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Aigle Azur is an airline with its head office in Tremblay-en-France, France, near Paris.
The airline operates domestic scheduled passenger services and international services to Algeria, Mali, Portugal, China, Senegal and France. It also operates charter, cargo and wet lease services.
Aigle Azur flies to many destinations across Europe and Africa some of their most popular routes include Algiers, Annaba, Batna, Bejaia, Chlef, Constantine, Djanet, Hassi Messaoud, Oran, Setif, Tamanrasset, Tiemcen, Djerba, Bamako, Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Marseiille, Nice, Paris, Toulouse, Faro, Funchal, Lisbon, Porto and Basel. The airline's administrative head office is in Tremblay-en-France, near Paris.
Aigle Azur is accredited with IATA with the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) for its safety practices.
Aigle Azur was taken over by the GoFast Group in 2001 and signed a strategic alliance with Hainan Airlines in 2012. Aigle Azur's fleet consists of A319 and A320. Currently Aigle Azur only offer mainly a one class service however on their A320's they have a 'business class' service. This service boasts extra legroom and bigger seats.
Frequent Flyer Program
Aigle Azur operates a frequent flyer program to reward regular passengers called Azur Plus.
Each of your trips on the Aigle Azur regular airlines will earn you Miles, giving you access to rewards such as reward tickets, upgrades and excess luggage offers.
Azur Plus has three card levels - Azur Plus Ciel, Azur Plus Espace and Azur Plus Infini.
Aigle Azur allows it passengers to carry one piece of hand baggage, with up to 15 kg for Business Class passengers and 10kg for Economy Class.
Aigle Azur's total allowance depends on the destination, travel class and ticket's tariff.
Besides Economy and Business Class, Aigle Azur offers eco Premium Class in which passengers are able to online check-in via internet or mobile, priority boarding and disembarkation, cabin baggage allowance of 10kg and hold baggage allowance of 40kg, free drinks service, leather seats laid out in a 2/2 separated by a small table.
Aigle Azur offers business class on various flights to Algeria from Paris to Algiers, Annaba, Bejaia, Oran, from Lyons to Algiers and Oran from Marseilles to Algiers, Annaba ad Oran.
8th January 2018
Aigle Azur to branch into long-haul with A330 order
Lessors dominate Airbus, Boeing November orders
French leisure airline Aigle Azur has placed an order for two Airbus A330-200s, which it will use to launch long-haul flights.
On Dec. 12, Aigle Azur said it had ordered a pair of Pratt & Whitney PW4000-powered A330s. The aircraft will be equipped with a three-class layout—including lie-flat business seats, economy plus and economy—along with the latest generation of on-demand IFE.
“The two A330s will join the Aigle Azur fleet during the first semester of 2018,” Aigle Azur said.
Aigle Azur has been through several changes over recent months, with Brazilian-American entrepreneur David Neeleman acquiring a 32% stake and L’Avion founder Frantz Yvelin being named as president and CEO.
HNA Group currently owns 48% of Aigle Azur, with the remaining 20% held by Lu Azur, managed by French independent investor Gérard Houa.
Yvelin said the team has been working on an ambitious strategic plan since he was appointed in summer 2017. He said the aircraft order forms a concrete step in Aigle Azur’s development, adding the A330s would open new horizons for the company. No destinations were specified.
Privately owned Aigle Azur has been running since 1946 and serves destinations in Algeria, Germany, Lebanon, Mali, Portugal and Senegal from six points in France.
The airline handles around 2 million passengers annually and operates a single A319 and nine A320s.
28th September 2017
Aigle Azur adds new Paris routes in W17
Aigle Azur in winter 2017/18 season plans to operate 2 additional routes from Paris Orly, including flights to Berlin Tegel and Moscow Domodedovo. Planned schedule as follow.
Paris Orly – Berlin Tegel eff 01DEC17 4 weekly
ZI601 ORY1640 – 1825TXL 320 x246
ZI602 TXL1925 – 2115ORY 320 x246
Paris Orly – Moscow Domodedovo eff 01DEC17 2 weekly
ZI515 ORY2215 – 0400+1DME 320 57
ZI516 DME0500 – 0700ORY 320 16
7th September 2017
Aigle Azur names former L’Avion chief as CEO
French leisure airline Aigle Azur has appointed Frantz Yvelin as president and CEO, the executive who founded all-business airline L’Avion that was ultimately sold to British Airways (BA).
Serial airline entrepreneur Yvelin, who is succeeds former Aigle Azur CEO Michael Hamelink, has already taken on his new role.
Yvelin, a qualified Airbus and Boeing pilot, is a known figure in French aviation. After starting out as an IT consultant, he created all-business airline L’Avion in 2006.
L’Avion was acquired by BA in 2008 for £54 million ($69.5 million) and renamed as OpenSkies. Yvelin stayed on as director of strategy and development for the BA-owned airline.
In 2013, after three years in consultancy, Yvelin’s company Dreamjet Participations created another premium carrier, La Compagnie. Dreamjet Participations acquired 100% of XL Airways France in 2016. Yvelin was La Compagnie
Yvelin said Aigle Azur’s shareholders have chosen an entrepreneur as CEO. He committed to “bold development” and a quick return to profitability for Aigle Azur, which was founded in 1946 and is France’s oldest privately owned airline.
“Numerous challenges await us, but I see them as an incredible opportunity,” Yvelin said.
Aigle Azur, which is part owned by Chinese conglomerate HNA Group, has a fleet of Airbus A319/A320s and carries around 2 million passengers annually. The airline operates 300 scheduled flights each week from six French cities to destinations in Algeria, Portugal, Mali, Senegal, Guinea and Lebanon.
Aigle Azur announced it will start operating direct flights from Paris Orly to Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport (BRHIA) on June 23. Middle East Airlines (MEA), which has a code-sharing agreement with Air France, is the only carrier so far on the Paris-Beirut route.
Air France has a maximum of 14 flights per week. There is a chance that it will increase weekly flights by three. Aigle Azure will cover the rest. Aigle Azur’s request is currently being studied by the Civil Aviation Authority.
Paris Orly Aiport
Paris Orly Airport is an international airport located partially in Orly and partially in Villeneuve-le-Roi, south of Paris, France. It serves as a secondary hub for domestic and overseas territories flights of Air France and as the homebase for Transavia France and features flights to destinations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean, North America and Southeast Asia.
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