Air France will add ten more A350-900 aircraft to its fleet in the coming years, supporting the retirement of its A380s and A340s. The deal will help the carrier to simplify its operations and deliver a more consistent passenger experience across its long-haul operations.
On Wednesday afternoon the Air France experiment known as Joon officially ceased operations. Reading the post-mortem analysis suggests that Joon’s failure can be attributed to misguided marketing. Alas, marketing was never the problem for Joon. Neither were millennials.
Can long-haul LCCs succeed in Europe? Perhaps so, but the Lufthansa Group will no longer be part of that effort. Eurowings is closing its longhaul routes down in an effort to simplify and streamline operations.
Which two airlines are slated to see the RAVE IFE system from Safran/Zodiac on board in the near future? The supplier didn’t name names in its annual report but we know who they are.
Millennials finally killed something they should have: The millennial-focused airline. Air France’s Joon brand is officially dead as the company agreed to fold it back into Air France operations.
Chalk up another kill shot for millennials. It seems that the demographic managed to kill off the airline marketed directly for it. Joon is to be no more if new Air France CEO Ben Smith gets his way.
Chalk up another split fleet for inflight connectivity. The latest intelligence in to PaxEx.Aero suggests another A350 operator will add a new vendor to its IFC roster.
Benjamin Smith’s early days at Air France-KLM will be anything but easy. Union issues dog the company and the latest salvo from Joon flight attendants is a doozy!
Air France’s Joon subsidiary launches operations tomorrow. The company showed off its aircraft interiors today and announced new destinations for the not-quite-LCC and also not-quite-really-Millennial-targeted services.