XL Airways France ceased operations in September 2019
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XL Airways France was a French airline based at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. XL Airways France also operated flights from Marseilles (to La Réunion and Punta Cana) and four other French airports (Lyon, Bordeaux, Nantes and Toulouse, to Punta Cana). In addition to these regular flights, the airline also operated chartered flights all year round on behalf of the main French and European tour operators.
XL Airways France was founded in 1995 as Société de Transport Aérien Régeional and was trading under Star Europe. In 1997 the airline changes its name to Star Airlines and in 2006, the airline was rebranded to XL Airways France. In May 2017, XL Airways announced it is planning to expand its network to unspecified destinations in Asia. The French long-haul leisure carrier's CEO said he would wait for announcements from Air France for its launch network for new low-cost carrier Boost before making final decisions on the first Asian destination. XL Airways France plans to target both French tourists and incoming Asian customers travelling to France with its new services.
Xl Airways passengers may carry one piece of hand baggage with maximum dimensions of 55in x 35in x 9.8in. Hand baggage must not weigh more than 5kg.
Passengers are allowed one piece of checked luggage with a maximum weight of 20kg. Checked baggage must not exceed 158cm total dimensions.
Passengers can check-in line from as early as 24 hours prior to their scheduled flight departure.
Passengers checking in at the airport for their XL Airways flight are advised to arrive at least two hours before their flight.
XL Airways is yet to offer Business Class on its flights.
Unites States (New York; San Francisco; Miami; Los Angeles)
Dominican Republic (Punta Cana)
Reunion Island (Saint Denis)
Guadeloupe (Pointe-A-Pitre; Saint Denis)
Israel (Tel Aviv)
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The XL Airways fleet is made up of recent aircraft suited to the destinations served by the airline. Flights are operated with Airbus A330-300 and A330-200 aircraft.
XL Airways News
25th June 2018
XL Airways France considers acquiring A321neo for TATL ops
The French airline's president has said it is considering acquiring an unspecified number of A321neo for transatlantic operations.
The President further said in an interview that the aircraft would be used to relaunch flights to New York JFK from secondary French cities. The large size of the aircraft had proven unfeasible.
They see America as a big destination to fly to and potentaially after two years, they will also be at other points in the United States. The ailrine are also considering whether to start some things from different cities in France to New York - fly Marseilles 3 or 4 years ago. This was not unsuccessful, however the aircraft was too large. With 400 seats, and commencing from Paris CDG is not an issue, but starting from the province, requires smaller aircraft, perhaps an A321.
La Compagnie, the sister airline to XL Airways, will add 2 A321neo from GECAS in April and September 2019. They will be used to gradually replace its existing fleet of 2 B757-200s of which one will be retained at least until the end of 2019. The other will not be returned until 2021.
17th January 2018
XL Airways France navigates its way from Nantes to Fort-de-France
XL Airways France commenced flights between Nantes and Fort-de-France on 9 January. The carrier will operate the 6,523-kilometre route bi-weekly, with departures occurring every other Tuesday from the French city. This service becomes Nantes’ second transatlantic operation, with Air Transat offering a summer seasonal service from Montreal. XL Airways France commenced flights between Nantes (NTE) and Fort-de-France (FDF) on 9 January, a service which originates at Paris CDG. The carrier will operate the 6,523-kilometre sector bi-weekly, with departures from the French airport occurring every other Tuesday. Flights, which will be operated by the carrier’s A330-200s, are scheduled to depart from Nantes at 17:20, with the aircraft having touched down from CDG at 16:10. The flight then arrives into the Caribbean airport at 21:00 local time. Flightradar24.com data shows that the first service on this non-competed route departed 47 minutes late from Nantes. This becomes the second transatlantic link from the regional French city, with Air Transat already offering a summer seasonal service from Montreal.