XL Airways has reached out to Air France to rescue the ailing French carrier. XL Airways wants to discuss a possible deal with Air France to infuse capital into the company to avoid a shutdown. The airline needs $38.6 million to avoid a complete shutdown according to Reuters.
XL Airways France (Paris-CDG) will operate summer seasonal flights from Paris (CDG) to Los Angeles next summer starting on June 1, 2016. Three weekly flights will be operated with Airbus A330-200s according to Airline Route.
Top Copyright Photo: Chris Sands/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A330-243 F-GRSQ (msn 501) is pictured operating at Calgary.
XL Airways France (Paris) expands its Airbus fleet following the delivery of its first brand new A330-300 from the manufacturer’s headquarters in Toulouse, France. The pictured A330-303 F-WWKA (msn 1360) was handed over on November 30 as F-HXLF.
Operated under a leasing agreement with GECAS, the aircraft is powered by GE CF6-80E engines. XL Airways France will fly its new A330-300, configured in a single-class layout with 408 seats, to destinations in the French Caribbean starting in December 2012. Specifically the airline will introduce its first Airbus A330-300 aircraft on the Paris (CDG)-Punta Cana route on December 8, followed by Pointe-a-Pitre on December 15, Fort-de-France on December 17 and Puerto Plata on December 23 per Airline Route.
This brand new aircraft will join the Airbus fleet already operated by XL Airways France, comprising two A330-200s and one A320.