25-May-2012 11:11 AM

Air France-KLM to restructure short/medium-haul operations into three units

Air France-KLM announced (24-May-2012) plans to restructure its short- and medium-haul operations into three units: Air France, French regional network and Transavia France. The restructure is part of the airline's turnaround plan, Transform 2015, with the changes to enable the carrier to optimise its regional flight operations while highlighting its key strengths of frequencies, loyalty and network and to take advantage of growth in the leisure travel segment through the use of Transavia France. The three units will be as follows:

  • Air France: Short/medium-haul operations focusing on feeding long-haul services at Paris CDG and on serving European business travellers from regional bases in Marseille, Toulouse and Nice;
  • French regional network: Including Air France Regional, Britair and Airlinair. These carrier will operate to Paris CDG, Paris Orly and across the French domestic network, excluding the regional bases at Marseille, Toulouse and Nice;
  • Transavia France: Focused on leisure services from Paris Orly and regional cities (excluding regional bases) to leisure destinations in Europe and the Mediterranean. Currently operating eight aircraft, growing to between 20 and 22 aircraft by 2015/16. [more - original PR]

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