Air France (Paris) as part of it turnaround plan is planning to merge regional carriers Airlinair, Brit Air, Regional and operate from a new strategic regional hub.
This new regional division will operate flights under a new brand.
The new name and flight schedule will be announced in January 2013 for a launch in April 2013. The new consolidated carrier will operate 86 aircraft, down from the current 93. 64 jobs are expected to be lost in the the consolidation.
Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems.Brit Air’s Bombardier CRJ900 F-HDTA (msn 15001) waits for the next flight at Amsterdam.
Air France (Paris), according to this report by Reuters, wants to increase productivity by 20 percent. To accomplish this mission, the airline will cut staff and consolidate its feeder airlines, namely Airlinair (Paris-Orly), Brit Air (Morlaix) and Regional (Nantes) into one carrier. Air France will also increase the fleet at lower-cost Transavia Airlines (Amsterdam).
Brit Air (Morlaix) today (January 20) is putting the first new Bombardier CRJ1000 (CL-600-2E25) into revenue service on the Paris (Orly)-Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg (EuroAirport) route.
Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg is one of the few airports in the world operated jointly by two countries, France and Switzerland. Due to its unique international status, EuroAirport has three IATA airport codes: BSL (Basel) is the Swiss code, MLH (Mulhouse) is the French code and EAP (EuroAirport) is the international code. The ICAO airport code is LFSB.
Copyright Photo: Pepscl. CRJ1000 (CL-600-2E25) F-HMLD (msn 19007) was accepted by Brit Air on January 12 and arrived at Orly Airport to a water gun welcome on January 19.