Chalair Aviation is a French regional airline based in Carpiquet Airport in France. The airline provides scheduled regional services to over 15 destinations in France.
Chalair Aviation was founded in 1986, and initially operated business and corporate shuttle services, as well as providing freight services, aircraft management and engineering services, and pilot certification and training.
There are different baggage policies depending on type of baggage selected.
Chalair Aviation gives each passenger one piece of carry-on baggage, free of charge. Chalair Aviation baggage must not exceed the overall dimensions of 115 cm and must weigh no heavier than 10kg.
Please note that the airline limits carry-on baggage to a maximum weight of 6kg on flights to Rennes, Bordeaux, Montpellier.
Chalair Aviation gives each passenger one piece of checked baggage, free of charge. The airline allows passengers to purchase excess baggage at a rate of €5 EUR per kg.
Chalair Aviation currently offers one class fare on its flights — standard economy.
The airline's flight attendants are always ready to serve you.
Snacks, meals and drinks: Passengers will be offered a snack-box once the flight has taken off and the aircraft is airborne. The snack-box consists of a bottle of water, bags of cookies, bags of crackers, as well as a small amenity kit with earplugs and a towel.
Passengers will also be able to help themselves to the airline's assortment of self-service candies.
The airline's seats are comfortable and set out in a 2 x 2 configuration.
Chalair Aviation passengers must check in at the airport since the airline doesn't offer online check-in.
Online check-in is not currently available for Chalair Aviation flights.
The airport check-in deadline for Chalair flights is 20 minutes prior to departure for flights to Brest, Rennes, Caen and Limoge. The check-in deadline for flights to Bordeaux, Lyon, Nantes, Metz, Montpellier, Ajaccio, Bastia Perpignan and Nice is 30 minutes.
The airline recommends arriving at the airport at least 45 minutes before your flight departure time.
Chalair Aviation operates between the following destinations within France:
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The airline has its offices and base and Caen–Carpiquet Airport (CFR).
Caen–Carpiquet Airport is an international airport which is located in Carpiquet, 6 km west of Caen.There are only two other airlines that fly to this airport aside from Chalair Aviation - these are Air France and Volotea.
This airport has 2 concrete runways for commercial use and 2 grass runways for recreational aviation. In 2021, the airport served almost 230,000 passengers - this is the highest amount of passengers it has served since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
Chalair Aviation's fleet is comprised of ATR45 and ATR72 aircraft. These are twin-turboprop, short-haul regional airliners, with a seating capacity of 48-144 passengers. The airline currently has five of these aircraft type in its fleet.
Chalair is one of the partners of Air France and KLM’s ‘Flying Blue’ program. For each Chalair Aviation flight, passengers may earn up to 500 miles - the booking class will determine the applicable earning.
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The airline is not a member of an airline alliance program.
Chalair has a code-share agreement with Air France, to offer customers additional travel connections from French regions. Chalair also has a codeshare agreement with KLM.