21-Mar-2016 11:14 AM

French Blue unveils plan to launch first French low cost long haul operation by Sep-2016

Group Dubreuil announced (18-Mar-2016) details of its launch plans for French Blue, the first French low cost long-haul carrier.

  • Launch date: 15-Sep-2016;
  • Base: Paris Orly-Sud;
  • Initial destinations: Punta Cana (Sep-2016), Reunion and Mauritius (Jun-2017);
  • Start of ticket reservations: 07-Jun-2016;
  • Fleet: First A330-300 scheduled for delivery on 26-Jun-2016. Additional A330-300 to follow in 2017. Two A350-900s to be delivered in 2018;
  • Aircraft configuration: 378 seats in two classes:
    • 28 'Premium Blue' seats with 91 cm seat pitch, 30 cm HD IFE touch screen and central console;
    • 350 'Eco Blue' seats with 81 cm seat pitch, leather and 25 cm HD IFE touch screen;
  • Fare categories:
    • 'Basic': Lowest price category, with 12 kg luggage allowance;
    • 'Smart': Middle price category, with 23 kg luggage allowance, food and snacks and seat selection;
    • 'Premium': Premium Blue seating, all services complimentary;
  • Workforce: 400 employees within first two years. [more - original PR - French]

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