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France is a republic in western Europe, bordered on the north by the English Channel and the North Sea (which separate it from Great Britain); on the northeast by Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany; on the east by Germany, Switzerland, and Italy; on the southeast by Monaco and the Mediterranean Sea; on the south by Spain and Andorra; and on the west by the Bay of Biscay (an arm of the Atlantic Ocean). France is approximately hexagonal in shape, with an extreme length from north to south of about 965 km (about 600 mi) and a maximum width of about 935 km (about 580 mi). The republic of France includes ten overseas possessions. These include the overseas departments of French Guiana, in South America; Martinique and Guadeloupe, in the West Indies; and Réunion, in the Indian Ocean. Territorial collectivises and dependencies include Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, Mayotte, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, the French Southern and Antarctic Lands, and Wallis and Futuna Islands. The total area of metropolitan France, which also includes the island of Corsica in the Mediterranean, is 543,965 sq km (210,026 sq mi). The capital and largest city is Paris.

Latest updates

Country aircraft registration code = F

03 Nov 2017

Atlas Atlantique Airlines has temporarily suspended operations in late 2017 but hopes to restart [update]

25Sep2017

Babcock MCS France is an aviation emergency and passenger charter carrier [added]

20Sep2017

Thomson Detxis was a passenger charter carrier [added]

>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline

ACE Transvalair (Air Charter Express & Air Executive)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1984 - 1994
Airline Code : VY : CHX
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aelis Air Service  added: 2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008* - 2008*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aelis Air Service was a passenger charter carriet based at Nantes Atlantique (NTE)
Aeris Charter Airline   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999 - 2003
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Toulouse International (ATI) >Aeris
Comments : Aeris was founded as Air Toulouse International (ATI) in 1990. Acquired Westair in 2002. Ceased operating in late 2003. Charter flights from regional and Paris airports
Aeris Express  last update: 2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003 - 2003
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aeris Express was formed by Aeris Charter Airlines as a low-cost carrier in 2003. Ceased operating when the parent company was grounded
Aero Berlin   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aero Cargo   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1947* - 1948*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aero France International   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1989* - 1991
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aero Services Executive   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2000* - 2004*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aerocondor   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2005 - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aerolinair   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002* - 2004
Airline Code : -- : ERN
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aerolinair was formed in 2002
AeroLyon (Aero Lyon)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996 - 2001
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : AeroLyon (Aero Lyon) >L-Air
Comments : AeroLyon (Aero Lyon) was formed in 1996. Ceased operations in late 2001 and intended to restart under the name of L-Air but unfortunately it did not happen
Aeromaritime (Compagnie Aeromaritime d'Affretement)   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1967 - 1990
Airline Code : QK : ---
Genealogy : Aeromaritime >Airbus Inter Transport
Comments : Aeromaritime was founded in 1966 & became operational on 11Jan1967. B737-33A and Super Guppy operator that was originally a subsiduary of UTA & renamed to Airbus Inter Transport
Aerope 3S Aviation   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2001* - 2001*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aeropostale   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1927 - 1933
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Lignes Aérienns Latécoère >Aéropostale +>Air France
Comments : Lignes Aérienns Latécoère started operations on 25Dec1918 & rebranded as Aéropostale in 1927. Aéropostale started regular flights between Rio de Janeiro and Natal on 22Nov1927
Aerotechnique International   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aerotour (Aero Tour)  last update: 27Oct2017
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1976 - 1979*
Airline Code : FH : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aerotour (Aero Tour) was founded in 1976
Aigle Azur   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1946 - 1969
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aigle Azur >Lucas Aviation >Lucas Aigle Azur >Aigle Azur
Comments : Aigle Azur was created by Sylvain Floirat in Apr1946. Reformed as Lucas Aviation then Lucas Aigle Azur. Rebranded back to Aigle Azur
Aigle Azur Transports Aeriens   
Status : Active

Dates :

2001 - date
Airline Code : ZI : AAF
Genealogy : Aigle Azur >Lucas Aviation >Lucas Aigle Azur >Aigle Azur
Comments : Aigle Azur was created by Sylvain Floirat in Apr1946. Reformed as Lucas Aviation then Lucas Aigle Azur. Rebranded back to Aigle Azur. Scheduled passenger and cargo and charter and wet-lease services
Air Alpes  last update: 26Oct2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1961 - 1981
Airline Code : LP : ---
Genealogy : Air Champagne Ardennes >> Air Alpes >>Touraine Air Transport >Transport Aerien Transregional >TAT European Airlines >>Air Liberte >Air Lib
Comments : Air Alpes was founded & started operations in 1961. Launch customer for Aerospatiale Corvette [TAT EUROPEAN AIRLINES was formed by Michel Marchais in 1968 as an air taxi company known as TOURAINE AIR TRANSPORT. Acquired AIR ALPES, AIR PARIS, AIR ALSACE, AIR ROUERQUE, TAXI AVIA FRANCE and ROUSSEAU AVIATION. As a result of the wider services the airline was renamed to TRANSPORT AERIEN TRANSREGIONAL. Later renamed to TAT. BA Express. British Airways merged TAT into Air Liberté on 26Oct1997] [AIR LIB was formed by merger of AOM and AIR LIBERTE and was previously known as AOM-AIR LIBERTE. Ceased operations in early 2003]
Air Alsace (Air Lorraine)  last update: 26Oct2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1962* - 1986*
Airline Code : SY : ---
Genealogy : >Air Lib
Comments : [TAT EUROPEAN AIRLINES was formed by Michel Marchais in 1968 as an air taxi company known as TOURAINE AIR TRANSPORT. Acquired AIR ALPES, AIR PARIS, AIR ALSACE, AIR ROUERQUE, TAXI AVIA FRANCE and ROUSSEAU AVIATION. As a result of the wider services the airline was renamed to TRANSPORT AERIEN TRANSREGIONAL. Later renamed to TAT. BA Express. British Airways merged TAT into Air Liberté on 26Oct1997] [AIR LIB was formed by merger of AOM and AIR LIBERTE and was previously known as AOM-AIR LIBERTE. Ceased operations in early 2003]
Air Angouleme   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1976* - 2012
Airline Code : -- : AGL
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Anjou Transports   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
Airline Code : RZ : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Aquitaine   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1991 - 1991*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Asie   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1926* - 1929
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Asie + Air Union Lignes d’Orient =>Air Orient + Air Union + Compagnie Générale Aéropostale + CIDNA + SGTA =>Air France
Comments : Air Asie was formed in 1926. Air Orient was created in 1929 from the merger of Air Asie & Air Union Lignes d’Orient (renamed from Messageries Transaeriennes). Merged with Air France on 07Oct1933
Air Atlantique  last update: 28Oct2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1963* - 2004
Airline Code : -- : APB
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Atlantique was founded in 1963. La Rochelle based domestic feeder operator that took over scheduled services from Air Normandie in 1991. Ceased operations in 2000. Sold to the local council and had restarted in early 2004 but suspended operations again.
Air Berlin France   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1989* - 1989*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Bleu   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1935 - 1940*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Air France
Comments : Air Bleu started daily mail operations in France on 10Jul1935
Air Bretagne   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996* - 2001
Airline Code : 3E : BRE
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Bretagne filed for bankruptcy and ceased operations in 2001. Operated five King Air 100s and 200s
Air Caen (Societe Aeronautique Air Caen)   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1963* - 1967*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Caen (Societe Aeronautique Air Caen) operated taxi and charter services, undertakes aerial work and runs a flying school
Air Centre   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1972* - 1972*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Champagne Ardennes  last update: 26Oct2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1971* - 1974
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Champagne Ardennes >> Air Alpes >>Touraine Air Transport >Transport Aerien Transregional >TAT European Airlines >>Air Liberte >Air Lib
Comments : Air Champagne Ardennes merged into Air Alpes [TAT EUROPEAN AIRLINES was formed by Michel Marchais in 1968 as an air taxi company known as TOURAINE AIR TRANSPORT. Acquired AIR ALPES, AIR PARIS, AIR ALSACE, AIR ROUERQUE, TAXI AVIA FRANCE and ROUSSEAU AVIATION. As a result of the wider services the airline was renamed to TRANSPORT AERIEN TRANSREGIONAL. Later renamed to TAT. BA Express. British Airways merged TAT into Air Liberté on 26Oct1997] [AIR LIB was formed by merger of AOM and AIR LIBERTE and was previously known as AOM-AIR LIBERTE. Ceased operations in early 2003]
Air Charter   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1984 - 1998
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Societe Aerienne Francaise d'Affretement (SAFA) >Air Charter International >Air Charter >>Air France
Comments : Air Charter was established on 07Feb1966 as SAFA. Operations began on 25Jul1966. It was renamed on 08Dec1969 to Air Charter International. Renamed again to Air Charter & services ceased on 24Oct1998. Into Air France
Air Charter (Asia)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993 - 1998
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Charter (Asia) was a subsidiary of Air France & began operating flights between Paris and Taipei via Hong Kong in 1993. Ceased operations in 1998
Air Charter International   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1969 - 1984
Airline Code : SF : ---
Genealogy : Societe Aerienne Francaise d'Affretement (SAFA) >Air Charter International >Air Charter >>Air France
Comments : Air Charter was established on 07Feb1966 as SAFA. Operations began on 25Jul1966. Renamed on 08Dec1969 to Air Charter International. Renamed to Air Charter & services ceased on 24Oct1998. Into Air France
Air Cidna   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1928* - 1935*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air City Wings   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2005)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Continent  last update: 08Nov2017
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1963 - 1972*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Esterel >Air Continent
Comments : Air Continent was founded in 1963
Air Continents   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1999)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Corse   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1985* - 1990
Airline Code : DK : ARK
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Corsica  last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2010 - date
Airline Code : XK : CCM
Genealogy : Compagnie Corse Mediterranee >CCM Airlines >Air Corsica
Comments : Air Corsica was established on 01Jan1989 & operations started on 15Jun1990 as Compagnie Corse Mediterranee. Renamed to CCM in late 2000 & to Air Corsica on 14Oct2010
Air Dauphine   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1964 - 1971*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Dieppe   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1972* - 1972*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Enterprise   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1972* - 1972*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Entreprise International   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1992* - 1995*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Esterel   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1963* - 1963
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Esterel >Air Continent
Comments : Air Esterel was taken over by Air Continent in 1963
Air Exel France   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1990* - 2000*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air France  last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

1933 - date
Airline Code : AF : AFR
Genealogy : Air Orient + Air Union + Compagnie Générale Aéropostale + CIDNA + SGTA =>Air France
Comments : AIR FRANCE was formed by a merger of 5 airlines on 07Oct1933 (CGTA (Founded in 1919), CIDNA (Cie International de Navigation Aerienne), AIR-UNION, AIR-ORIENT and AEROPOSTALE. Also acqired the assets of Cie General Aeropostale in the same year. Rationalised in 1948 along with AIR BLANC and AIR FRANCE TRANSATLANTIQUE to form the modern AIR FRANCE. On 12 January 1990, the operations of all government owned airlines, Air France, Air Inter, Air Charter and UTA, were merged into the Air France Group. AIR FRANCE EUROPE was integrated into the parent company in 1997. Launch customer for Caravelle in 1959, A300-B2 in 1974, A320 in 1988 and A340-300 in 1993. International and regional passenger and cargo airline
Air France Asie   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1998* - 2004
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air France Asie >>Air France
Comments : Air France Asie was established in 1998 by Air France to allow access to Taiwan
Air France Asie Cargo   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1998* - 2007
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air France Asie >>Air France
Comments : Air France Asie was established in 1998 by Air France to allow access to Taiwan
Air France Cargo  last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2001* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Cargo arm of Air France using B747-200F aircraft in 2001
Air France Europe  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1996 - 1997
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Inter >Air France Europe >>Air France
Comments : Air Inter was founded on 12Nov1954 as Lignes Aeriennes Interiors. It operated its first commercial flight on 16Mar1954. Renamed to Air Inter in 1958 & to Air France Europe on 12Jan1990 & was absorbed into Air France on 01Apr1997
Air France Soleil   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2007)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Fret Service (Compagnie Air Fret)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1964* - 1980
Airline Code : FZ : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Compagnie Air Fret was formed in 1964 to operate passenger and cargo charter services in Europe, Africa, The Middle and Far East
Air Galaxy   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Horizons   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004 - 2005
Airline Code : RN : EUL
Genealogy : Euralair Horizons >Air Horizons
Comments : AIR HORIZONS was formed by Alexandre Couvela in 1962 as EURALAIR HORIZONS. Filed for bankruptcy in late 2003 and ceased operations. Taken over by UK company Angel Gate in 2004 and renamed to current name. Filed for bankuptcy again and ceased operating on 14Nov2005
Air Inter  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1958 - 1990
Airline Code : IT : ---
Genealogy : Air Inter >Air France Europe >>Air France
Comments : Air Inter was founded on 12Nov1954 as Lignes Aeriennes Interiors. It operated its first commercial flight on 16Mar1954. Renamed to Air Inter in 1958 & to Air France Europe on 12Jan1990 & was absorbed into Air France on 01Apr1997
Air Jet (AirJet)  last update: 09Nov2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1980* - 2003
Airline Code : V6 : AIJ
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Jet (AirJet) was founded in 1980. Express parcel services for TNT out of Charles de Gaulle Airport. Went into receivership in early 2003
Air Kallyste International   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1984 - 1984
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Languedoc   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1975* - 1979*
Airline Code : LX : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Lib  last update: 26Oct2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2001 - 2003
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : AOM + Air Liberte =>Air Lib
Comments : AIR LIB was formed by merger of AOM and AIR LIBERTE on 21Sep2001 & began operations on 22Sep2001 [TAT EUROPEAN AIRLINES was formed by Michel Marchais in 1968 as an air taxi company known as TOURAINE AIR TRANSPORT. Acquired AIR ALPES, AIR PARIS, AIR ALSACE, AIR ROUERQUE, TAXI AVIA FRANCE and ROUSSEAU AVIATION. As a result of the wider services the airline was renamed to TRANSPORT AERIEN TRANSREGIONAL. Later renamed to TAT. BA Express. British Airways merged TAT into Air Liberté on 26Oct1997] [AIR LIB was formed by merger of AOM and AIR LIBERTE and was previously known as AOM-AIR LIBERTE. Ceased operations in early 2003]
Air Lib Express   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002* - 2003
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Liberte  last update: 26Oct2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1988 - 2001
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : AOM + Air Liberte =>Air Lib
Comments : Air Liberte, formed in Jul1987, began operations in Apr1988. AOM and Air Liberte merge to create Air Lib on 21Sep2001 [TAT EUROPEAN AIRLINES was formed by Michel Marchais in 1968 as an air taxi company known as TOURAINE AIR TRANSPORT. Acquired AIR ALPES, AIR PARIS, AIR ALSACE, AIR ROUERQUE, TAXI AVIA FRANCE and ROUSSEAU AVIATION. As a result of the wider services the airline was renamed to TRANSPORT AERIEN TRANSREGIONAL. Later renamed to TAT. BA Express. British Airways merged TAT into Air Liberté on 26Oct1997] [AIR LIB was formed by merger of AOM and AIR LIBERTE and was previously known as AOM-AIR LIBERTE. Ceased operations in early 2003]
Air Littoral   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1972 - 2004
Airline Code : FU : ---
Genealogy : Compagnie Aerienne du Languedoc >Air Littoral
Comments : Air Littoral was founded in Apr1972 and originally based at Montpellier - Méditerranée Airport in Montpellier. It started operations on 23May1972 with a Nice-Montpellier-Perpignan service. In 1975 it was headquartered at Aérodrome du Castellet. Acquired Compagnie Aerienne du Languedoc in 1988. The airline was closed down by the French authorities in Feb2004
Air Littoral Express   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996* - 2002
Airline Code : -- : LIX
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Littoral Riviera   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996 - 1998*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Lorient   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991 - 1991
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Mediterranee  last update: 2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1997 - 2016
Airline Code : ML : BIE
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Mediterranee was formed in 1997 & operations started on 30Jun1997. Ceased on 15Feb2016 & was liquidated by the courts after amassing debts of €60m and all aircraft were returned to their lessors
Air Midi Bigorre   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1997* - 1998
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Midi Bigorre was founded in 1997 & ceased operations in 1998. Operated a single B.737-200
Air Nice   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2010)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Nolis   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1948* - 1950
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Normandie (Normandie Aviation)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991* - 2001
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Normandie was formed in 1991 & operated scheduled domestic passenger services out of Rouen. Ceased operations in 2001
Air Ocean   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1946* - 1946*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Open Sky  last update: 2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1997 - 2000
Airline Code : -- : OPN
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Open Sky was formed in 1997 with charter services from Charles de Gaulle Airport. Ceased operating in 2000 due to financial difficulties
Air Orient   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1929 - 1933
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Asie + Air Union Lignes d’Orient =>Air Orient + Air Union + Compagnie Générale Aéropostale + CIDNA + SGTA =>Air France
Comments : Air Orient was created in 1929 from the merger of Air Asie & Air Union Lignes d’Orient (renamed from Messageries Transaeriennes). Merged with Air France on 07Oct1933
Air Orly  last update: 26Oct2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Orly >Air Paris >>TAT European Airlines >>Air Liberte >Air Lib
Comments : Air Paris was formerly known as Air Orly. Acquired by AT European Airlines [TAT EUROPEAN AIRLINES was formed by Michel Marchais in 1968 as an air taxi company known as TOURAINE AIR TRANSPORT. Acquired AIR ALPES, AIR PARIS, AIR ALSACE, AIR ROUERQUE, TAXI AVIA FRANCE and ROUSSEAU AVIATION. As a result of the wider services the airline was renamed to TRANSPORT AERIEN TRANSREGIONAL. Later renamed to TAT. BA Express. British Airways merged TAT into Air Liberté on 26Oct1997] [AIR LIB was formed by merger of AOM and AIR LIBERTE and was previously known as AOM-AIR LIBERTE. Ceased operations in early 2003]
Air Ouest   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1978* - 1978*
Airline Code : OE : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Outre-Mer  last update: 26Oct2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1953 - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Outre-Mer + Minerve =>AOM + Air Liberte =>Air Lib
Comments : AIR OUTRE MER was formed as Etablissement Roger Colin and renamed to CATI in 1950. It was an international airline that merged with MINERVE to form AOM [TAT EUROPEAN AIRLINES was formed by Michel Marchais in 1968 as an air taxi company known as TOURAINE AIR TRANSPORT. Acquired AIR ALPES, AIR PARIS, AIR ALSACE, AIR ROUERQUE, TAXI AVIA FRANCE and ROUSSEAU AVIATION. As a result of the wider services the airline was renamed to TRANSPORT AERIEN TRANSREGIONAL. Later renamed to TAT. BA Express. British Airways merged TAT into Air Liberté on 26Oct1997] [AIR LIB was formed by merger of AOM and AIR LIBERTE and was previously known as AOM-AIR LIBERTE. Ceased operations in early 2003]
Air Paris  last update: 26Oct2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1971* - 1979*
Airline Code : IO : ---
Genealogy : Air Orly >Air Paris >>TAT European Airlines >>Air Liberte >Air Lib
Comments : Air Paris was formerly known as Air Orly. Acquired by AT European Airlines [TAT EUROPEAN AIRLINES was formed by Michel Marchais in 1968 as an air taxi company known as TOURAINE AIR TRANSPORT. Acquired AIR ALPES, AIR PARIS, AIR ALSACE, AIR ROUERQUE, TAXI AVIA FRANCE and ROUSSEAU AVIATION. As a result of the wider services the airline was renamed to TRANSPORT AERIEN TRANSREGIONAL. Later renamed to TAT. BA Express. British Airways merged TAT into Air Liberté on 26Oct1997] [AIR LIB was formed by merger of AOM and AIR LIBERTE and was previously known as AOM-AIR LIBERTE. Ceased operations in early 2003]
Air Passaquay   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Perigord (i)  last update: 2017
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1972* - 1972*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Perigord operated five times weekly between Bergerac and Paris.
Air Perigord (ii)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1985 - 1985
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Poitou-Charentes  last update: 2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

Mid-1990s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Provence (i)   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Provence (ii)   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1985 - 1996
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Provence >Air Provence International >West Air France
Comments : West Air France started operations as Air Provence in 1985 & renamed to Air Provence International in 1996. Acquired by West Air Sweden & renamed. Liquidated, lack of business
Air Provence Charter   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1995* - 1998
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Provence Charter >Virgin Express (France)
Comments : Virgin Express (France) was founded as Air Provence Charter on 11Nov1995.Ceased operations on 20Mar1998 before renaming
Air Provence International   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1996 - 2002
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Provence >Air Provence International >West Air France
Comments : West Air France was formed & started operations as Air Provence in 1985 & renamed to Air Provence International in 1996. Acquired by West Air Sweden & renamed. Liquidated, lack of business
Air Pyrenee   
Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Rouergue   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1974 - 1977
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Uni Air Rouergue >Air Rouergue >UAR
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Service International   
Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Service Nantes   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1989* - 2000*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Service Vosges   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1976* - 2007*
Airline Code : -- : VGE
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Service Vosges was a Epinay based carrier that was founded in 1976
Air Toulouse (SNATI)   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Toulouse International (ATI)   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1990 - 2000
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Toulouse International (ATI) >Aeris
Comments : Aeris was founded as Air Toulouse International (ATI) in 1990. Acquired Westair in 2002. Ceased operating in late 2003
Air Transport Pyrenees   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1989* - 2000*
Airline Code : TF : TPR
Genealogy : Air Transport Pyrenees
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Turquoise (Air Tourquoise)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2005 - 2006
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Turquoise was founded on 21Jun2005. Ceased operations on 19Jul2006 (Low cost airline that went into liquidation)
Air Union Lignes d’Orient   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1927* - 1929
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Messageries Transaeriennes >Air Union Lignes d’Orient + Air Asie =>Air Orient + Air Union + Compagnie Générale Aéropostale + CIDNA + SGTA =>Air France
Comments : Air Orient was created in 1929 from the merger of Air Asie & Air Union Lignes d’Orient (renamed from Messageries Transaeriennes). Merged with Air France on 07Oct1933
Air Vendee   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1975* - 1992
Airline Code : VM : ---
Genealogy : Air Vendee + Airlec =>Regional Airlines >Regional >Hop!
Comments : [REGIONAL was formed by the merger of French regional carriers AIR VENDEE (founded in 1975) and AIRLEC in 1992. After being acquired by Air France it merged with two other subsiduries FLANDRE AIR and PROTEUS AIRLINES in 2001 and dropped the 'Airlines' from the name]
Air2   
Status : Planned

Dates :

2017 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air2 is a start-up planning to launch budget operations by the end of 2017
Airbus Inter Transport Aeromaritime   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1990 - 2000*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Airbus Inter Transport
Comments : No further information at this time
Airbus Transport International (ATI)   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1996* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aire d'Evasions (Air Evasion)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993 - 1994
Airline Code : E3 : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Short-lived Aire d'Evasions (Air Evasion) was formed in 1993 as a charter airline to operate IT flights to North America with DC.8-73 aircraft. Operations began in Feb1993 but failed in early 1994
Airlec   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1965* - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Vendee + Airlec =>Regional Airlines >Regional >Hop!
Comments : No further information at this time
Airlec Air Espace   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Airlinair   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1999 - 2013
Airline Code : A5 : RLA
Genealogy : Airlinair + Brit Air + Regional =>Hop!
Comments : Airlinair was integrated with Brit Air & Regional to form Hop! on 31Mar2013
Airmust   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1992)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Airnautic   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1962* - 1962*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air-Union   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1923* - 1933
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : CGEA (Compagnie des Grands Express Aériens + Compagnie des messageries aériennes =>Air Union + Air Orient + Compagnie Générale Aéropostale + CIDNA + SGTA =>Air France
Comments : Air-Union was formed by the amalgamation of Compagnie des messageries aériennes and CGEA (Compagnie des Grands Express Aériens in 1923
AlsaceExel   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004 - 2005
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Alsair   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1982* - 2007
Airline Code : -- : LSR
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Alsair was a Colmar based carrier founded in 1982
Alsavia   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1989 - 1993
Airline Code : XG : ALV
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Alsavia was created on 22Feb1989
ALTA (Air Limousin Transport Aerien)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1979* - 1989*
Airline Code : FQ : LIM
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Alter Baeri   
Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
AMIS (Air Mediterranee International System)   
Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
AOM  last update: 26Oct2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1992 - 2001
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Outre-Mer + Minerve =>AOM + Air Liberte =>Air Lib
Comments : AOM and Air Liberte merge to create Air Lib on 21Sep2001 [TAT EUROPEAN AIRLINES was formed by Michel Marchais in 1968 as an air taxi company known as TOURAINE AIR TRANSPORT. Acquired AIR ALPES, AIR PARIS, AIR ALSACE, AIR ROUERQUE, TAXI AVIA FRANCE and ROUSSEAU AVIATION. As a result of the wider services the airline was renamed to TRANSPORT AERIEN TRANSREGIONAL. Later renamed to TAT. BA Express. British Airways merged TAT into Air Liberté on 26Oct1997] [AIR LIB was formed by merger of AOM and AIR LIBERTE and was previously known as AOM-AIR LIBERTE. Ceased operations in early 2003]
APG Airlines   
Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : APG Airlines operations have started out of Cannes Mandelieu (CEQ)
Aquitania Airlines   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1998*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aria   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004 - 2005
Airline Code : -- : ARW
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aria was established in Mar2004 and started operations in Sep2004. Services were suspended on 25Jan2004
ASL Airlines France   
Status : Active

Dates :

2015 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Intercargo Service >InterCiel Services >L'Aeropostale >Europe Airpost >ASL Airlines France
Comments : Europe Airpost was founded in 1987 as Intercargo Service. Operations started under current name on 30Jun2000. Renamed to ASL Airlines France in 2015
Atlantique Air Assistance  last update: 03Nov2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1989* - 2015
Airline Code : L5 : TLB
Genealogy : Atlantique Air Assistance >Atlas Atlantique Airlines
Comments : Atlas Atlantique Airlines was created in 1989 as Atlantique Air Assistance. Temporarily suspended operations in late 2017 but hopes to restart (International passenger and cargo charter services)
Atlas Atlantique Airlines  last update: 03Nov2017
Status : Restarting

Dates :

2015 - 2017
Airline Code : L5 : TLB
Genealogy : Atlantique Air Assistance >Atlas Atlantique Airlines
Comments : Atlas Atlantique Airlines was created in 1989 as Atlantique Air Assistance. Temporarily suspended operations in late 2017 but hopes to restart (International passenger and cargo charter services)
AUsTer EXtreme-Orient (Autrex)   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1950* - 1950*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Auxiair   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
Airline Code : BS : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Avdef ( Aviation Défense Service)  added: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2015* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Avdef is a passenger charter carrier based at Nîmes Garons (FNI)
Avia Taxi France  last update: 26Oct2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1965* - 1973
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : TAF >Avia Taxi France >>TAT European Airlines >>Air Liberte >Air Lib
Comments : Avia Taxi France was created in 1965 and renamed Taxi Avia France in 1973, was bought by T[TAT EUROPEAN AIRLINES was formed by Michel Marchais in 1968 as an air taxi company known as TOURAINE AIR TRANSPORT. Acquired AIR ALPES, AIR PARIS, AIR ALSACE, AIR ROUERQUE, TAXI AVIA FRANCE and ROUSSEAU AVIATION. As a result of the wider services the airline was renamed to TRANSPORT AERIEN TRANSREGIONAL. Later renamed to TAT. BA Express. British Airways merged TAT into Air Liberté on 26Oct1997] [AIR LIB was formed by merger of AOM and AIR LIBERTE and was previously known as AOM-AIR LIBERTE. Ceased operations in early 2003]
Avions Bleus (Les Avions Bleus)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1949* - 1952
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Avions Taxis Pyreneens   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1989* - 1989*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Air Transport Pyrenees
Comments : No further information at this time
Axis Airways   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2001 - 2006
Airline Code : 6V : AXY
Genealogy : Sinair >Axis Airways >New Axis Airways
Comments : Marseille based freight and passenger charter carrier. NEW AXIS AIRWAYS was formed in Grenoble as SINAIR in 1999. Sold to Axis Partners in 2000 and renamed to AXIS AIRWAYS in 2001. Bankrupt in 2006 before being purchased and renamed to current name
Babcock MCS France  added: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2016* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Babcock MCS France is an aviation emergency and passenger charter carrier
Belair (Ile de France)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995 - 2000
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Paris Orly based charter carrier which operated contract and promotional flights. Ceased operating in early 2000
Blue Line  last update: 2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002 - 2010
Airline Code : 4Y : BLE
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Blue Line was founded in 2002. It was declared insolvent and ceased operations on 06Oct2010 (Charter carrier based at CdG)
Boost  added: 2017 + last update: 2017
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2017)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Boost >Joon
Comments : Boost was a planned lo-cost carrier by Air France. Intended to use A350-900 aircraft commencing operations in 4Q2017. Renamed to Joop prior to start
Bordeaux Aviation   
Status : Active

Dates :

1997* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Bordeaux Aviation was founded in 1997
Bretagne Air Services   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
Airline Code : VB : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Brit Air (Brittany Air International)   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1975 - 2013
Airline Code : DB : BZH
Genealogy : Airlinair + Brit Air + Regional =>Hop!
Comments : Brit Air was established in 1973 and started operations on 30Jun1975. Integrated with Airlinair & Regional to form Hop! on 31Mar2013
CAF (Compagnie Aerienne Francais)(Nimes-Nice)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1919* - 1937*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : CAF (Compagnie Aerienne Francais)(Nimes-Nice) was created on 17Apr1919
Cantabrian Seaplane Company   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1920 - 1921*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Cantabrian Seaplane Company inaugurated its air service between Bayonne and Bilbao in Jun1920
CAP Airlines (Continent Air Paris)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995 - 2001
Airline Code : MO : CBD
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
CAT (Cie Air Transport (Compagnie Air Transport))  last update: 2017
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1949* - 1968*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : SCAL (Societe Commerciale Aerienne du Littoral) >CAT (Cie Air Transport (Compagnie Air Transport))
Comments : CAT was formed as SOCIETE COMMERCIALE AERIENNE du LITTORAL in 1946. Registered as CAT in Feb1949 & rebranded. Operated cross channel car aircraft. Operated Bristol 170 aircraft into the UK in 1946
CAT (Compagnie Air Transport)   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1950 - 1951*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Catair   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1968* - 1978
Airline Code : QV : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
CATI (Compagnie Aerienne de Transports Indochinois)  last update: 26Oct2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1950 - 1953
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Etablissement Roger Colin >CATI >Air Outre-Mer + Minerve =>AOM + Air Liberte =>Air Lib
Comments : AOM was formed as Etablissement Roger Colin and renamed to CATI in 1950. Renamed again to [AIR OUTRE MER in 1953. It was an international airline that merged with MINERVE to form AOM] [TAT EUROPEAN AIRLINES was formed by Michel Marchais in 1968 as an air taxi company known as TOURAINE AIR TRANSPORT. Acquired AIR ALPES, AIR PARIS, AIR ALSACE, AIR ROUERQUE, TAXI AVIA FRANCE and ROUSSEAU AVIATION. As a result of the wider services the airline was renamed to TRANSPORT AERIEN TRANSREGIONAL. Later renamed to TAT. BA Express. British Airways merged TAT into Air Liberté on 26Oct1997] [AIR LIB was formed by merger of AOM and AIR LIBERTE and was previously known as AOM-AIR LIBERTE. Ceased operations in early 2003]
CCM Airlines  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2000 - 2010
Airline Code : XK : CCM
Genealogy : Compagnie Corse Mediterranee >CCM Airlines >Air Corsica
Comments : [Air Corsica was established on 01Jan1989 & operations started on 15Jun1990 as Compagnie Corse Mediterranee. Renamed to CCM in late 2000 & to Air Corsica on 14Oct2010]
CFRNA (Compagnie Franco-Roumaine de Navigation Aérienne)  last update: 2017 x2
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1920* - 1927
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : CFRNA >CIDNA…>>TAROM
Comments : CFRNA was founded on 01Jan1920. CFRNA was renamed CIDNA, "The International Air Navigation Company" in 1927
CGEA (Compagnie des Grands Express Aériens)  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1919* - 1923
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : GCEA + Compagnie des messageries aériennes =>Air Orient + Air Union + Compagnie Générale Aéropostale + CIDNA + SGTA =>Air France
Comments : CGEA (Compagnie des Grands Express Aériens) was formed on 20Mar1919. Ceased operations on 01Jan1923 & merged with Compagnie des Messageries Aériennes to form Air Union [AIR UNION was formed by the amalgamation of CCIE des MESSAGERIES AERIENNES and CIE des GRANDS EXPRESS AERIENS] [AIR FRANCE was formed by a merger of 5 airlines in 1933 (CGTA (Founded in 1919), CIDNA (Cie International de Navigation Aerienne), AIR-UNION, AIR-ORIENT and AEROPOSTALE. Also acqired the assets of Cie General Aeropostale in the same year. Rationalised in 1948 along with AIR BLANC and AIR FRANCE TRANSATLANTIQUE to form the modern AIR FRANCE. On 12 January 1990, the operations of all government owned airlines, Air France, Air Inter, Air Charter and UTA, were merged into the Air France Group. AIR FRANCE EUROPE was integrated into the parent company in 1997]
CGT (Compagnie Generale Transsaharienne)   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1948* - 1950
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
CGTA (Compagnie Generale de Transport Aerien)   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1950* - 1951*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Chaillotine Air Service   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998* - 2000*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Chalair   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1986* - 1987*
Airline Code : CE : CLG
Genealogy : Chalair >Chalair Aviation
Comments : Chalair Aviation was formed in 1986 as Chalair. Scheduled services out of Caen
Chalair Aviation   
Status : Active

Dates :

1997* - date
Airline Code : CE : CLG
Genealogy : Chalair >Chalair Aviation
Comments : Chalair Aviation was formed in 1986 as Chalair. Scheduled services out of Caen
Champagne Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998* - 2005
Airline Code : -- : CPH
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Champagne Airlines was established in 1998 and operated air-taxi, executive services and scheduled services. Its main base was Reims Airport (RHE), with hubs at Le Havre Octeville Airport and Paris - Le Bourget Airport Heli-Champagne was sister company for helicopter activity. On 29Nov2005 its AOC was withdrawn following bankruptcy
CIDNA (Compagnie International de Navigation Aerienne)   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1925* - 1933
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Orient + Air Union + Compagnie Générale Aéropostale + CIDNA + SGTA =>SGELA =>Air France
Comments : CIDNA was formed on 01Jan1925. CIDNA formerly Compagnie Franco-Roumaine de Navigation Aérienne. Started a network of routes heading into Checkoslovakia amd Turkey [AIR FRANCE was formed by a merger of 5 airlines in 1933 (CGTA (Founded in 1919), CIDNA (Cie International de Navigation Aerienne), AIR-UNION, AIR-ORIENT and AEROPOSTALE. Also acqired the assets of Cie General Aeropostale in the same year. Rationalised in 1948 along with AIR BLANC and AIR FRANCE TRANSATLANTIQUE to form the modern AIR FRANCE. On 12Jan1990, the operations of all government owned airlines, Air France, Air Inter, Air Charter and UTA, were merged into the Air France Group. AIR FRANCE EUROPE was integrated into the parent company in 1997].
Cie Générale Aéropostale   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1927 - 1933
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Cie Générale Aéropostale +>Linea Aerea Venezolana (LAV) >Aeropostal
Comments : Aeropostal was founded as Linea Aerea Venezolana (LAV) on 01Jan1935, when the Venezuelan Government took over the assets of French Cie Générale Aéropostale (which had started operating on 03Jul1929)
CIP Transports   
Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Citybird France   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2001* - 2001*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
CMA (Compagnie des messageries aériennes)  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1919 - 1923
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : CGEA (Compagnie des Grands Express Aériens + Compagnie des messageries aériennes =>Air Union + Air Orient + Compagnie Générale Aéropostale + CIDNA + SGTA=>SGELA >Air France
Comments : Compagnie des Messageries Aériennes was founded in Feb1919. Commenced a mail freight service between Paris and Lille, using ex-military Breguet 14s on 18Apr1919 [AIR UNION was formed by the amalgamation of CCIE des MESSAGERIES AERIENNES and CIE des GRANDS EXPRESS AERIENS] [AIR FRANCE was formed by a merger of 5 airlines in 1933 (CGTA (Founded in 1919), CIDNA (Cie International de Navigation Aerienne), AIR-UNION, AIR-ORIENT and AEROPOSTALE. Also acqired the assets of Cie General Aeropostale in the same year. Rationalised in 1948 along with AIR BLANC and AIR FRANCE TRANSATLANTIQUE to form the modern AIR FRANCE. On 12Jan1990, the operations of all government owned airlines, Air France, Air Inter, Air Charter and UTA, were merged into the Air France Group. AIR FRANCE EUROPE was integrated into the parent company in 1997]
Compagnie Aerienne du Languedoc (i)   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1976^ - 1987*
Airline Code : FQ : ---
Genealogy : >Air Limousin Transport Aerien
Comments : No further information at this time
Compagnie Aerienne du Languedoc (ii)   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1988* - 1988
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Compagnie Aerienne du Languedoc >Air Littoral
Comments : Air Littoral was founded in Apr1972 and originally based at Montpellier - Méditerranée Airport in Montpellier. It started operations on 23May1972 with a Nice-Montpellier-Perpignan service. In 1975 it was headquartered at Aérodrome du Castellet. Acquired Compagnie Aerienne du Languedoc in 1988. The airline was closed down by the French authorities in Feb2004
Compagnie Aeronautique Europeenne (CAE)   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1991 - 2002*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Compagnie Corse Mediterranee  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1990 - 2000
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Compagnie Corse Mediterranee >CCM Airlines >Air Corsica
Comments : [Air Corsica was established on 01Jan1989 & operations started on 15Jun1990 as Compagnie Corse Mediterranee. Renamed to CCM in late 2000 & to Air Corsica on 14Oct2010]
Compagnie Francaise de Transports Aeriens   
Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1933 - 1946
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Orient + Air Union + Compagnie Générale Aéropostale + CIDNA + SGTA =>SGELA >Air France
Comments : No further information at this time
Compagnie Generale Transsaharienne   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1934* - 1934*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Compagnie Nationale Air France   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1948 - 1994
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Air France
Comments : No further information at this time
Continentale Air Service   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : CAS
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Corsair  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1990 - 2005
Airline Code : SS : CRL
Genealogy : Corse Air International >Corsair >Corsairfly >Corsair International
Comments : [Corsair International was established in 1981 and started operations on 17May1981 as Corse Air International. It was founded by the Corsican Rossi family; in 1990 it was acquired by Nouvelles Frontières, a French tour operator, and the name was changed to Corsair. Worldwide traffic rights were obtained in 1991. In 2000 TUI AG, one of the world's leading tour operator groups, took over Nouvelles Frontières. The airline was renamed to Corsairfly in 2005. On 22Mar2012, the airline announced it would be changing its name to Corsair International]
Corsair International  last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2012 - date
Airline Code : SS : CRL
Genealogy : Corse Air International >Corsair >Corsairfly >Corsair International
Comments : Corsair International was established in 1981 and started operations on 17May1981 as Corse Air International. It was founded by the Corsican Rossi family; in 1990 it was acquired by Nouvelles Frontières, a French tour operator, and the name was changed to Corsair. Worldwide traffic rights were obtained in 1991. In 2000 TUI AG, one of the world's leading tour operator groups, took over Nouvelles Frontières. The airline was renamed to Corsairfly in 2005. On 22Mar2012, the airline announced it would be changing its name to Corsair International
Corsairfly  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2005 - 2012
Airline Code : SS : CRL
Genealogy : Corse Air International >Corsair >Corsairfly >Corsair International
Comments : Corsair International was established in 1981 and started operations on 17May1981 as Corse Air International. It was founded by the Corsican Rossi family; in 1990 it was acquired by Nouvelles Frontières, a French tour operator, and the name was changed to Corsair. Worldwide traffic rights were obtained in 1991. In 2000 TUI AG, one of the world's leading tour operator groups, took over Nouvelles Frontières. The airline was renamed to Corsairfly in 2005. On 22Mar2012, the airline announced it would be changing its name to Corsair International
Corse Air International  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1981 - 1990
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Corse Air International >Corsair >Corsairfly >Corsair International
Comments : [Corsair International was established in 1981 and started operations on 17May1981 as Corse Air International. It was founded by the Corsican Rossi family; in 1990 it was acquired by Nouvelles Frontières, a French tour operator, and the name was changed to Corsair. Worldwide traffic rights were obtained in 1991. In 2000 TUI AG, one of the world's leading tour operator groups, took over Nouvelles Frontières. The airline was renamed to Corsairfly in 2005. On 22Mar2012, the airline announced it would be changing its name to Corsair International]
Crossair Europe   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998 - 2005
Airline Code : QE : ECC
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Crossair Europe was formed in 1997 to take advantage of airlines liberalisation in the EU. Scheduled services to points in Italy and France were started on 29Mar1998 & ceased in Mar2005
CTAC (Compagnie de Transport Aerien et de Commerce)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1953 - 1957
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Cyran R   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2014)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Cyran R was owned by Gerard Depardieu but never started operations
Dakota Air   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Dexxair   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999* - 1999*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Diwan Airservice   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1999* - 2003*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Drakk'air   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1991 - 1991*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Dreamjet   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

(2014)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Dreamjet >La Compagnie
Comments : La Compagnie was originally known as Dreamjet and renamed before starting. Launched services on 17Jul2014
Dynami Aviation   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2004* - 2009*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
EAC (Europe Air Charter)   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2001* - 2001*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Eagle Aviation   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002 - 2009
Airline Code : -- : EGN
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Eagle Aviation Europe   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2009 - 2009
Airline Code : -- : EGN
Genealogy : Eagle Aviation France >Eagle Aviation Europe >Noor Airways
Comments : Noor Airways was rebranded from Eagle Aviation Europe (2009-2009), which had been rebranded from Eagle Aviation France (founded in 1998)
Eagle Aviation France   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2002 - 2009
Airline Code : -- : EGN
Genealogy : Eagle Aviation France >Eagle Aviation Europe >Noor Airways
Comments : Noor Airways was rebranded from Eagle Aviation Europe (2009-2009), which had been rebranded from Eagle Aviation France (founded in 1998)
EAS (Europe Aéro Service)  last update: 07Nov2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994* - 1995
Airline Code : EY : YET
Genealogy : Europe Aero Services >EAS
Comments : EAS was formed in 1965 as Europe Aero Services & and began flights in 1965 with services between Perpignan and Palma de Mayorca with Handley Page Dart Herald aircraft
EBA France   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993^ - 1996
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
ECA (Europe Continental Airways)  last update: 2017
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1998 - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Regional airline. Subsiduary of Swiss International that was founded in 1997
EFIS Cargo   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995^ - 1997
Airline Code : -- : EFC
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Elysair   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2006 - 2006
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Elysair >L'Avion >>Open Skies
Comments : No further information at this time
Enhance Aero   
Status : Active

Dates :

2011* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : EnhanceAero is an private charter operator with Embraer ERJ145s
Escadrille Mercure (Taxis Aeriens Mercure)   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1946 - 1970*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Escadrille Mercure operated taxi and charter services from le Bourget, Nice and Algiers
Etablissement Roger Colin  last update: 26Oct2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1948* - 1950
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Etablissement Roger Colin >CATI >Air Outre-Mer + Minerve =>AOM + Air Liberte =>Air Lib
Comments : AIR OUTRE MER was formed as Etablissement Roger Colin and renamed to CATI in 1950 [TAT EUROPEAN AIRLINES was formed by Michel Marchais in 1968 as an air taxi company known as TOURAINE AIR TRANSPORT. Acquired AIR ALPES, AIR PARIS, AIR ALSACE, AIR ROUERQUE, TAXI AVIA FRANCE and ROUSSEAU AVIATION. As a result of the wider services the airline was renamed to TRANSPORT AERIEN TRANSREGIONAL. Later renamed to TAT. BA Express. British Airways merged TAT into Air Liberté on 26Oct1997] [AIR LIB was formed by merger of AOM and AIR LIBERTE and was previously known as AOM-AIR LIBERTE. Ceased operations in early 2003]
Euralair Horizons   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1964 - 2003
Airline Code : EL : ---
Genealogy : Euralair Horizons >Air Horizons
Comments : Air Horizons was fromed as Euralair Horizons in 1962
Euralair International   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1964 - 2003
Airline Code : EK : ---
Genealogy : SERVICE >Euralair International + Occitania =>Euralair-Occitania
Comments : EURALAIR-OCCITANIA was formed by the merger of OCCITANIA and EURALAIR INTERNATIONAL (Euralair was formed by Alexandre Couvelair in 1963 as SERVICE after both were taken over aviation investor Angel Gate Aviation. Euralair's business jets have been added to Occtania's
Euralair-Occitania   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004 - 2004*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : SERVICE >Euralair International + Occitania =>Euralair-Occitania
Comments : EURALAIR-OCCITANIA was formed by the merger of OCCITANIA and EURALAIR INTERNATIONAL (Euralair was formed by Alexandre Couvelair in 1963 as SERVICE after both were taken over aviation investor Angel Gate Aviation. Euralair's business jets have been added to Occtania's
EuroBerlin France  last update: 29Oct2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1988 - 1994
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air France and Lufthansa established Euroberlin on 09Sep1998 & commenced operations on 07Nov1988. Started as a French airline based in Berlin because of restrictions afainst german domestic airlines. Dissolved on 29Oct1994
Eurociel   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2008)
Airline Code : -- : AXY
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Eurofly   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2004)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Eurofly >Southwings
Comments : Eurofly intended to start operations in 2004 with an F.100. And then as Southwings in 2005 out of Marseilles
Eurojet Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002* - 2004
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Eurojet Airlines provided services within Europe and to North Africa. Ceased operating when it's main client, Swiss tour operator Avione suspended it's activities.
Europ'Air   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2003)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Europe Aero Services  last update: 07Nov2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1965 - 1994*
Airline Code : EY : YET
Genealogy : Europe Aero Services >EAS
Comments : EAS was formed in 1965 as Europe Aero Services & and began flights in 1965 with services between Perpignan and Palma de Mayorca with Handley Page Dart Herald aircraft
Europe Airpost   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2000 - 2015
Airline Code : 5O : FPO
Genealogy : Intercargo Service >InterCiel Services >L'Aeropostale >Europe Airpost >ASL Airlines France
Comments : Europe Airpost was founded in 1987 as Intercargo Service. Operations started under current name on 30Jun2000. Renamed to ASL Airlines France in 2015
Executive Transports   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Express Team   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2001* - 2004*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Extand Air   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Fairlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998 - 1999
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Finist' Air   
Status : Active

Dates :

1981* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Finist' Air, a Brest-Guipvas based carrier, was founded in 1981
Flandre Air   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1977 - 2001
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Flandre Air >>Proteus Air System >Regional Airlines >Regional >Hop!
Comments : No further information at this time
Flowair Aviation   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2007* - 2007*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Fly Eurofly   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2004)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Fly Kiss  last update: 2017 x2
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2016 - 2017
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Fly Kiss launched services on 07Nov2016. Initial services was scheduled passenger flights from Brest Guipavas & Clermont-Ferrand to Lille, London Luton, Nice & Strasbourg. Ceased operations on 27May2017, just 6 months after launching
Flyeco  last update: 2017
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2004*)
Airline Code : -- : FLO
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Intended to start operationst on low cost services. Founded in 2002 & based at Beauvais Tille Airport.
Flying Legend Organisation   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993^ - 2006
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
FlyWest   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004 - 2005
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
France Dakota   
Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
France DC3 SA   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1991* - 1998
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : France DC3 SA >Publi-Air
Comments : No further information at this time
Franco-Bilbaïne de Transports Aéronautiques   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1920 - 1921
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Franco-Bilbaïne de Transports Aéronautiques provided an air service between Bayonne and Bilbao
Franco-Roumaine de Navigation Aerienne  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1920 - 1922*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Franco-Roumaine de Navigation Aerienne >CIDNA…..>Air France
Comments : Franco-Roumaine de Navigation Aerienne was created as a joint project between Romania and France on 23Apr1920. Introduced a network of routes to the Balkans, Czechoslovakia and Poland. Renamed to CIDNA
French Blue  last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Airline Code : BF : FBU
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : French Blue is the name of Air Caraïbes new long-haul carrier that was established in 2016 by Groupe Dubreuil. Operated some long-haul flights on behalf of Air Caraïbes since 01Jul2016
Fretair   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1969* - 1970*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Gecat Frêt (Groupages Algerie Express Transports)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1948 - 1950
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Heli Champagne Arden  added: 2017
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1993* - 2005*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Heli Champagne Arden was helicopter arm of Champagne Airlines that was created in 1993
Heli Securité Helicopter Airline  added: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

1992* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Heli Securité Helicopter Airline was founded in 1992 by Dominique Romet
Heli-Courlis   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1999* - 1999*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Heliglobe Finet France Cargo (Finet France)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996* - 1997*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Hexagon   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2002)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Hex'Air   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1991 - 2017
Airline Code : UD : HER
Genealogy : Hex'Air >>Twin Jet
Comments : Hex' Air was founded on 30Mar1991 based in Puy-en-Velay. Operations started in 1991. Scheduled, charter regional passenger airline. In early Jan2017, Hex'Air merged with French competitor Twin Jet and was dissolved with its routes and aircraft being integrated into the new joint company
Hop!   
Status : Active

Dates :

2013 - date
Airline Code : A5 : HOP
Genealogy : Airlinair + Brit Air + Regional Air =>Hop!
Comments : Hop! was formed on 31Mar2013 by the merger of Airlinair, Brit Air & Regional Air
IAC (Industrie Air Charter)   
Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Igavion   
Status : Active

Dates :

2013 - date
Airline Code : TE : IGA
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Igavion is a virtual carrier based out of Dole Tavaux (DLE)
Inter Cargo Service   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1988* - 1989*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Intercargo Service   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1987* - 1989
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Intercargo Service >InterCiel Services >L'Aeropostale >Europe Airpost
Comments : Intercargo Service was founded in 1987
InterCiel Services   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1989 - 1991
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Intercargo Service >InterCiel Services >L'Aeropostale >Europe Airpost
Comments : InterCiel Services was founded in 1987 as Intercargo Service
JDP France  added: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2008* - date
Airline Code : -- : LDP
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Little is known about JDP France at this time
Jet Alsace   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1988^ - 1993
Airline Code : -- : JLS
Genealogy : Jet Alsace >Trans Alsace
Comments : Trans Alsace was formed as Jet Alsace in 1988. Ceased operations on 03Jul1994
Jet Europe   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1990* - 1990*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Jet Fret   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1987 - 1989*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : SFAir >Jet Fret
Comments : No further information at this time
Jet Services   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1973^ - 1998
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >TNT
Comments : No further information at this time
Jetway   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2005)
Airline Code : -- : JWT
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Joon  added: 2017 + last update: 2017
Status : Planned

Dates :

2017 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Boost >Joon
Comments : Air France has named its low-cost carrier subsidiary Joon. It was originally to be called Boost but was renamed prior to start-up. It will commence operations from its Paris CDG hub later this autumn. Initial services will cover the medium-haul sector with long-haul flights to begin in mid-2018.
Jupitair   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2003)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Kel Air (Kel-Air)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1988 - 1990
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Kel Air began operations on 22Dec1988
Kymair  added: 2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1986* - 2000
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Kymair operated ATR aircraft throuhout the 1990s
Kyrnair   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1986 - 2000*
Airline Code : V4 : KYN
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
La Compagnie   
Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Dreamjet >La Compagnie
Comments : La Compagnie was originally known as Dreamjet and renamed before starting. Launched services on 17Jul2014
L'Aeropostale (Aeropostale)   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1991 - 2000
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Intercargo Service >InterCiel Services >L'Aeropostale >Europe Airpost
Comments : Europe Airpost was founded in 1987 as Intercargo Service. Renamed to L'Aeropostale (Aeropostale)
L-Air   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002 - 2002
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : L-Air
Comments : No further information at this time
LAM   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1941* - 1945
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Lance Aviation   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1983* - 1983*
Airline Code : -- : LCE
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
LAT   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

Pre 1932
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : LAT >Compagnie Generale Aeropostale + Air Orient + Air Union + CIDNA + SGTA =>Air France
Comments : No further information at this time
L'Avion   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2007 - 2008
Airline Code : AO : AVI
Genealogy : Elysair >L'Avion >>Open Skies
Comments : L'Avion first flight was on 03Jan2007 from Paris to Newark. L'Avion merged with with OpenSkies on 04Apr2009, retaining the latter name
LC Aviation   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1989* - 1989*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Leadair UniJet   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1995* - 1995*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Lignes Aeriennes Farman (Farman Airlines)  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1919 - 1919
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Lignes Aeriennes Farman >CGTA + CIDNA + Air Orient + Air Union =>SGELA >Air France
Comments : SGTA (Société Générale des Transports Aériens) formed as Lignes Aériennes Farman in 1919 was established on 08Feb1919 [AIR FRANCE was formed by a merger of 5 airlines in 1933 (CGTA (Founded in 1919), CIDNA (Cie International de Navigation Aerienne), AIR-UNION, AIR-ORIENT and AEROPOSTALE. Also acqired the assets of Cie General Aeropostale in the same year. Rationalised in 1948 along with AIR BLANC and AIR FRANCE TRANSATLANTIQUE to form the modern AIR FRANCE. On 12 January 1990, the operations of all government owned airlines, Air France, Air Inter, Air Charter and UTA, were merged into the Air France Group. AIR FRANCE EUROPE was integrated into the parent company in 1997]
Lignes Aériennes Intérieures   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1958 - 1958*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Air France
Comments : [AIR FRANCE EUROPE was initially formed as LIGNES AERIENNES INTERIORS in 1954 and began operations in 1958 with service between Paris and Srasbourg. The name changed to AIR INTER and renamed to AIR INTER EUROPE in 1996 and to AIR FRANCE EUROPE later on in 1996 and fully integrated into AIR FRANCE in 1997]. [AIR FRANCE was formed by a merger of 5 airlines in 1933 (CGTA (Founded in 1919), CIDNA (Cie International de Navigation Aerienne), AIR-UNION, AIR-ORIENT and AEROPOSTALE. Also acqired the assets of Cie General Aeropostale in the same year. Rationalised in 1948 along with AIR BLANC and AIR FRANCE TRANSATLANTIQUE to form the modern AIR FRANCE. On 12Jan1990, the operations of all government owned airlines, Air France, Air Inter, Air Charter and UTA, were merged into the Air France Group. AIR FRANCE EUROPE was integrated into the parent company in 1997]
Lignes Aeriennes Interiors  added: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1954 - 1958
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Inter >Air France Europe >>Air France
Comments : Air Inter was founded on 12Nov1954 as Lignes Aeriennes Interiors. It operated its first commercial flight on 16Mar1954. Renamed to Air Inter in 1958 & to Air France Europe on 12Jan1990 & was absorbed into Air France on 01Apr1997
Lignes Aérienns Latécoère ( Société des lignes Latécoère)   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1918 - 1927
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Lignes Aérienns Latécoère >Aéropostale +>Air France
Comments : Lignes Aérienns Latécoère was formed in 1918 & started operations on 25Dec1918. Rebranded as Aéropostale in 1927. Introduced a network of routes into Western Africa. Its assets were incorporated into Air France in 1933
Littoral Airlines   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2004)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
LoirExel   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2005*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Lucas Aigle Azur   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1977* - 2001
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aigle Azur >Lucas Aviation >Lucas Aigle Azur >Aigle Azur
Comments : Aigle Azur was created by Sylvain Floirat in Apr1946. Reformed as Lucas Aviation then Lucas Aigle Azur. Rebranded back to Aigle Azur
Lucas Air Transport   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1969 - 1992*
Airline Code : LK : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Lucas Aviation   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1970 - 1977*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aigle Azur >Lucas Aviation >Lucas Aigle Azur >Aigle Azur
Comments : Aigle Azur was created by Sylvain Floirat in Apr1946. Reformed as Lucas Aviation then Lucas Aigle Azur. Rebranded back to Aigle Azur
Luxaviation France  added: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Unijet >Luxaviation France
Comments : Luxaviation France is a Le Bourget based charter operator that was rebranded from Unijet (1967-2016)
Messageries Transaeriennes   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1923* - 1927*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Messageries Transaeriennes >Air Union Lignes d’Orient + Air Asie =>Air Orient + Air Union + Compagnie Générale Aéropostale + CIDNA + SGTA =>Air France
Comments : Air Orient was created in 1929 from the merger of Air Asie & Air Union Lignes d’Orient (renamed from Messageries Transaeriennes). Merged with Air France on 07Oct1933
Mid Airways (Mid Air)   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1994 - 2001*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Unknown
Comments : No further information at this time
Midex Airline   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2007* - 2007*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Minerve  last update: 26Oct2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1975 - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Outre-Mer + Minerve =>AOM + Air Liberte =>Air Lib
Comments : Merged with AIR OUTRE MER to form AOM [TAT EUROPEAN AIRLINES was formed by Michel Marchais in 1968 as an air taxi company known as TOURAINE AIR TRANSPORT. Acquired AIR ALPES, AIR PARIS, AIR ALSACE, AIR ROUERQUE, TAXI AVIA FRANCE and ROUSSEAU AVIATION. As a result of the wider services the airline was renamed to TRANSPORT AERIEN TRANSREGIONAL. Later renamed to TAT. BA Express. British Airways merged TAT into Air Liberté on 26Oct1997] [AIR LIB was formed by merger of AOM and AIR LIBERTE and was previously known as AOM-AIR LIBERTE. Ceased operations in early 2003]
Miriadair   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1990* - 1990*
Airline Code : -- : MYR
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Nantes Aviation   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1975* - 1979*
Airline Code : NV : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
National Air Service   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2005* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
National Private Air Transport   
Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Neu Extair   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
New Axis Airways (Axis French Airlines)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2001 - 2009
Airline Code : 9X : AXY
Genealogy : Sinair >Axis Airways >New Axis Airways
Comments : Marseille based freight and passenger charter carrier. NEW AXIS AIRWAYS was formed in Grenoble as SINAIR in 1999. Sold to Axis Partners in 2000 and renamed to AXIS AIRWAYS in 2001. Bankrupt in 2006 before being purchased and renamed to current name
Noor Airways   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2009 - 2010
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Eagle Aviation France >Eagle Aviation Europe >Noor Airways
Comments : Noor Airways was rebranded from Eagle Aviation Europe (2009-2009), which had been rebranded from Eagle Aviation France (founded in 1998)
Normandie Air Services   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1981* - 1981*
Airline Code : -- : NDS
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Occitan Air   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1981* - 1981*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Occitania Jet Fleet   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1997* - 2004
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : SERVICE >Euralair International + Occitania =>Euralair-Occitania
Comments : Occitania Jet Fleet was a corporate carrier based at Le Bourget. Renamed from REGOURD AVIATION. Into bankruptcy in early 2004. [EURALAIR-OCCITANIA was formed by the merger of OCCITANIA and EURALAIR INTERNATIONAL after both were taken over aviation investor Angel Gate Aviation.Euralair's business jets have been added to Occtania's]
Ocean Airways   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2005*)
Airline Code : OC : OGW
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Octavia Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2001* - 2005
Airline Code : O4 : OCN
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Oxygene Airways   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2010 - 2010
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Oya Vendee Helicopteres   
Status : Active

Dates :

1987* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Oya Vendee Helicopteres was founded in 1987. It operates from theÎle d'Yeu (French pronunciation: ​[il djø]) (an island and commune just off the Vendée coast of western France)
Oyonnair   
Status : Active

Dates :

1989* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Oyonnair is an airline specializing in corporate aviation, transportation, health and transport goods. Based on the airport of Lyon Bron, Oyonnair was created in 1989 by Michel Maradan, specialist aviation business for over 20 years
Pan Europe Air   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1990 - 1991
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Pan Europeenne Air Service   
Status : Active

Dates :

1977 - date
Airline Code : -- : PEA
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Pan Europeenne Air Service operations started on 30Jun1977 with regional and air taxi services out of Chambery Savoie and Lyons Bron
Phenix Aviation   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1998* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Point Air (Le Point Air Mulhouse)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1981* - 1987
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Pontair