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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

>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline : dates are searchable using ddmmyyyy

July 21, 2017

Air France has named its low-cost carrier subsidiary Joon [added]. It will commence operations from its Paris CDG hub later this autumn

May 26, 2017

Luxaviation France [added] was rebranded from Unijet [status change] (1967-2016)

May 16, 2017

ch-aviation is reporting that Fly Kiss has ceased operations in early May2017 [status change]

Airlines

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

1999 - 2003
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
Genealogy : Air Toulouse International (ATI) >Aeris
Airline Code :  
Aeris Express  updated
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

2005 - 2006*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Aerolinair   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

1996 - 2001
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
Genealogy : AeroLyon (Aero Lyon) >L-Air
Airline Code :  
Aeromaritime (Compagnie Aeromaritime d'Affretement)   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1967 - 1990
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
Genealogy : Aeromaritime >Airbus Inter Transport
Airline Code : QK : ---
Aerope 3S Aviation   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

2001* - 2001*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Aeropostale   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1927 - 1933
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
Genealogy : Lignes Aérienns Latécoère >Aéropostale +>Air France
Airline Code :  
Aerotechnique International   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Aerotour (Aero Tour)   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1976 - 1979*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : FH : ---
Aigle Azur   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Dates :

2001 - date
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
Genealogy : Aigle Azur >Lucas Aviation >Lucas Aigle Azur >Aigle Azur
Airline Code : ZI : AAF
Air Alpes   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1961 - 1981
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. Merged into AIR LIBERTE] [AIR LIB was formed by merger of AOM and AIR LIBERTE and was previously known as AOM-AIR LIBERTE. Ceased operations in early 2003].
Genealogy : Air Champagne Ardennes >> Air Alpes >>Touraine Air Transport >Transport Aerien Transregional >TAT European Airlines >>Air Liberte >Air Lib
Airline Code : LP : ---
Air Alsace (Air Lorraine)   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1962* - 1986*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy : >Air Lib
Airline Code : SY : ---
Air Angouleme   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1976* - 2012
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : AGL
Air Anjou Transports   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : RZ : ---
Air Aquitaine   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1991 - 1991*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Air Asie   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1926* - 1929
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
Genealogy : Air Asie + Air Union Lignes d’Orient =>Air Orient + Air Union + Compagnie Générale Aéropostale + CIDNA + SGTA =>Air France
Airline Code :  
Air Atlantique   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1963* - 2004
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : APB
Air Berlin France   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

1972* - 1972*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Air Champagne Ardennes   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1971* - 1974
Comments : Air Champagne Ardennes merged into Air Alpes
Genealogy : Air Champagne Ardennes >> Air Alpes >>Touraine Air Transport >Transport Aerien Transregional >TAT European Airlines >>Air Liberte >Air Lib
Airline Code :  
Air Charter   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1984 - 1998
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
Genealogy : Societe Aerienne Francaise d'Affretement (SAFA) >Air Charter International >Air Charter >>Air France
Airline Code :  
Air Charter (Asia)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993 - 1998
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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Air Charter International   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1969 - 1984
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
Genealogy : Societe Aerienne Francaise d'Affretement (SAFA) >Air Charter International >Air Charter >>Air France
Airline Code : SF : ---
Air Cidna   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1928* - 1935*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Air City Wings   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2005)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Air Continent   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1963 - 1972*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy : Air Esterel >Air Continent
Airline Code :  
Air Continents   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(1999)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Air Corse   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1985* - 1990
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : DK : ARK
Air Corsica  updated
Status : Active

Dates :

2010 - date
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
Genealogy : Compagnie Corse Mediterranee >CCM Airlines >Air Corsica
Airline Code : XK : CCM
Air Dauphine   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Dates :

1972* - 1972*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Air Enterprise   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1972* - 1972*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Air Entreprise International   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1992* - 1995*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Air Esterel   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

1990* - 2000*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Air France  updated
Status : Active

Dates :

1933 - date
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
Genealogy : Air Orient + Air Union + Compagnie Générale Aéropostale + CIDNA + SGTA =>Air France
Airline Code : AF : AFR
Air France Asie   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

2001* - date
Comments : Cargo arm of Air France using B747-200F aircraft in 2001
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Air France Europe  updated
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1996 - 1997
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
Genealogy : Air Inter >Air France Europe >>Air France
Airline Code :  
Air France Soleil   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2007)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Air Fret Service (Compagnie Air Fret)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

2004 - 2005
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
Genealogy : Euralair Horizons >Air Horizons
Airline Code : RN : EUL
Air Inter  updated
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1958 - 1990
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
Genealogy : Air Inter >Air France Europe >>Air France
Airline Code : IT : ---
Air Jet (AirJet)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1980* - 2003
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : V6 : AIJ
Air Kallyste International   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

1975* - 1979*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : LX : ---
Air Lib   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2001 - 2003
Comments : AOM and Air Liberte merge to create a new airline called Air Lib on 21Sep2001. Began operations on 22Sep2001
Genealogy : AOM + Air Liberte =>Air Lib
Airline Code :  
Air Lib Express   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002* - 2003
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Air Liberte   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1988 - 2001
Comments : Air Liberte, formed in Jul1987, began operations in Apr1988. AOM and Air Liberte merge to create Air Lib on 21Sep2001
Genealogy : AOM + Air Liberte =>Air Lib
Airline Code :  
Air Littoral   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1972 - 2004
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
Genealogy : Compagnie Aerienne du Languedoc >Air Littoral
Airline Code : FU : ---
Air Littoral Express   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

1991 - 1991
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Air Mediterranee  updated
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1997 - 2016
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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : ML : BIE
Air Midi Bigorre   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

(2010)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Air Nolis   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

1946* - 1946*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Air Open Sky  updated
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

1929 - 1933
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
Genealogy : Air Asie + Air Union Lignes d’Orient =>Air Orient + Air Union + Compagnie Générale Aéropostale + CIDNA + SGTA =>Air France
Airline Code :  
Air Orly   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

**** - ****
Comments : Air Paris was formerly known as Air Orly. Acquired by AT European Airlines
Genealogy : Air Orly >Air Paris >>TAT European Airlines >>Air Liberte >Air Lib
Airline Code :  
Air Ouest   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1978* - 1978*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : OE : ---
Air Outre-Mer   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1953 - 1992
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy : Air Outre-Mer + Minerve =>AOM + Air Liberte =>Air Lib
Airline Code :  
Air Paris   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1971* - 1979*
Comments : Air Paris was formerly known as Air Orly. Acquired by AT European Airlines
Genealogy : Air Orly >Air Paris >>TAT European Airlines >>Air Liberte >Air Lib
Airline Code : IO : ---
Air Passaquay   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Air Perigord  updated
Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Dates :

1985 - 1985
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Air Poitou-Charentes  updated
Status : Inactive

Dates :

Mid-1990s
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Air Provence   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Air Provence   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1985 - 1996
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
Genealogy : Air Provence >Air Provence International >West Air France
Airline Code :  
Air Provence Charter   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Dates :

1996 - 2002
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
Genealogy : Air Provence >Air Provence International >West Air France
Airline Code :  
Air Pyrenee   
Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Air Rouergue   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Air Toulouse International (ATI)   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

1927* - 1929
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
Genealogy : Messageries Transaeriennes >Air Union Lignes d’Orient + Air Asie =>Air Orient + Air Union + Compagnie Générale Aéropostale + CIDNA + SGTA =>Air France
Airline Code :  
Air Vendee   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1975* - 1992
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]
Genealogy : Air Vendee + Airlec =>Regional Airlines >Regional >Hop!
Airline Code : VM : ---
Air2   
Status : Planned

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

1996* - 2006*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Aire d'Evasions (Air Evasion)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993 - 1994
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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : E3 : ---
Airlec   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Airlinair   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

2004 - 2005
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Alsair   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

(****)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
AMIS (Air Mediterranee International System)   
Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
AOM   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1992 - 2001
Comments : AOM and Air Liberte merge to create Air Lib on 21Sep2001
Genealogy : Air Outre-Mer + Minerve =>AOM + Air Liberte =>Air Lib
Airline Code :  
APG Airlines   
Status : Active

Dates :

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

Dates :

(1998*)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Aria   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

1989* - 2015
Comments : Atlas Atlantique Airlines was created in 1989 as Atlantique Air Assistance
Genealogy : Atlantique Air Assistance >Atlas Atlantique Airlines
Airline Code : L5 : TLB
Atlas Atlantique Airlines   
Status : Active

Dates :

2015 - date
Comments : Atlas Atlantique Airlines was created in 1989 as Atlantique Air Assistance
Genealogy : Atlantique Air Assistance >Atlas Atlantique Airlines
Airline Code : L5 : TLB
AUsTer EXtreme-Orient (Autrex)   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1950* - 1950*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Auxiair   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : BS : ---
Avdef ( Aviation Défense Service)  added
Status : Active

Dates :

2015* - date
Comments : Avdef is a passenger charter carrier based at Nîmes Garons (FNI)
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Avia Taxi France  updated
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1965* - 1973
Comments : Avia Taxi France was created in 1965 and renamed Taxi Avia France in 1973, was bought by TAT [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. Merged into AIR LIBERTE] [AIR LIB was formed by merger of AOM and AIR LIBERTE and was previously known as AOM-AIR LIBERTE. Ceased operations in early 2003]
Genealogy : TAF >Avia Taxi France >>TAT European Airlines >>Air Liberte >Air Lib
Airline Code :  
Avions Bleus (Les Avions Bleus)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

1989* - 1989*
Comments :  
Genealogy : >Air Transport Pyrenees
Airline Code :  
Axis Airways   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

2001 - 2006
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
Genealogy : Sinair >Axis Airways >New Axis Airways
Airline Code : 6V : AXY
Belair (Ile de France)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

2002 - 2010
Comments : Blue Line ceased operations on 06Oct2010
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : 4Y : BLE
Boost  added + updated (x2)
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2017)
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
Genealogy : Boost >Joon
Airline Code :  
Bordeaux Aviation   
Status : Active

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

1995 - 2001
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : MO : CBD
CAT (Cie Air Transport (Compagnie Air Transport))  updated
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1949* - 1968*
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
Genealogy : SCAL (Societe Commerciale Aerienne du Littoral) >CAT (Cie Air Transport (Compagnie Air Transport))
Airline Code :  
CAT (Compagnie Air Transport)   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1950 - 1951*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Catair   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1968* - 1978
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : QV : ---
CATI (Compagnie Aerienne de Transports Indochinois)  updated
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1950 - 1953
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] [AIR LIB was formed by merger of AOM and AIR LIBERTE and was previously known as AOM-AIR LIBERTE. Ceased operations in early 2003]
Genealogy : Etablissement Roger Colin >CATI >Air Outre-Mer + Minerve =>AOM + Air Liberte =>Air Lib
Airline Code :  
CCM Airlines  updated
Status : Renamed

Dates :

2000 - 2010
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]
Genealogy : Compagnie Corse Mediterranee >CCM Airlines >Air Corsica
Airline Code : XK : CCM
CFRNA (Compagnie Franco-Roumaine de Navigation Aérienne)  updated (x2)
Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Dates :

1919* - 1923
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]
Genealogy : GCEA + Compagnie des messageries aériennes =>Air Orient + Air Union + Compagnie Générale Aéropostale + CIDNA + SGTA =>Air France
Airline Code :  
CGT (Compagnie Generale Transsaharienne)   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1948* - 1950
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
CGTA (Compagnie Generale de Transport Aerien)   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1950* - 1951*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Chaillotine Air Service   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

1998* - 2005
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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : CPH
CIDNA (Compagnie International de Navigation Aerienne)   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1925* - 1933
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].
Genealogy : Air Orient + Air Union + Compagnie Générale Aéropostale + CIDNA + SGTA =>SGELA =>Air France
Airline Code :  
Cie Générale Aéropostale   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1927 - 1933
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)
Genealogy : Cie Générale Aéropostale +>Linea Aerea Venezolana (LAV) >Aeropostal
Airline Code :  
CIP Transports   
Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

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

Dates :

2001* - 2001*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
CMA (Compagnie des messageries aériennes)  updated
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1919 - 1923
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]
Genealogy : CGEA (Compagnie des Grands Express Aériens + Compagnie des messageries aériennes =>Air Union + Air Orient + Compagnie Générale Aéropostale + CIDNA + SGTA=>SGELA >Air France
Airline Code :  
Compagnie Aerienne du Languedoc   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1976^ - 1987*
Comments :  
Genealogy : >Air Limousin Transport Aerien
Airline Code : FQ : ---
Compagnie Aerienne du Languedoc   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1988* - 1988
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
Genealogy : Compagnie Aerienne du Languedoc >Air Littoral
Airline Code :  
Compagnie Aeronautique Europeenne (CAE)   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1991 - 2002*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Compagnie Corse Mediterranee  updated
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1990 - 2000
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]
Genealogy : Compagnie Corse Mediterranee >CCM Airlines >Air Corsica
Airline Code :  
Compagnie Francaise de Transports Aeriens   
Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : CAS
Corsair  updated
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1990 - 2005
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]
Genealogy : Corse Air International >Corsair >Corsairfly >Corsair International
Airline Code : SS : CRL
Corsair International  updated
Status : Active

Dates :

2012 - date
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
Genealogy : Corse Air International >Corsair >Corsairfly >Corsair International
Airline Code : SS : CRL
Corsairfly  updated
Status : Renamed

Dates :

2005 - 2012
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
Genealogy : Corse Air International >Corsair >Corsairfly >Corsair International
Airline Code : SS : CRL
Corse Air International  updated
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1981 - 1990
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]
Genealogy : Corse Air International >Corsair >Corsairfly >Corsair International
Airline Code :  
Crossair Europe   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998 - 2005
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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : QE : ECC
CTAC (Compagnie de Transport Aerien et de Commerce)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1953 - 1957
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Cyran R   
Status : Not started

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

1991 - 1991*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Dreamjet   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Dates :

2004* - 2009*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
EAC (Europe Air Charter)   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

2001* - 2001*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Eagle Aviation   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002 - 2009
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : EGN
Eagle Aviation Europe   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

1994* - 1995
Comments : EAS was formed in 1965 as Europe Aero Services
Genealogy : Europe Aero Services >EAS
Airline Code :  
EBA France   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993^ - 1996
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
ECA (Europe Continental Airways)   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1998 - 2006*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
EFIS Cargo   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995^ - 1997
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : EFC
Elysair   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

2006 - 2006
Comments :  
Genealogy : Elysair >L'Avion >>Open Skies
Airline Code :  
Enhance Aero   
Status : Active

Dates :

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

Dates :

1946 - 1970*
Comments : Escadrille Mercure operated taxi and charter services from le Bourget, Nice and Algiers
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Etablissement Roger Colin   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1948* - 1950
Comments : Etablissement Roger Colin was formed in 1948
Genealogy : Etablissement Roger Colin >CATI >Air Outre-Mer + Minerve =>AOM + Air Liberte =>Air Lib
Airline Code :  
Euralair Horizons   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Dates :

1964 - 2003
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
Genealogy : SERVICE >Euralair International + Occitania =>Euralair-Occitania
Airline Code : EK : ---
Euralair-Occitania   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004 - 2004*
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
Genealogy : SERVICE >Euralair International + Occitania =>Euralair-Occitania
Airline Code :  
EuroBerlin France   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1988 - 1994
Comments : Air France and Lufthansa established Euroberlin on 09Sep1998 & commenced operations on 07Nov1988. Dissolved on 29Oct1994
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Eurociel   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2008)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : AXY
Eurofly   
Status : Not started

Dates :

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

Dates :

2002* - 2004
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.
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Europ'Air   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2003)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Europe Aero Services   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1966 - 1994*
Comments : EAS was formed in 1965 as Europe Aero Services
Genealogy : Europe Aero Services >EAS
Airline Code : EY : ---
Europe Airpost   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Express Team   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Dates :

**** - ****
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Fairlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

2007* - 2007*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Fly Eurofly   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2004)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Fly Kiss  updated (x2)
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2016 - 2017
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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Flyeco  updated
Status : Not started

Dates :

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

Dates :

1993^ - 2006
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
FlyWest   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004 - 2005
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
France Dakota   
Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
France DC3 SA   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1991* - 1998
Comments :  
Genealogy : France DC3 SA >Publi-Air
Airline Code :  
Franco-Bilbaïne de Transports Aéronautiques   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1920 - 1921
Comments : Franco-Bilbaïne de Transports Aéronautiques provided an air service between Bayonne and Bilbao
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Franco-Roumaine de Navigation Aerienne  updated
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1920 - 1922*
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
Genealogy : Franco-Roumaine de Navigation Aerienne >CIDNA…..>Air France
Airline Code :  
French Blue   
Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Comments : French Blue is the name of Air Caraïbes new long-haul carrier that was established in 2016. Operated some long-haul flights on behalf of Air Caraïbes since 01Jul2016
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Fretair   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1969* - 1970*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Gecat Frêt (Groupages Algerie Express Transports)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1948 - 1950
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Heli Champagne Arden  added
Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

(2002)
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Hex'Air   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1991 - 2017
Comments : Hex' Air was founded in 1991 based in Puy-en-Velay. Operations started in 1991. Scheduled, charter regional passenger airline. Merged into Twin Jet in Jan2017
Genealogy : Hex'Air >>Twin Jet
Airline Code : UD : HER
Hop!   
Status : Active

Dates :

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

Dates :

(****)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Igavion   
Status : Active

Dates :

2013 - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : TE : IGA
Inter Cargo Service   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1988* - 1989*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Intercargo Service   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Dates :

1989 - 1991
Comments : InterCiel Services was founded in 1987 as Intercargo Service
Genealogy : Intercargo Service >InterCiel Services >L'Aeropostale >Europe Airpost
Airline Code :  
Jet Alsace   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Dates :

1990* - 1990*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Jet Fret   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

1973^ - 1998
Comments :  
Genealogy : >TNT
Airline Code :  
Jetway   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2005)
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : JWT
Joon  added + updated
Status : Planned

Dates :

2017 >
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.
Genealogy : Boost >Joon
Airline Code :  
Jupitair   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2003)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Kel Air (Kel-Air)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

2002 - 2002
Comments :  
Genealogy : L-Air
Airline Code :  
LAM   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1941* - 1945
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Lance Aviation   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1983* - 1983*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : LCE
LAT   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

1989* - 1989*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Leadair UniJet   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1995* - 1995*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Lignes Aeriennes Farman (Farman Airlines)  updated
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1919 - 1919
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]
Genealogy : Lignes Aeriennes Farman >CGTA + CIDNA + Air Orient + Air Union =>SGELA >Air France
Airline Code :  
Lignes Aériennes Intérieures   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1958 - 1958*
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]
Genealogy : >Air France
Airline Code :  
Lignes Aeriennes Interiors  added
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1954 - 1958
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
Genealogy : Air Inter >Air France Europe >>Air France
Airline Code :  
Lignes Aérienns Latécoère ( Société des lignes Latécoère)   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1918 - 1927
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
Genealogy : Lignes Aérienns Latécoère >Aéropostale +>Air France
Airline Code :  
Littoral Airlines   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2004)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
LoirExel   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2005*)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Lucas Aigle Azur   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

1923* - 1927*
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
Genealogy : Messageries Transaeriennes >Air Union Lignes d’Orient + Air Asie =>Air Orient + Air Union + Compagnie Générale Aéropostale + CIDNA + SGTA =>Air France
Airline Code :  
Mid Airways (Mid Air)   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Dates :

2007* - 2007*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Minerve   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1975 - 1992
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy : Air Outre-Mer + Minerve =>AOM + Air Liberte =>Air Lib
Airline Code :  
Miriadair   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1990* - 1990*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : MYR
Nantes Aviation   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1975* - 1979*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : NV : ---
National Air Service   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

2005* - 2006*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
National Private Air Transport   
Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Neu Extair   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
New Axis Airways (Axis French Airlines)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2001 - 2009
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
Genealogy : Sinair >Axis Airways >New Axis Airways
Airline Code : 9X : AXY
Noor Airways   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

1981* - 1981*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : NDS
Occitan Air   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1981* - 1981*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Occitania Jet Fleet   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1997* - 2004
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]
Genealogy : SERVICE >Euralair International + Occitania =>Euralair-Occitania
Airline Code :  
Ocean Airways   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2005*)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : OC : OGW
Octavia Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2001* - 2005
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : O4 : OCN
Oxygene Airways   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2010 - 2010
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Oya Vendee Helicopteres   
Status : Active

Dates :

1987* - date
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)
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Oyonnair   
Status : Active

Dates :

1989* - date
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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Pan Europe Air   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1990 - 1991
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Pan Europeenne Air Service   
Status : Active

Dates :

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

Dates :

1998* - 2006*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Point Air (Le Point Air Mulhouse)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

1982* - 1985*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Potez Aero-Service   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1936* - 1936*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Premium Airways   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2008)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Prest'Affair Voyages   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

2003* - 2004*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Proteus Air System   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1986* - 1996
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy : Proteus Air System > Proteus >Regional Airlines >Regional >Hop!
Airline Code :  
Proteus Airlines   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1996 - 2001
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy : Proteus Air System > Proteus >Regional Airlines >Regional >Hop!
Airline Code :  
Publi-Air   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999 - 2001
Comments :  
Genealogy : France DC3 SA >Publi-Air
Airline Code :  
Pyrenair   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1973* - 1979*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : CY : ---
Rapid Air*   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1989* - 1990*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Regional   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

2001 - 2013
Comments : Regional was integrated with Brit Air & Airlinair to form Hop! on 31Mar2013 [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]