Air France May Launch Budget Carrier | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

AMA Drone Report

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday

Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI

Airborne On ANN

AMA 05.25.17

Airborne
05.22.17

Airborne
05.23.17

Airborne
05.24.17

Airborne
05.25.17

Airborne
05.26.17

Airborne-Unmanned 05.23.17

Airborne-YouTube

AMA 05.25.17

Airborne
05.22.17

Airborne
05.23.17

Airborne
05.24.17

Airborne
05.25.17

Airborne
05.26.17

Airborne-Unmanned 05.23.17

XPONENTIAL Innovation Preview -- www.allthingsunmanned.com

Sun, Nov 19, 2006

Air France May Launch Budget Carrier

Low-Cost Airlines Become More Attractive

A report in Euronews yesterday confirms Air France is considering starting its own low-cost airline to be based in Paris.

The proposed carrier, tentatively dubbed Air France Soleil, would grow as an expansion from KLM-owned Transavia. Transavia offers scheduled and charter service mainly out of the Netherlands.

Soleil would face stiff competition out of the gate from established low-cost rivals easyJet, Ryanair and Air Berlin. That triad has already knocked several upstarts out of the segment.

Ryanair, perhaps the most successful of Europe's budget carriers, boasted 39 million passengers the first three quarters of this year. With those kind of numbers it's easy to see why Air France is eager to get its foot in the door.

Ryanair made a recent bid to purchase Aer Lingus and break into the long-haul segment of the industry. So far, that bid has met with a great deal of resistance from Aer Lingus, the Irish government and opponents within the EU.

Some question Air France's decision to offer a low-cost service domestically since it would compete directly with the country's high-speed train system -- the TVG. That system already allows travelers to get from Paris to Marseilles on the south coast in around three hours. The train network serves 250,000 customers daily in France, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands.

The Euronews report says the Air France-KLM board meets next week to discuss the proposal.

FMI: www.airfrance.com

Advertisement

More News

Airborne-Unmanned 05.23.17: Courts Nix Model Regs, Autonymous Flt, WATT 300

Also: King Schools Update, Kittyhawk APP, Robird And Integrated Drone Solutions, ICAO Drone Tracking The unmanned community got a bit of a jolt late last week when the US Court of >[...]

AMA Drone Report 05.25.17: Court Kills FAA Model Drone Registration, DJI Spark!

Also: AMA Reacts To Court, FAA Reaction, AUVSI Reaction, Kittyhawk Flight Deck APP Score one for us little guys... As you may have heard, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D>[...]

Airborne 05.26.17: Elvis' Jetstar, ACJ330neo, Redbull's Muroya Aims For Chiba

Also: Revitalizing The Aero-Verse, NAAA's Concerns, 737 Air Tankers, SD Air & Space Museum, LAX Mishap, Avidyne After sitting on a runway in Roswell, NM for more than 30 years,>[...]

Airborne 05.25.17: DJI Spark!, S. Lakeland Airport, Moon Rock Sample

Also: Airbus Corporate Helos, Airborne Expansion, Gulfstream G600, Gogo Business, MilFuel, Aerion And GE, Pro Line Fusion DJI has just introduced the Spark, which they call an "eas>[...]

Airborne 05.26.17: Elvis' Jetstar, ACJ330neo, Redbull's Muroya Aims For Chiba

Also: Revitalizing The Aero-Verse, NAAA's Concerns, 737 Air Tankers, SD Air & Space Museum, LAX Mishap, Avidyne After sitting on a runway in Roswell, NM for more than 30 years,>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC