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Say goodbye to the Joon brand tonight

Joon (Air France) Airbus A321-211 F-GTAM (msn 1859) LIS (Ton Jochems). Image: 946801.

Air France, as planned, is closing out the Joon brand at the close of operations tonight.

As previously reported, the new CEO did not want the diverse brands.

AF launched the Joon brand on leisure routes to appeal to millennials on October 29, 2017.

Above Photo: Anna Zvereva.

Joon painted aircraft and crews will be rolled back into Air France.

Top Copyright Photo: Joon (Air France) Airbus A321-211 F-GTAM (msn 1859) LIS (Ton Jochems). Image: 946801.

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Air France to phase out the Joon brand in June

Joon (Air France) Airbus A340-313 F-GLZN (msn 245) CDG (Jacques Guillem Collection). Image: 945737.

Joon is ending in June. Air France will close out the Joon brand in late June.

According to Airline Route, the last Joon flight (JN/JON codes) will be operated between St. Maarten and Paris (CDG) on June 28, 2019 (subject to change).

Top Copyright Photo: Joon (Air France) Airbus A340-313 F-GLZN (msn 245) CDG (Jacques Guillem Collection). Image: 945737.

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Air France considers the future of Joon

Joon (Air France) Airbus A321-211 F-GTAK (msn 1658) CDG (Manuel Negrerie). Image: 942239.

Air France has made this announcement:

A project for Joon’s future

After much discussion with employees and customers alike, and in consultation with the unions, Air France has decided to launch a project studying the future of the Joon brand and the integration of Joon employees and aircraft into Air France.

Despite the many positive impacts of Joon, in particular the invaluable contribution of the teams at Joon who launched the company and worked with passion and dedication, the brand was difficult to understand from the outset for customers, for employees, for markets and for investors.

The plurality of brands in the marketplace has created much complexity and unfortunately weakened the power of the Air France brand.

Through integration, Air France would see many benefits thanks to fleet, brand, and product harmonisation. Managing the operation would be improved through a common fleet of aircraft. Air France will also be able to ensure a smooth transition of the Airbus A350, currently on order, to the Air France fleet with a more economical cabin configuration.

All Joon flights currently sold or for sale would of course be operated by Joon until the project is completed, and then taken over by Air France.

The simplification of the brand portfolio, while capitalizing on the Air France mother brand, is an undeniable asset for our employees, our customers, and indeed all stake holders. It would also enable Air France to complete this integration without impacting the efficiency of the Air France-KLM Group.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Joon): Joon (Air France) Airbus A321-211 F-GTAK (msn 1658) CDG (Manuel Negrerie). Image: 942239.

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Will Air France end the Joon experiment?

Joon (Air France) Airbus A320-214 F-GKXT (msn 3859) LIS (Ton Jochems). Image: 940724.

The new CEO of Air France-KLM (Ben Smith) wants to end Joon, the lower-cost subsidiary project of Air France designed to appeal to millennials according to Reuters.

Joon was the project of previous CEO Jean-Marc Janaillac.

The employees of Joon are expected to be placed with parent Air France if the final decision is made.

Look now, Joon painted aircraft could become a rarity in 2019.

Previously Joon was planning to add six new destinations for the summer of 2019:

Starting in summer 2019, Joon will serve 6 new destinations:

In Europe:

  • Madrid;
  • Stockholm;
  • Prague;
  • Manchester.

In the Caribbean:

  • Saint Martin.

In South America:

  • Quito.

Starting next summer Joon will serve 6 new destinations from Paris-CDG: Madrid* (Spain), Stockholm* (Sweden), Prague* (Czech Republic), Manchester* (UK), Saint-Martin* (France) and Quito (Ecuador).

  • Madrid, Stockholm, Prague and Manchester by Airbus A320 and A321!

From Paris-CDG, Joon will fly to Madrid, Stockholm, Prague and Manchester by Airbus A320 (174 seats) and A321 (212 seats).

Here is the full report by Reuters:

Air France-KLM is mulling the closure of Joon, its newest airline brand, company sources told Reuters, in an about-face that could help new boss Ben Smith address the chronic underperformance of the main Air France business.

The discussion about scrapping Joon, which has not been decided, may be a sign of the Canadian chief executive’s determination to tackle weak Air France profitability head-on rather than mitigate it with lower-cost secondary offerings, as many of his predecessors have tried and failed to do.

The new CEO “has made clear he doesn’t understand the positioning or identity of Joon,” one Air France source said. “It’s a question he’s raised internally, several times.”

An Air France-KLM spokesman declined to comment.

Smith, hired in August to restore peace and prosperity to the Franco-Dutch group after devastating strikes that led to his predecessor’s resignation, has said Air France must narrow the profitability gap with its more efficient KLM stablemate. The Dutch carrier recorded an 8.8 percent profit margin last year, more than double Air France’s 3.7 percent margin.

The former Air Canada second-in-command is now urging Air France pilots to relinquish some perks if they want more pay rises, two people familiar with the matter said. That may include giving up downtown hotels and sleeping at the airport on long-haul layovers, as their KLM colleagues already do.

Layover accommodation is just one aspect of the complex accords now up for renegotiation with pilots’ unions – who are pressing for a 4.7 percent pay increase in addition to the 4 percent company-wide raise negotiated last month to offset real-income erosion during earlier pay freezes.

“We’ve always had downtown hotels as part of our package,” one pilot union official said. “It’s not really our job to hang around at airports for two days, as nice as they are.”

By winding down Joon, created a year ago, Smith could actually foster staff goodwill and help reach cost-saving agreements for Air France and its other two brands – low-cost operator Transavia and domestic short-haul Hop. Strikes earlier this year wiped 335 million euros ($381 million) off earnings.

Created by his predecessor Jean-Marc Janaillac to replace Air France on the least profitable routes, Joon combines standard company pilot contracts with 540 cabin staff on lower-cost terms. But it has proven unpopular with clients, employees and investors alike.

“The intention to get rid of Joon would be understandable,” said HSBC analyst Andrew Lobbenberg. “You’ve got a whole new business created with all the complexity and cost, just to get a handful of cheap cabin crew – that’s not rational.”

Smith “should be negotiating what he can get in terms of productivity and efficiency across the whole Air France group, against which he trades the closure of Joon,” Lobbenberg added.

The decision may be swayed by growing discontent among Joon cabin crew, who recently threatened fresh strike action unless pay and conditions are improved.

“When Ben Smith got here, he said to us, ‘What is this Joon thing?’,” another Air France union official said. “That’s more or less what we’ve been saying all along.”

Top Copyright Photo: Joon (Air France) Airbus A320-214 F-GKXT (msn 3859) LIS (Ton Jochems). Image: 940724.

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Joon to add six new destinations in summer 2019

Joon (Air France) Airbus A321-211 F-GTAS (msn 3419) BCN (Tony Storck). Image: 941918.

Starting in summer 2019, Joon will serve 6 new destinations:

In Europe:

  • Madrid;
  • Stockholm;
  • Prague;
  • Manchester.

In the Caribbean:

  • Saint Martin.

In South America:

  • Quito.

Starting next summer Joon will serve 6 new destinations from Paris-CDG: Madrid* (Spain), Stockholm* (Sweden), Prague* (Czech Republic), Manchester* (UK), Saint-Martin* (France) and Quito (Ecuador).

  • Madrid, Stockholm, Prague and Manchester by Airbus A320 and A321!

From Paris-CDG, Joon will fly to Madrid, Stockholm, Prague and Manchester by Airbus A320 (174 seats) and A321 (212 seats).

In Business, Joon provides all you need! A full meal for lunch, hot pastries for breakfast and a snack at any other time of the day are available free of charge.

In Economy, there is a choice of free drinks at any time of the day. Would you like something else? A savoury snack? Or something sweet? Joon has something for everyone, with a selection of organic and gourmet products sold by the crew.

During the flight, you have free access to YouJoon, the onboard streaming offer available on your own smartphone, tablet or computer, which now offers a wide range of newspapers & magazines.

  • Enjoy the new cabins on the Airbus A340 to Saint Martin and Quito !

Flights from Paris-CDG to Saint Martin and Quito will be operated by Airbus A340 with 278 seats including 30 in Business, 21 in Premium Economy and 227 in Economy.

In Business, Premium Economy and Economy on long-haul flights, you can enjoy the new cabins on the Airbus A340, with:

  • Latest-generation individual touch screens with more than 1,200 hours of entertainment;
  • YouJoon, your onboard streaming offer available on smartphone, tablet or computer;
  • A wide choice of TV series, newspapers & magazines, web TV, cartoons, music and games.

In business, sleep in a seat-bed and enjoy all the comforts. Your seat can be transformed into a 2-metre long bed. As far as the in-flight catering is concerned, Joon takes you on a culinary journey with dishes designed by exceptional French chefs, with savoury and sweet gourmet delights.

The Premium Economy cabin offers you a brand new seat with optimal comfort: a 133° seat recline, 99 cm of generous legroom and 49 cm wide seat. At mealtime, your starters and desserts are inspired by those served in the Business cabin and are accompanied by a drink of your choice, including champagne!

In the Economy cabin, you have 78 centimetres of legroom and a 118° seat recline. A full meal is also available. And if you wish, you can treat yourself to a drink or a sweet or savoury treat from our additional menu!

About Joon

Joon is the new generation of travel by Air France. A trip designed for you that you can create yourself. Launched in September 2017, Joon has carried more than two million customers in Europe and worldwide from Paris-Charles de Gaulle. Its fleet consists of Airbus A320 and A321 on its medium-haul network and Airbus A340 on its long-haul network. Joon is an innovation laboratory for the Air France group, with a modular offer, in-flight catering, streaming programmes with original content and multiple and innovative partnerships for a global travel experience.

A wholly-owned subsidiary of Air France, the company will have a fleet of 28 Airbus aircraft in 2020 (18 A320/A321 and 10 A340/A350). Joon currently employs more than 500 people.

Top Copyright Photo: Joon (Air France) Airbus A321-211 F-GTAS (msn 3419) BCN (Tony Storck). Image: 941918.

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Joon to resume service to Quito

Joon (Air France) Airbus A340-313 F-GLZK (msn 207) CDG (Manuel Negrerie). Image: 942238.

Starting May 14, 2019, the Air France network is expanding thanks to Joon, with the launch of its Paris-CDG – Quito (Ecuador) route. Customers will be able to travel between the two capitals by Airbus A340-300 in the comfort of the new long-haul travel cabins, with 30 seats in the Business cabin, 21 seats in the Premium Economy cabin and 227 seats in the Economy cabin. 3 weekly flights will be offered starting at €299 including tax one way1.

Flight schedules (in local time):

AF210: leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 13h10, arrives in Quito at 18:05;
AF211: leaves Quito at 19h50, arrives in Paris at 13h50 the following day.
Flights operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays during the summer season2.

The ancient city of Quito

Located more than 2,850 m above sea level, and built on the ruins of an Inca city, Ecuador’s capital is home to many treasures. Its historic center, the best preserved in Latin America, is the first to be included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List. From Independence Square to San Francisco Square, nothing beats getting lost in the narrow and colorful streets to discover Old Quito. Want a great view? The Panecillo peak, which stands in the middle of the city, offers a breathtaking view.

Want to go even higher? Quito, bordered by the Andes, is also the starting point for unforgettable escapades into the heart of the volcanoes, the gateway to the lush Amazonian forest and an opportunity to discover the Galapagos Islands and its protected species.

Joon, the new generation travel experience by Air France

  • Be carried away in Business, Joon takes care of everything

In the Business cabin, enjoy all the comforts of a real seat-bed. Your seat turns into a 2 meter-long seat-bed. The colors, fabrics and space ensure you will be totally relaxed in the Business cabin with all the comforts you require. Thanks to the seat’s fixed shell, you benefit from a real private space: welcome to your very own private bubble where you will receive a welcome kit and a practical and stylish comfort kit. Enjoy our in-flight entertainment offer, with more than 1,200 hours of programs on a 15.6-inch HD touch screen, as well as noise-reducing headphones. Enjoy a complete meal with dishes designed by exceptional French chefs and let yourself be tempted by a signature cocktail concocted by the Experimental Cocktail Club3  for your aperitif and prepared by your Joon crew!

  • More space in Premium Economy

The Premium Economy cabin offers you a brand new seat with optimal comfort: a 133° seat recline, 99 cm of generous legroom and a 49 cm-wide seat. In your own premium space you benefit from specific products and services, with a comfort kit on arrival on board as well as a welcome drink. At mealtimes, your starters and desserts are inspired by those offered in the Business cabin and are accompanied by a choice of drink including champagne!

  • Stay on trend and connected in Economy

In the Economy cabin, you have 78 centimeters of legroom and a 118° seat recline. It is equipped with a latest generation touch screen and a USB plug to recharge your devices during the flight. A full meal is also available. And if you wish, you can indulge in a drink or a sweet or savory treat from our additional inflight menu! Finally, feel free to optimize your comfort on board by choosing from our 70 seats available as a “Seat Plus”4 or “Seat Duo”5 paid option.

The world at your fingertips

This new offer is in addition to that of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, which offers a daily flight to Quito and Guayaquil by Boeing 777 from Amsterdam-Schiphol.

The world at your fingertips with Joon:

  • To Ecuador – Quito: 3 weekly flights starting May 14th 2019
  • To Brazil – Fortaleza: 2 weekly flights then 3 weekly flights for the 2018 winter season
  • To the Seychelles – Mahé: 3 weekly flights
  • To Egypt – Cairo: 1 daily flight
  • To South Africa – Cape Town: 3 weekly flights then 5 weekly flights for the 2018 winter season
  • To India – Mumbai: 1 daily flight
  • To Germany – Berlin: up to 7 daily flights
  • To Spain – Barcelona: up to 7 daily flights
  • To Portugal – Lisbon with 4 daily flights and Porto with 3 weekly flights
  • To Italy – Rome with 7 daily flights and Naples with 2 daily flights
  • To Norway – Oslo: up to 3 daily flights and Bergen with one daily flight for the 2018 winter season
  • To Hungary – Budapest: 3 daily flights for the 2018 winter season
  • To Turkey – Istanbul: 1 daily flight

About Joon

Joon is the new generation travel experience by Air France. A trip designed for you that you can create yourself. Launched in December 2017, Joon has carried more than two million customers in Europe and worldwide from Paris-Charles de Gaulle. Its fleet consists of Airbus A320 and A321 on its medium-haul network and Airbus A340 on its long-haul network. Joon is an innovation laboratory for the Air France group, with a modular offer, in-flight catering, streaming programs with original content and multiple and innovative partnerships for a global travel experience. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Air France, the company will have a fleet of 28 Airbus aircraft in 2020 (18 A320/A321 and 10 A340/A350). Joon currently employs more than 500 people.

(1) Launch fare – one way, with no hold baggage.
(2) March 31st to October 26th 2019
(3) Cocktail bar located 37 rue Saint-Sauveur in Paris, quartier Montorgueil.
(4) The Seat Plus have additional legroom (34 inches) and are located at the front of the cabin to disembark first. Price: €50 for a flight lasting 9 hours or less and €70 on longer flights.
(5) The Seat Duo are located on each side of the cabin next to the window and provide additional privacy. Price: €30.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Joon): Joon (Air France) Airbus A340-313 F-GLZK (msn 207) CDG (Manuel Negrerie). Image: 942238.

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Joon to suspend flights to Tehran

Joon (Air France) Airbus A340-313 F-GLZK (msn 207) CDG (Manuel Negrerie). Image: 942238.

Air France’s Joon will join British Airways and will drop the Paris – Tehran route on September 18, 2018. The carrier is blaming weakening demand for the route.

Air France moved its service to Tehran, Iran to its Joon subsidiary on April 2, 2018. The service was recently decreased from 3 to 2 flights a week.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Joon): Joon (Air France) Airbus A340-313 F-GLZK (msn 207) CDG (Manuel Negrerie). Image: 942238.

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