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Finistair is a commuter airline that operates scheduled and taxi flights between mainland France and Ouessantin on the Ponant Islands. The carrier operates out of its hub at Brest Bretagne Airport (BES). The airline was founded in 1981 by the government of the Finistère department to transport passengers. Since March 2020 it joined the W3 Group and started operating from Brest to Nantes in September 2020 and it serves on-demand from Brest to Breton, Channel Islands, Ile d'Yeu, Quiberon, La Rochelle, Cherberon and many other destinations. The airline transports 4,000 passengers each year having 2 round trips a day and allows them to reach Oueseeant from Brent in 15 minutes.

Overall, the airline has a fleet of 2 turboprop aircraft ranging all from Cessnas that can in total carry 12 passengers at one time.

Finistair currently operates 2 daily scheduled flights within France from Brest to the Ouessant.

Looking for flights to the Ouessant? Finistair operates scheduled passenger flights to Ouessant, which is off the coast of France.


As of November 2021, the airline has scheduled flights to 2 destinations within France. Popular destinations include Brest and Ouessant. The airline operates regular flights to and to and from the Ouessant, which is off the coast of France.

If you're looking to fly within France, our guide to domestic flights within France offers lots of helpful information, including an airline guide and FAQs.

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Baggage Allowance

Checked Baggage

Finistair allows you to take 18kg of baggage per person and not exceed 127 linear centimetres (length + width + height). Any additional baggage will be charged at the current excess baggage rate.

Carry-On Baggage

The airline's baggage allowance includes all bags, carry-ons, laptop bags, purses and other items. All baggage must be weighed.

Economy Class

The airline mostly operates small flights and there is only one cabin class that is provided on the aircraft and that is the standard Economy class.


Seats are positioned in a 1 x 2 formation depending on the aircraft, ensuring that each passenger will sit by either a window, aisle or both.

Check-In Information

Check-In Online

Online check-in before your flight isn't required when travelling with the airline.

Airport Check-In

As you arrive at the terminal of the airport, you will hand in your boarding pass and the airline will take care of your luggage. It would take a few minutes for you to get checked in. The airline emphasis that you arrive at the premises of Champahnise Finistair or at the Ouessany terminal 30 minutes before your scheduled departure time. The airline cabin crew from there will be ready to help in the check-in and boarding process.


As of November 2021, the airline operates a fleet of 2 aircraft:

  • 2 x Cessna 208 Caravan (12 passengers per aircraft)

Frequent Flyer Program

The airline does not currently offer a frequent flyer program.

Airline Alliance

The airline is not currently part of an airline alliance program.

Hub Airport

Brest Bretagne Airport

Brest Bretagne Airport (BES) is a public airport in France, within the province of Brittany. The airport serves over 1.1 million passengers a year. The airport is located 10 km northeast of Brest. It's the third-largest commercial airport in Washington.

The 9 airlines that fly to and from Brest Bretagne Airport (BES) include Finistair, Air France, Transavia, Volotea, easyJet, RyanAir and TUI fly Belgium.

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