XL Airways France

Full Service Carrier
International only
In service
Country/Territory: France


XL Airways France is a full-service carrier operating from its hub at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. The French carrier operates scheduled passenger and charter services to destinations in the Mediterranean, Africa, North America and the Caribbean. Its fleet consists of narrowbody and widebody aircraft.

On 02-Dec-2016, XL Airways France and La Compagnie announced plans for a merger, creating the first French long-haul low-fare group servicing both business and economy class on the New York-Paris service. Operational changes was not addressed during the announcement, nor was a timeline of the merger. However, both carriers are expected to retain their separate identities following the merger. La Compagnie CEO & Founder Frantz Yvelin announced his resignation to pursue other projects. Meanwhile, XL Airways CEO Laurent Magnin is expected to oversee the merger and become chief executive of both carriers. The new XL Airways-La Compagnie Group consolidated revenue will be over EUR400 million.

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