR]