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.
Formerly operated by Alitalia Express, this Embraer ERJ 170-100LR registered as EI-DFL (msn 17000036) was rolled out of the paint shop at Norwich on January 21, 2012 in the house colors of Regional Compagnie Aerienne Europeenne (Nantes). Regional normally operates its fleet of six Embraer ERJ 135s, 27 ERJ 145s, 10 ERJ 170s and 10 ERJ 190s in the colors of Air France.
On March 30, 2001 Flandre Air, Proteus Airlines, and Regional Airlines were merged to form the current day Regional.