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Air France selects Hop! as the new brand for its regional carriers

Hop! ERJ 170 (Air France)(LR)

Air France (Paris) has selected Hop! as the new brand for its three soon-to-be-merged regional carriers. Hop! will operate 530 daily flights to 136 destinations starting on March 31.

Hop! logo

Hop! is the result of the merger of Brit Air (Morlaix), Régional Compagnie Aérienne Européenne (Nantes) and Airlinair (Rungis). All three carriers currently operate AF services in the Air France livery.

Brit Air (France) logo

Regional (France) logo

Airlinair logo

Images: Air France.

Brit Air: AG Slide Show

Regional: AG Slide Show

Airlinair: AG Slide Show

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Air France to consolidate Airlinair, Brit Air and Regional into one carrier with a new regional hub

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.

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