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. 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.
|Founded||1989 (as Compagnie Corse Mediterranee)|
2000 (as CCM Airlines)
|Hubs||Ajaccio - Campo dell'Oro Airport|
|Secondary hubs||Bastia - Poretta Airport|
|Frequent-flyer program||Flying Blue|
|Parent company||Collectivité Territoriale de Corse, Air France–KLM|
|Headquarters||Ajaccio, Corsica, France|
|Key people||Philippe Dandrieux (CEO)|
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.
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). Air Corsica operates certain flights as a franchise for Air France and Alitalia. Air Corsica outsources its Passenger Service System, which manages reservations, inventory and pricing to Amadeus using the Altéa system.
|Belgium||Charleroi||Brussels South Charleroi Airport|
|France||Ajaccio||Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport|
|Bastia||Bastia Poretta Airport|
|Clermont-Ferrand||Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport||Seasonal|
|Figari||Figari–Sud Corse Airport|
|Marseille||Marseille Provence Airport|
|Nantes||Nantes Atlantique Airport||Terminated|
|Nice||Nice Côte d'Azur Airport|
|United Kingdom||London||London Stansted Airport|
|ATR 42-500||1||—||48||From June 3rd 2019 Wet leased from Czech Airlines |
The airline previously operated the following aircraft (as of August 2018):
- 1 further ATR 72-500
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- Air International, July 2005
- Air Corsica to Start Corsica – Rome Service Jun–Sep 2012 with Alitalia
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