Airlinair

Société Airlinair, simply known as Airlinair, was a French regional airline based in Rungis, France,[1] operating scheduled regional flights (some of which were on behalf of Air France), and aircraft lease services.[2] The airline has set up bases at Paris-Orly Airport and Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport. As an Air France regional partner, it also offered flights from Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport

Airlinair
Airlinair logo.gif
IATA ICAO Callsign
AN RLA AIRLINAIR
Founded1998
Commenced operations1999
Ceased operations2017
Operating basesParis-Orly Airport
Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport
Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport
Frequent-flyer programFlying Blue
Fleet size19
Destinations26
HeadquartersRungis, France
Key peopleLionel Guérin, CEO
Websitewww.hop.com
An Airlinair ATR 42-500 at Stuttgart Airport (2006).
An Airlinair ATR 42-500 in Air France livery at Paris Orly (2011).

Airlinair, along with Régional and Airlinair, was fully merged in HOP! since 2017 after a year of negotiation process.[3]

HistoryEdit

The airline was established in 1998 and started operations in May 1999. It was founded by four principal shareholders including Lionel Guérin and is owned by private investors (80.5%) and Brit Air (19.5%).[2]

Since 31 March 2013, all Airlinair flights have been operated under the name HOP!, Air France's regional brand.[4]

Airlinair ceased all flight operations in March 2017 after its merger in HOP!.[3][5]

DestinationsEdit

As of 30 March 2013, Airlinair operates scheduled flights to the following domestic destinations:[6]

City Airport Notes
Agen Agen La Garenne Airport
Ajaccio Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport
Aurillac Aurillac – Tronquières Airport
Brive-la-Gaillard Brive–Souillac Airport
Caen Caen - Carpiquet Airport Operated by Chalair
Castres Castres–Mazamet Airport
Lannion Lannion – Côte de Granit Airport
La Rochelle La Rochelle – Île de Ré Airport
Limoges Limoges – Bellegarde Airport
Lyon Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport Base
Paris Orly Airport Base
Poitiers Poitiers–Biard Airport
Toulouse Toulouse–Blagnac Airport

Additionally, the following destinations are served on behalf of Air France:

Country City Airport Notes
France Clermont-Ferrand Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport
France Limoges Limoges – Bellegarde Airport
France Lyon Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport Base
France Marseille Marseille Provence Airport
France Montpellier Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport
France Paris Orly Airport
Charles de Gaulle Airport Base
France Pau Pau Pyrénées Airport
France Rennes Rennes–Saint-Jacques Airport
France Toulouse Toulouse–Blagnac Airport
Germany Cologne Cologne Bonn Airport
Germany Stuttgart Stuttgart Airport
Italy Florence Florence Airport
Italy Milan Milan–Malpensa Airport
United Kingdom Bristol Bristol Airport

FleetEdit

As of March 2017, the Airlinair fleet consists of the following aircraft:[7]

Airlinair fleet
Aircraft In Service Passengers Notes
ATR 42-500
11
46
ATR 72-500
2
70
ATR 72-600
6
72
Total 19

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Legal Notices Archived 2009-09-20 at the Wayback Machine." Airlinair. Retrieved on 2 June 2009. "24 rue de Villeneuve BP 40 193 - 94563 Rungis Cedex"
  2. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 70.
  3. ^ a b "Air France: les salariés de la filière Hop! poursuivent leur grève, des vols annulés". BFM TV (in French). 8 April 2017. Retrieved 23 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Air France Launches New Low-Cost Airline 'Hop!' Archived 2013-06-16 at Archive.today." Reuters. 26 March 2013. Retrieved on 26 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Air France va fusionner ses filiales régionales sous la bannière Hop !". Les Echos (in French). 16 July 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Airlinair timetable". Archived from the original on 2010-11-26. Retrieved 2010-12-08.
  7. ^ Airlinair fleet list at planespotters.net

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