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Compagnie Aérienne Corse Méditerranée S.A.E.M. (Corsican: Cumpagnia Aerea Corsa Mediterrania), trading as Air Corsica (formerly CCM Airlines), is a French regional airline with its head office on the grounds of Ajaccio - Campo dell'Oro Airport in Ajaccio, Corsica, France.[1] It operates passenger services from Corsica to continental France. Its main base is Ajaccio - Campo dell’Oro Airport, with hubs at Figari Sud-Corse Airport, Bastia - Poretta Airport and Calvi - Sainte-Catherine Airport.[2]

Air Corsica
Air Corsica logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
XK CCM CORSICA
Founded1989 (as Compagnie Corse Mediterranee)
2000 (as CCM Airlines)
Commenced operations2010
HubsAjaccio - Campo dell'Oro Airport
Secondary hubsBastia - Poretta Airport
Fleet size12
Destinations17
Parent companyCollectivité Territoriale de Corse, Air France-KLM
HeadquartersAjaccio, Corsica, France
Websiteaircorsica.com

HistoryEdit

The airline was established as Compagnie Corse Mediterranee on 1 January 1989 and started services in June 1990. It changed its name to CCM Airlines in November 2000 and to Air Corsica in October 2010. A partnership with Air France has been developed and the network expanded. On 14 June 2005 the airline agreed the purchase of 6 new ATR 72–500 aircraft to replace ATR 72–200, in a contract worth over $100 million. Deliveries took place between late 2005 and mid-2007, with the aircraft being operated under an Air France-KLM franchise on services from the four Corsican airports to Lyon, Marseille and Nice.[3]

The airline is owned by Collectivité Territoriale de Corse (60.37%), Air France (11.94%), Crédit Agricole (7.55%), SNCM (6.68%) and the remainder with 6 smaller investors. It has 653 employees (as of March 2007).[2] Air Corsica operates certain flights as a franchise for Air France and Alitalia.[4] Air Corsica outsources its Passenger Service System, which manages reservations, inventory and pricing to Amadeus using the Altéa system.

DestinationsEdit

FleetEdit

 
Air Corsica Airbus A320

Current fleetEdit

As of October 2019, Air Corsica fleet consists of the following aircraft:[6]

Air Corsica Fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A320-200 6 180
ATR 42-500 1 48 From June 3rd 2019 Wet leased from Czech Airlines [7]
ATR 72-500 5 70
Total 12

Former fleetEdit

The airline previously operated the following aircraft (as of August 2018):[8]

  • 1 further ATR 72-500

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Relations Clientèle Archived 2009-08-18 at the Wayback Machine." CCM Airlines. Retrieved on 12 February 2010. "Siège social de CCM Aéroport Napoléon Bonaparte BP 505 – 20186 AJACCIO CEDEX "
  2. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 62.
  3. ^ Air International, July 2005
  4. ^ Air Corsica to Start Corsica – Rome Service Jun–Sep 2012 with Alitalia
  5. ^ "Profile on Air Corsica". CAPA. Centre for Aviation. Archived from the original on 2016-11-03. Retrieved 2016-11-03.
  6. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2019): 14.
  7. ^ Template:Https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/76928-air-corsica-to-wet-lease-an-atr42-500-in-late-2q19
  8. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2018 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2018): 14.

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