27-Jun-2013 10:36 AM

HOP! carriers restructure into simplified joint stock company

HOP! announced (26-Jun-2013) Airlinair, Brit Air and Regional held general meetings during which the airlines validated their new status and name changes, become a simplified joint stock company, governed by HOP!. The airlines are now becoming HOP!-AIRLINAIR, HOP!-BRIT AIR and HOP!-REGIONAL, to improve brand consistency. Under the new structure, the boards of directors will be replaced with executive councils, each of which will be chaired by HOP! CEO Lionel Guerin. Mr Guerin said the new structures will reduce costs and accelerate the decision making process. The airlines will focus on quality safety and punctuality. HOP! is a wholly owned subsidiary of Air France and operates 530 daily frequencies to 136 destinations with a fleet of 98 aircraft ranging from 48 seats to 100 seats. [more - original PR French]

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