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Joon S.A.S. is a French airline based at Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport. It is a subsidiary of Air France and was founded in 2017.[3] The airline is scheduled to cease operations on 26 June 2019 and will be remerged back into Air France.[4]

Joon
Joon logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
JN [1] JON [1] JOON [1]
FoundedJuly 2017
Commenced operations1 December 2017
HubsCharles de Gaulle Airport
AllianceSkyTeam (affiliate)
Fleet size15
Destinations17
Parent companyAir France
HeadquartersParis, France
Key peopleJean-Michel Mathieu (CEO)[2]
Websiteflyjoon.com

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HistoryEdit

Joon is aimed at young people, according to its parent company Air France,[5] with the word "Joon" sounding similar to the French word jeune, meaning young. It intended to serve destinations with heavy competition from low-cost carriers.[6] Joon commenced operations on 1 December 2017, serving short and medium-haul destinations within Europe, with initial routes to Barcelona, Berlin, Lisbon and Porto.[7][8] Long-haul destinations in the Americas and Africa were added in Summer 2018.[9]

In April 2018, it was announced that Joon had plans to operate 28 aircraft by 2020, consisting of 18 short to medium haul and 10 long haul aircraft. However it was not specified whether the aircraft would be transferred from Air France or ordered solely for Joon.[10] Some of the long haul aircraft Joon planned to operate were Airbus A350-900s.[11]

On 29 November 2018, French newspaper Le Figaro reported that the newly appointed CEO of Air France Benjamin Smith was considering dissolving Joon and reintegrating its operations into those of Air France, however no decision had been made by the board at the time.[12] On 10 January 2019, Air France confirmed that it would reintegrate Joon, including its aircraft and staff into Air France by the end of 2019, they stated that the airline was “difficult to understand from the outset."[13][14]

In February 2019, Air France announced the termination of all Joon operations and the reintegration of operations into those of Air France by 26 June 2019.[4]

DestinationsEdit

As of April 2018, Joon operates to the following destinations:

Country City Airport Notes Refs
Brazil Fortaleza Pinto Martins – Fortaleza International Airport Ends 25 June 2019 [15][16]
Czech Republic Prague Václav Havel Airport Prague Ends 26 June 2019 [17][16]
Egypt Cairo Cairo International Airport Ends 25 June 2019 [18][16]
France Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Hub [19][16]
Germany Berlin Berlin Tegel Airport Ends 26 June 2019 [20][16]
Hungary Budapest Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport Ends 26 June 2019 [21][16]
India Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport Ends 25 June 2019 [22][16]
Iran Tehran Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport Terminated [18]
Italy Rome Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport Ends 26 June 2019 [23][16]
Caribbean Netherlands St. Maarten Princess Juliana International Airport Seasonal
Ends 28 June 2019
[24][16]
Norway Bergen Bergen Airport, Flesland Terminated [21][16]
Norway Oslo Oslo Airport, Gardermoen Ends 26 June 2019 [23][16]
Portugal Lisbon Lisbon Portela Airport Ends 26 June 2019 [25][16]
Portugal Porto Porto Airport Ends 26 June 2019 [25]
South Africa Cape Town Cape Town International Airport Ends 27 June 2019 [18][16]
Spain Barcelona Barcelona–El Prat Airport Ends 26 June 2019 [25][16]
Spain Madrid Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport Ends 26 June 2019 [17][16]
Sweden Stockholm Stockholm Arlanda Airport Ends 26 June 2019 [17][16]
United Kingdom Manchester Manchester Airport Terminated [23][16]

FleetEdit

As of April 2019, the Joon fleet consists of the following aircraft:[26]

Joon fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
C W Y Total
Airbus A320-200 7 174 174 To be transferred to Air France by June 2019.[4]
Airbus A321-200 4 16 188 204[27]
Airbus A340-300 5 30 21 227 278
Total 16

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "The Airline Codes Website". Airlinecodes.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-14.
  2. ^ "Will Air France new subsidiary Joon succeed in pleasing millenials". Rude Baguette. 2017-08-29. Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  3. ^ "Air France's New (Delusional?) Airline, Joon". One Mile at a Time. 2017-07-20. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  4. ^ a b c routesonline.com - Air France to conclude JOON brand in late-June 2019 22 February 2019
  5. ^ "Meet 'Joon,' Air France's new airline for Millennials". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2017-07-31.
  6. ^ aero.de - "Air France Joon - The revolution that isn't one" (German) 25 September 2017
  7. ^ "France's Joon may target Iberian market initially - Gagey". ch-aviation. 2017-08-01. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  8. ^ "Air France Is Starting a New Discount Carrier Aimed at Millennials". Fortune. 2017-09-25. Retrieved 2017-09-25.
  9. ^ "YOUNG AND CONNECTED... DISCOVER JOON!" (PDF). Air France. 2017-07-20. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  10. ^ Moores, Victoria (24 April 2018). "Air France's Joon to operate 28 aircraft by 2020". Air Transport Worldwide - atwonline.com. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  11. ^ Ostrower, Jon (2017-07-20). "Congratulations Millennials, you now have your own airline". CNNMoney. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  12. ^ Collet, Valérie (29 November 2018). "Air France prête à stopper l'aventure Joon" [Air France ready to stop the Joon adventure]. Le Figaro (in French).
  13. ^ "Air France looking to scrap low-cost airline Joon". BBC News. BBC. 10 January 2019. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  14. ^ Wert, Jakob (10 January 2019). "Air France confirms plans to close down Joon brand". International Flight Network. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  15. ^ Air France outlines JOON operation from Dec 2017 25 September 2017
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Air France to conclude JOON brand in late-June 2019". Routesonline. 22 February 2019.
  17. ^ a b c Ltd. 2019, UBM (UK). "Air France moves additional European points to JOON in S19". Routesonline. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  18. ^ a b c Noëth, Bart (30 November 2017). "Air France has launched Joon, the low-cost airline "with a new generation travel experience"". aviation24.be. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  19. ^ Zhang, Benjamin. "Air France just launched a 'boutique' airline for millennials — here's everything we know". Business Insider. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  20. ^ airliners.de - "Air France sends Joon to Berlin" (German) 25 September 2017
  21. ^ a b Ltd. 2019, UBM (UK). "Air Frances moves 2 European destinations to JOON in W18". Routesonline. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  22. ^ "Discover Mumbai with Joon". Air France. Retrieved 2018-04-29.
  23. ^ a b c Ltd. 2019, UBM (UK). "JOON S18 expansion as of 12DEC17". Routesonline. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  24. ^ Ltd. 2019, UBM (UK). "Air France moves St. Maarten to JOON service in S19". Routesonline. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  25. ^ a b c "Air France brand to disappear from Portugal". theportugalnews.com. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  26. ^ "JOON fleet". Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  27. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "JOON S18 expansion as of 12DEC17". Routesonline. Retrieved 2017-12-13.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Joon at Wikimedia Commons