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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

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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]
April 12, 2017 Boost is a planned lo-cost carrier by Air France. Intends to use A.350-900 aircraft  [added]

Airline

Status Operating Dates
ACE Transvalair (Air Charter Express & Air Executive)   

Inactive

1984 - 1994

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aelis Air Service  added

Inactive

2008* - 2008*

^ Comments : Aelis Air Service was a passenger charter carriet based at Nantes Atlantique (NTE)

^ Genealogy :  

Aeris Charter Airline   

Inactive

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

Aeris Express  updated

Inactive

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 :  

Aero Berlin   

Unsure

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aero Cargo   

Unsure

1947* - 1948*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aero France International   

Inactive

1989* - 1991

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aero Services Executive   

Unsure

2000* - 2004*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aerocondor   

Unsure

2005 - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aerolinair   

Inactive

2002* - 2004

^ Comments : Aerolinair was formed in 2002

^ Genealogy :  

AeroLyon (Aero Lyon)   

Inactive

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

Aeromaritime (Compagnie Aeromaritime d'Affretement)   

Renamed

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

Aerope 3S Aviation   

Unsure

2001* - 2001*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aeropostale   

Renamed

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

Aerotechnique International   

Unsure

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aerotour (Aero Tour)   

Unsure

1976 - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aigle Azur   

Renamed

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

Aigle Azur Transports Aeriens   

Active

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

Air Alpes   

Renamed

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

Air Alsace (Air Lorraine)   

Renamed

1962* - 1986*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Air Lib

Air Angouleme   

Inactive

1976* - 2012

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Anjou Transports   

Unsure

1978* - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Aquitaine   

Unsure

1991 - 1991*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Asie   

Renamed

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

Air Atlantique   

Inactive

1963* - 2004

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Berlin France   

Unsure

1989* - 1989*

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^ Genealogy :  

Air Bleu   

Renamed

1935 - 1940*

^ Comments : Air Bleu started daily mail operations in France on 10Jul1935

^ Genealogy : >Air France

Air Bretagne   

Inactive

1996* - 2001

^ Comments : Air Bretagne filed for bankruptcy and ceased operations in 2001. Operated five King Air 100s and 200s

^ Genealogy :  

Air Caen (Societe Aeronautique Air Caen)   

Unsure

1963* - 1967*

^ Comments : Air Caen (Societe Aeronautique Air Caen) operated taxi and charter services, undertakes aerial work and runs a flying school

^ Genealogy :  

Air Centre   

Unsure

1972* - 1972*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Champagne Ardennes   

Renamed

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

Air Charter   

Renamed

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

Air Charter (Asia)   

Inactive

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 :  

Air Charter International   

Renamed

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

Air Cidna   

Unsure

1928* - 1935*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air City Wings   

Not started

(2005)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Continent   

Unsure

1963 - 1972*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Air Esterel >Air Continent

Air Continents   

Not started

(1999)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Corse   

Inactive

1985* - 1990

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Corsica  updated

Active

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

Air Dauphine   

Unsure

1964 - 1971*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Dieppe   

Unsure

1972* - 1972*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Enterprise   

Unsure

1972* - 1972*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Entreprise International   

Unsure

1992* - 1995*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Esterel   

Inactive

1963* - 1963

^ Comments : Air Esterel was taken over by Air Continent in 1963

^ Genealogy : Air Esterel >Air Continent

Air Exel France   

Unsure

1990* - 2000*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air France  updated

Active

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

Air France Asie   

Renamed

1998* - 2004

^ Comments : Air France Asie was established in 1998 by Air France to allow access to Taiwan

^ Genealogy : Air France Asie >>Air France

Air France Asie Cargo   

Renamed

1998* - 2007

^ Comments : Air France Asie was established in 1998 by Air France to allow access to Taiwan

^ Genealogy : Air France Asie >>Air France

Air France Cargo   

Active

2001* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air France Europe  updated

Renamed

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

Air France Soleil   

Not started

(2007)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Fret Service (Compagnie Air Fret)   

Inactive

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 :  

Air Galaxy   

Unsure

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Horizons   

Inactive

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

Air Inter  updated

Renamed

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

Air Jet (AirJet)   

Inactive

1980* - 2003

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Kallyste International   

Inactive

1984 - 1984

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Languedoc   

Unsure

1975* - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Lib   

Inactive

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

Air Lib Express   

Inactive

2002* - 2003

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Liberte   

Renamed

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

Air Littoral   

Inactive

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

Air Littoral Express   

Inactive

1996* - 2002

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Littoral Riviera   

Inactive

1996 - 1998*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Lorient   

Inactive

1991 - 1991

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Mediterranee  updated

Inactive

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 :  

Air Midi Bigorre   

Inactive

1997* - 1998

^ Comments : Air Midi Bigorre was founded in 1997 & ceased operations in 1998. Operated a single B.737-200

^ Genealogy :  

Air Nice   

Not started

(2010)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Nolis   

Inactive

1948* - 1950

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Normandie (Normandie Aviation)   

Inactive

1991* - 2001

^ Comments : Air Normandie was formed in 1991 & operated scheduled domestic passenger services out of Rouen. Ceased operations in 2001

^ Genealogy :  

Air Ocean   

Unsure

1946* - 1946*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Open Sky  updated

Inactive

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 :  

Air Orient   

Renamed

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

Air Orly   

Renamed

**** - ****

^ 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

Air Ouest   

Inactive

1978* - 1978*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Outre-Mer   

Renamed

1953 - 1992

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Air Outre-Mer + Minerve =>AOM + Air Liberte =>Air Lib

Air Paris   

Renamed

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

Air Passaquay   

Unsure

1978* - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Perigord  updated

Unsure

1972* - 1972*

^ Comments : Air Perigord operated five times weekly between Bergerac and Paris.

^ Genealogy :  

Air Perigord   

Inactive

1985 - 1985

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Poitou-Charentes  updated

Inactive

Mid-1990s

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Provence   

Unsure

1978* - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Provence   

Renamed

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

Air Provence Charter   

Renamed

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)

Air Provence International   

Renamed

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

Air Pyrenee   

Unconfirmed

(****)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Rouergue   

Renamed

1974 - 1977

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Uni Air Rouergue >Air Rouergue >UAR

Air Service International   

Unconfirmed

(****)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Service Nantes   

Inactive

1989* - 2000*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Service Vosges   

Unsure

1976* - 2007*

^ Comments : Air Service Vosges was a Epinay based carrier that was founded in 1976

^ Genealogy :  

Air Toulouse (SNATI)   

Unsure

1978* - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Toulouse International (ATI)   

Renamed

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

Air Transport Pyrenees   

Inactive

1989* - 2000*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Air Transport Pyrenees

Air Turquoise (Air Tourquoise)   

Inactive

2005 - 2006

^ Comments : Air Turquoise was founded on 21Jun2005. Ceased operations on 19Jul2006 (Low cost airline that went into liquidation)

^ Genealogy :  

Air Union Lignes d’Orient   

Renamed

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

Air Vendee   

Renamed

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!

Air2   

Planned

2017 >

^ Comments : Air2 is a start-up planning to launch budget operations by the end of 2017

^ Genealogy :  

Airbus Inter Transport Aeromaritime   

Unsure

1990 - 2000*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Airbus Inter Transport

Airbus Transport International (ATI)   

Unsure

1996* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aire d'Evasions (Air Evasion)   

Inactive

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 :  

Airlec   

Renamed

1965* - 1992

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Air Vendee + Airlec =>Regional Airlines >Regional >Hop!

Airlec Air Espace   

Unsure

2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Airlinair   

Renamed

1999 - 2013

^ Comments : Airlinair was integrated with Brit Air & Regional to form Hop! on 31Mar2013

^ Genealogy : Airlinair + Brit Air + Regional =>Hop!

Airmust   

Not started

(1992)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Airnautic   

Inactive

1962* - 1962*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air-Union   

Renamed

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

AlsaceExel   

Inactive

2004 - 2005

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Alsair   

Inactive

1982* - 2007

^ Comments : Alsair was a Colmar based carrier founded in 1982

^ Genealogy :  

Alsavia   

Inactive

1989 - 1993

^ Comments : Alsavia was created on 22Feb1989

^ Genealogy :  

ALTA (Air Limousin Transport Aerien)   

Inactive

1979* - 1989*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Alter Baeri   

Unconfirmed

(****)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

AMIS (Air Mediterranee International System)   

Unconfirmed

(****)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

AOM   

Renamed

1992 - 2001

^ Comments : AOM and Air Liberte merge to create Air Lib on 21Sep2001

^ Genealogy : Air Outre-Mer + Minerve =>AOM + Air Liberte =>Air Lib

APG Airlines   

Active

2016 - date

^ Comments : APG Airlines operations have started out of Cannes Mandelieu (CEQ)

^ Genealogy :  

Aquitania Airlines   

Not started

(1998*)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aria   

Inactive

2004 - 2005

^ Comments : Aria was established in Mar2004 and started operations in Sep2004. Services were suspended on 25Jan2004

^ Genealogy :  

ASL Airlines France   

Active

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

Atlantique Air Assistance   

Renamed

1989* - 2015

^ Comments : Atlas Atlantique Airlines was created in 1989 as Atlantique Air Assistance

^ Genealogy : Atlantique Air Assistance >Atlas Atlantique Airlines

Atlas Atlantique Airlines   

Active

2015 - date

^ Comments : Atlas Atlantique Airlines was created in 1989 as Atlantique Air Assistance

^ Genealogy : Atlantique Air Assistance >Atlas Atlantique Airlines

AUsTer EXtreme-Orient (Autrex)   

Unsure

1950* - 1950*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Auxiair   

Unsure

1978* - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Avdef ( Aviation Défense Service)  added

Active

2015* - date

^ Comments : Avdef is a passenger charter carrier based at Nîmes Garons (FNI)

^ Genealogy :  

Avia Taxi France  updated

Renamed

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

Avions Bleus (Les Avions Bleus)   

Inactive

1949* - 1952

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Avions Taxis Pyreneens   

Renamed

1989* - 1989*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Air Transport Pyrenees

Axis Airways   

Renamed

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

Belair (Ile de France)   

Inactive

1995 - 2000

^ Comments : Paris Orly based charter carrier which operated contract and promotional flights. Ceased operating in early 2000

^ Genealogy :  

Blue Line   

Inactive

2002 - 2010

^ Comments : Blue Line ceased operations on 06Oct2010

^ Genealogy :  

Boost  added + updated

Planned

2017 >

^ Comments : Boost is a planned lo-cost carrier by Air France. Intends to use A350-900 aircraft. Intends to commence operations in 4Q2017

^ Genealogy :  

Bordeaux Aviation   

Active

1997* - date

^ Comments : Bordeaux Aviation was founded in 1997

^ Genealogy :  

Bretagne Air Services   

Unsure

1978* - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Brit Air (Brittany Air International)   

Renamed

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!

CAF (Compagnie Aerienne Francais)(Nimes-Nice)   

Inactive

1919* - 1937*

^ Comments : CAF (Compagnie Aerienne Francais)(Nimes-Nice) was created on 17Apr1919

^ Genealogy :  

Cantabrian Seaplane Company   

Unsure

1920 - 1921*

^ Comments : Cantabrian Seaplane Company inaugurated its air service between Bayonne and Bilbao in Jun1920

^ Genealogy :  

CAP Airlines (Continent Air Paris)   

Inactive

1995 - 2001

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

CAT (Cie Air Transport (Compagnie Air Transport))  updated

Unsure

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))

CAT (Compagnie Air Transport)   

Unsure

1950 - 1951*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Catair   

Inactive

1968* - 1978

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

CATI (Compagnie Aerienne de Transports Indochinois)  updated

Renamed

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

CCM Airlines  updated

Renamed

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

CFRNA (Compagnie Franco-Roumaine de Navigation Aérienne)  updated (x2)

Renamed

1920* - 1927

^ Comments : CFRNA was founded on 01Jan1920. CFRNA was renamed CIDNA, "The International Air Navigation Company" in 1927

^ Genealogy : CFRNA >CIDNA…>>TAROM

CGEA (Compagnie des Grands Express Aériens)  updated

Renamed

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

CGT (Compagnie Generale Transsaharienne)   

Renamed

1948* - 1950

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

CGTA (Compagnie Generale de Transport Aerien)   

Unsure

1950* - 1951*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Chaillotine Air Service   

Inactive

1998* - 2000*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Chalair   

Renamed

1986* - 1987*

^ Comments : Chalair Aviation was formed in 1986 as Chalair. Scheduled services out of Caen

^ Genealogy : Chalair >Chalair Aviation

Chalair Aviation   

Active

1997* - date

^ Comments : Chalair Aviation was formed in 1986 as Chalair. Scheduled services out of Caen

^ Genealogy : Chalair >Chalair Aviation

Champagne Airlines   

Inactive

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 :  

CIDNA (Compagnie International de Navigation Aerienne)   

Renamed

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

Cie Générale Aéropostale   

Inactive

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

CIP Transports   

Unconfirmed

(****)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Citybird France   

Inactive

2001* - 2001*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

CMA (Compagnie des messageries aériennes)  updated

Renamed

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

Compagnie Aerienne du Languedoc   

Renamed

1976^ - 1987*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Air Limousin Transport Aerien

Compagnie Aerienne du Languedoc   

Renamed

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

Compagnie Aeronautique Europeenne (CAE)   

Unsure

1991 - 2002*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Compagnie Corse Mediterranee  updated

Renamed

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

Compagnie Francaise de Transports Aeriens   

Unconfirmed

(****)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Compagnie Generale Aeropostale   

Inactive

1933 - 1946

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Air Orient + Air Union + Compagnie Générale Aéropostale + CIDNA + SGTA =>SGELA >Air France

Compagnie Generale Transsaharienne   

Unsure

1934* - 1934*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Compagnie Nationale Air France   

Renamed

1948 - 1994

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Air France

Continentale Air Service   

Unsure

1978* - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Corsair  updated

Renamed

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

Corsair International  updated

Active

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

Corsairfly  updated

Renamed

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

Corse Air International  updated

Renamed

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

Crossair Europe   

Inactive

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 :  

CTAC (Compagnie de Transport Aerien et de Commerce)   

Inactive

1953 - 1957

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Cyran R   

Not started

(2014)

^ Comments : Cyran R was owned by Gerard Depardieu but never started operations

^ Genealogy :  

Dakota Air   

Unsure

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Dexxair   

Inactive

1999* - 1999*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Diwan Airservice   

Unsure

1999* - 2003*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Drakk'air   

Unsure

1991 - 1991*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Dreamjet   

Renamed

(2014)

^ Comments : La Compagnie was originally known as Dreamjet and renamed before starting. Launched services on 17Jul2014

^ Genealogy : Dreamjet >La Compagnie

Dynami Aviation   

Unsure

2004* - 2009*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

EAC (Europe Air Charter)   

Unsure

2001* - 2001*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Eagle Aviation   

Inactive

2002 - 2009

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Eagle Aviation Europe   

Renamed

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

Eagle Aviation France   

Renamed

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

EAS (Europe Air Service)   

Inactive

1994* - 1995

^ Comments : EAS was formed in 1965 as Europe Aero Services

^ Genealogy : Europe Aero Services >EAS

EBA France   

Inactive

1993^ - 1996

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

ECA (Europe Continental Airways)   

Unsure

1998 - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

EFIS Cargo   

Inactive

1995^ - 1997

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Elysair   

Renamed

2006 - 2006

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Elysair >L'Avion >>Open Skies

Enhance Aero   

Active

2011* - date

^ Comments : EnhanceAero is an private charter operator with Embraer ERJ145s

^ Genealogy :  

Escadrille Mercure (Taxis Aeriens Mercure)   

Unsure

1946 - 1970*

^ Comments : Escadrille Mercure operated taxi and charter services from le Bourget, Nice and Algiers

^ Genealogy :  

Etablissement Roger Colin   

Renamed

1948* - 1950

^ Comments : Etablissement Roger Colin was formed in 1948

^ Genealogy : Etablissement Roger Colin >CATI >Air Outre-Mer + Minerve =>AOM + Air Liberte =>Air Lib

Euralair Horizons   

Renamed

1964 - 2003

^ Comments : Air Horizons was fromed as Euralair Horizons in 1962

^ Genealogy : Euralair Horizons >Air Horizons

Euralair International   

Renamed

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

Euralair-Occitania   

Inactive

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

EuroBerlin France   

Inactive

1988 - 1994

^ Comments : Air France and Lufthansa established Euroberlin on 09Sep1998 & commenced operations on 07Nov1988. Dissolved on 29Oct1994

^ Genealogy :  

Eurociel   

Not started

(2008)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Eurofly   

Not started

(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

Eurojet Airlines   

Inactive

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 :  

Europ'Air   

Not started

(2003)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Europe Aero Services   

Renamed

1966 - 1994*

^ Comments : EAS was formed in 1965 as Europe Aero Services

^ Genealogy : Europe Aero Services >EAS

Europe Airpost   

Renamed

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

Executive Transports   

Unsure

1978* - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Express Team   

Unsure

2001* - 2004*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Extand Air   

Inactive

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Fairlines   

Inactive

1998 - 1999

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Finist' Air   

Active

1981* - date

^ Comments : Finist' Air, a Brest-Guipvas based carrier, was founded in 1981

^ Genealogy :  

Flandre Air   

Renamed

1977 - 2001

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Flandre Air >>Proteus Air System >Regional Airlines >Regional >Hop!

Flowair Aviation   

Unsure

2007* - 2007*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Fly Eurofly   

Not started

(2004)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Fly Kiss  updated (x2)

Inactive

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 :  

Flyeco   

Not started

(2004*)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Flying Legend Organisation   

Inactive

1993^ - 2006

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

FlyWest   

Inactive

2004 - 2005

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

France Dakota   

Unconfirmed

(****)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

France DC3 SA   

Renamed

1991* - 1998

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : France DC3 SA >Publi-Air

Franco-Bilbaïne de Transports Aéronautiques   

Inactive

1920 - 1921

^ Comments : Franco-Bilbaïne de Transports Aéronautiques provided an air service between Bayonne and Bilbao

^ Genealogy :  

Franco-Roumaine de Navigation Aerienne  updated

Renamed

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

French Blue   

Active

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 :  

Fretair   

Unsure

1969* - 1970*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Gecat Frêt (Groupages Algerie Express Transports)   

Inactive

1948 - 1950

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Heli Champagne Arden  added

Unsure

1993* - 2005*

^ Comments : Heli Champagne Arden was helicopter arm of Champagne Airlines that was created in 1993

^ Genealogy :  

Heli Securité Helicopter Airline  added

Active

1992* - date

^ Comments : Heli Securité Helicopter Airline was founded in 1992 by Dominique Romet

^ Genealogy :  

Heli-Courlis   

Unsure

1999* - 1999*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Heliglobe Finet France Cargo (Finet France)   

Inactive

1996* - 1997*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Hexagon   

Not started

(2002)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Hex'Air   

Renamed

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

Hop!   

Active

2013 - date

^ Comments : Hop! was formed on 31Mar2013 by the merger of Airlinair, Brit Air & Regional Air

^ Genealogy : Airlinair + Brit Air + Regional Air =>Hop!

IAC (Industrie Air Charter)   

Unconfirmed

(****)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Igavion   

Active

2013 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Inter Cargo Service   

Unsure

1988* - 1989*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Intercargo Service   

Renamed

1987* - 1989

^ Comments : Intercargo Service was founded in 1987

^ Genealogy : Intercargo Service >InterCiel Services >L'Aeropostale >Europe Airpost

InterCiel Services   

Renamed

1989 - 1991

^ Comments : InterCiel Services was founded in 1987 as Intercargo Service

^ Genealogy : Intercargo Service >InterCiel Services >L'Aeropostale >Europe Airpost

Jet Alsace   

Renamed

1988^ - 1993

^ Comments : Trans Alsace was formed as Jet Alsace in 1988. Ceased operations on 03Jul1994

^ Genealogy : Jet Alsace >Trans Alsace

Jet Europe   

Unsure

1990* - 1990*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Jet Fret   

Inactive

1987 - 1989*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : SFAir >Jet Fret

Jet Services   

Renamed

1973^ - 1998

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >TNT

Jetway   

Not started

(2005)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Jupitair   

Not started

(2003)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Kel Air (Kel-Air)   

Inactive

1988 - 1990

^ Comments : Kel Air began operations on 22Dec1988

^ Genealogy :  

Kymair  added

Inactive

1986* - 2000

^ Comments : Kymair operated ATR aircraft throuhout the 1990s

^ Genealogy :  

Kyrnair   

Inactive

1986 - 2000*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

La Compagnie   

Active

2014 - date

^ Comments : La Compagnie was originally known as Dreamjet and renamed before starting. Launched services on 17Jul2014

^ Genealogy : Dreamjet >La Compagnie

L'Aeropostale (Aeropostale)   

Renamed

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

L-Air   

Inactive

2002 - 2002

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : L-Air

LAM   

Inactive

1941* - 1945

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Lance Aviation   

Unsure

1983* - 1983*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

LAT   

Renamed

Pre 1932

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : LAT >Compagnie Generale Aeropostale + Air Orient + Air Union + CIDNA + SGTA =>Air France

L'Avion   

Renamed

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

LC Aviation   

Inactive

1989* - 1989*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Leadair UniJet   

Unsure

1995* - 1995*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Lignes Aeriennes Farman (Farman Airlines)  updated

Renamed

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

Lignes Aériennes Intérieures   

Renamed

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

Lignes Aeriennes Interiors  added

Renamed

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

Lignes Aérienns Latécoère ( Société des lignes Latécoère)   

Renamed

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

Littoral Airlines   

Not started

(2004)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

LoirExel   

Not started

(2005*)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Lucas Aigle Azur   

Renamed

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

Lucas Air Transport   

Unsure

1969 - 1992*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Lucas Aviation   

Renamed

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

Luxaviation France  added

Active

2016 - date

^ Comments : Luxaviation France is a Le Bourget based charter operator that was rebranded from Unijet (1967-2016)

^ Genealogy : Unijet >Luxaviation France

Messageries Transaeriennes   

Renamed

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

Mid Airways (Mid Air)   

Renamed

1994 - 2001*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Unknown

Midex Airline   

Unsure

2007* - 2007*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Minerve   

Renamed

1975 - 1992

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Air Outre-Mer + Minerve =>AOM + Air Liberte =>Air Lib

Miriadair   

Unsure

1990* - 1990*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Nantes Aviation   

Unsure

1975* - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

National Air Service   

Unsure

2005* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

National Private Air Transport   

Unconfirmed

(****)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Neu Extair   

Unsure

1978* - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

New Axis Airways (Axis French Airlines)   

Inactive

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

Noor Airways   

Inactive

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

Normandie Air Services   

Unsure

1981* - 1981*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Occitan Air   

Unsure

1981* - 1981*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Occitania Jet Fleet   

Renamed

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

Ocean Airways   

Not started

(2005*)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Octavia Airlines   

Inactive

2001* - 2005

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Oxygene Airways   

Inactive

2010 - 2010

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Oya Vendee Helicopteres   

Active

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 :  

Oyonnair   

Active

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 :  

Pan Europe Air   

Inactive

1990 - 1991

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Pan Europeenne Air Service   

Active

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 :  

Phenix Aviation   

Unsure

1998* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Point Air (Le Point Air Mulhouse)   

Inactive

1981* - 1987

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Pontair   

Inactive

1982* - 1985*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Potez Aero-Service   

Unsure

1936* - 1936*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Premium Airways   

Not started

(2008)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Prest'Affair Voyages   

Unsure

2003* - 2004*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Proteus Air System   

Renamed

1986* - 1996

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Proteus Air System > Proteus >Regional Airlines >Regional >Hop!

Proteus Airlines   

Renamed

1996 - 2001

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Proteus Air System > Proteus >Regional Airlines >Regional >Hop!

Publi-Air   

Inactive

1999 - 2001

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : France DC3 SA >Publi-Air

Pyrenair   

Unsure

1973* - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Rapid Air*   

Unsure

1989* - 1990*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Regional   

Renamed

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]

^ Genealogy : Airlinair + Brit Air + Regional =>Hop!

Regional Airlines   

Renamed

1992 - 2001

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Air Vendee + Airlec =>Regional Airlines >Regional >Hop!

Regionxpress   

Not started

(2010)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Regourd Aviation   

Renamed

1999* - 1999*

^ 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 : Regourd Aviation >Occitania + Euralair International =>Euralair-Occitania

RLAF (Réseau des Lignes Aériennes Françaises)   

Inactive

1945 - 1946

^ Comments : During the was, a network of Lignes Aériennes Militaires ( LAM) was set up in Damascus. Run by Lionel de Marmier, under the authority of the General de Gaulle, its purpose was to link up the territories of Free France. It was replaced in early 1945 by the Réseau des Lignes Aériennes Françaises ( RLAF). On 26Jun1945, the French civil aviation industry was nationalized and the former private company Air France became state-owned. A decision on 29Dec1945 terminated the activities of the RLAF and turned the entire French airline network over to the Société Nationale Air France.

^ Genealogy :  

R-Lines   

Inactive

2002* - 2002

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Rousseau Aviation   

Renamed

1963* - 1976

^ Comments : Rousseau Aviation was founded in 1963

^ Genealogy : Touraine Air Transport >Transport Aerien Transregional >TAT European Airlines >>Air Liberte >Air Lib

SAGETA   

Unsure

1953* - 1957*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SANA ( Societe Anonyme de Navigation Aeriennes)   

Unsure

1948* - 1949*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SAR Avions-Taxi (Services Aéronatiques Roannais)   

Unsure

1991* - 1991*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SATI   

Inactive

1948* - 1949

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SCAL (Societe Commerciale Aerienne du Littoral)   

Renamed

1946* - 1949*

^ 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))

SCAL (Societe Commerciale du Littoral)   

Unsure

1959* - 1960*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SCELA   

Inactive

1933* - 1933

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SCLA   

Inactive

1940* - 1945

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SEMAF (Ste d'Exploitation du Materiel Aerien Francaise)   

Inactive

1949* - 1950

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SERVICE   

Renamed

1963* - 1963*

^ Comments : Euralair was formed by Alexandre Couvelair in 1963 as SERVICE

^ Genealogy : SERVICE >Euralair

SFAir (Secmafer Aviation)   

Renamed

1976* - 1987

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : SFAir >Jet Fret

SGELA (Société General pour l'Exploitation des Lignes Aériennes)   

Renamed

1933 - 1933

^ Comments : On 31May1933, CIDNA, Air Orient, Air Union, and SGTA formed an air service named SGELA (Société General pour l'Exploitation des Lignes Aériennes

^ Genealogy : CIDNA + Air Orient + Air Union + SGTA =>SGELA >Air France

SGTA (Société Générale des Transports Aériens)  updated

Renamed

1919 - 1933

^ 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 >SGTA + Air Orient + Air Union + Compagnie Générale Aéropostale + CIDNA =>SGELA >Air France

Sinair   

Renamed

2000 - 2001

^ 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

Skyjet France   

Not started

(2000)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Sky-Service   

Unsure

2001* - 2001*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SNE Air Provence International   

Unsure

1990* - 1990*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Societe Aerienne Francaise d'Affretement (SAFA)   

Renamed

1966 - 1969

^ 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 CHARTER was formed as SOCIETIE AERINNE FRANCAISE d'AFFRETEMENT in 1966. Charter airline that was renamed to AIR CHARTER INTERNATIONAL and then to the present name]. [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 : Societe Aerienne Francaise d'Affretement (SAFA) >Air Charter International >Air Charter >>Air France

Societe Nationale Air France   

Renamed

1946 - 1948

^ Comments : Société Nationale Air France was set up on 01Jan1946

^ Genealogy : >Air France

Southwings   

Not started

(2005)

^ Comments : Eurofly intended to start operations in 2004 with an F.100. And then as Southwings in 2005 out of Marseilles

^ Genealogy : Eurofly >Southwings

STAAP (Ste de Transports Aeriens Alpes Provence)   

Inactive

1949* - 1952

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

STAF   

Unsure

1990s

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

STAIR (Societe de Transports Aeriens Internationaux et Regionaux)   

Unsure

1991* - 1991*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Star Airlines (Societe de Transports Aerien Regional)   

Renamed

1997 - 2006

^ Comments : XL Airways France was founded by Cédric Pastour in Aug1995 as Société de Transport Aérien Régional and was trading under Star Europe. It started operations on 22Dec1995. In Oct1997 it changed its trading name to Star Airlines. On 23Nov2006 the airline changed its name to XL Airways France. On 12Sep2008, parent XL Leisure was about to declare bankruptcy. The airline was then bought by Straumur Investment Bank

^ Genealogy : Star Europe >Star Airlines >XL Airways (France)

Star Europe   

Renamed

1995 - 1997

^ Comments : XL Airways France was founded by Cédric Pastour in Aug1995 as Société de Transport Aérien Régional and was trading under Star Europe. It started operations on 22Dec1995. In Oct1997 it changed its trading name to Star Airlines. On 23Nov2006 the airline changed its name to XL Airways France. On 12Sep2008, parent XL Leisure was about to declare bankruptcy. The airline was then bought by Straumur Investment Bank

^ Genealogy : Star Europe >Star Airlines >XL Airways (France)

STASO (Société des Transports Aéronautiques du Sud-Ouest)   

Inactive

1919 - 1920

^ Comments : STASO was the third airline company to be founded in France (after the Lignes Aérienne Farman and the CMA). It was formed in Bayonne on 19Jul1919

^ Genealogy :  

Ste Uni-Air   

Unsure

1973* - 1978*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Stellair Transports Aeriens   

Inactive

1989* - 1990

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Strategic Airlines (France)  added

Inactive

2009* - 2010

^ Comments : Strategic Airlines (France) was founded in 2009 & ceased in Sep2010

^ Genealogy :  

Sud Airlines   

Inactive

2003 - 2008

^ Comments : Sud Airlines provided worldwide charter flights based in Marseille. Ceased operations in Jul2008

^ Genealogy :  

Sun Jet   

Not started

(1995*)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SVT Air Touring (Society de Valorisation du Tourisme)   

Inactive

1972* - 1973*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

TAI (Transportes Aeriens Intercontinentaux)   

Renamed

1946* - 1963

^ Comments : TAI was created on 01Jun1946 & was merged with Union Aéromaritime de Transport on 01Oct1963 to form UTA

^ Genealogy : TAI + UAT =>UTA >>Air France

TAR (Transports Aeriens Reunis)   

Inactive

1971 - 1975*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

TAT European Airlines   

Renamed

1993* - 1997

^ Comments : TAT European Airlines was formed & started operations by Michel Marchais in 1968 as an air taxi company named Touraine Air Transport. British Airways merged TAT into Air Liberté on 26Oct199

^ Genealogy : Touraine Air Transport >Transport Aerien Transregional >TAT European Airlines >>Air Liberte >Air Lib

TAT Express   

Not started

(1998*)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Taxi Air Fret   

Unsure

2003* - 2009*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Taxi Avia France (TAF)   

Renamed

1973 - 1975*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : TAF >Avia Taxi France >>TAT European Airlines >>Air Liberte >Air Lib

TEA (Trans Europe Air)   

Unsure

1981* - 1981*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

TEA Europe   

Inactive

1993* - 1995*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

TEA France   

Inactive

1988* - 1991

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Touraine Air Transport   

Renamed

1968 - 1993*

^ Comments : TAT European Airlines was formed & started operations by Michel Marchais in 1968 as an air taxi company named Touraine Air Transport. British Airways merged TAT into Air Liberté on 26Oct199

^ Genealogy : Touraine Air Transport >Transport Aerien Transregional >TAT European Airlines >>Air Liberte >Air Lib

Trans Alsace   

Inactive

1993 - 1994

^ Comments : Trans Alsace was formed as Jet Alsace in 1988. Ceased operations on 03Jul1994 (Basle-Mulhouse based carrier)

^ Genealogy : Jet Alsace >Trans Alsace

Trans Azur Aviation   

Unsure

1982* - 1982*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Trans International Air Cargo   

Not started

(1982)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Transavia France   

Active

2007 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Transcontinentale   

Unconfirmed

(****)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Transport Aerien Transregional   

Renamed

1989* - 1990*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Touraine Air Transport >Transport Aerien Transregional >TAT European Airlines >>Air Liberte >Air Lib

Transport Air Centre   

Unsure

1989* - 1991*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Trans-Union   

Inactive

1966* - 1968*

^ Comments : Trans-Union SA was formed in 1966 as a reconstruction of Air Esterel

^ Genealogy :  

Twin Jet   

Active

2001 - date

^ Comments : Twin Jet was established as a business air charter company. Offered commercial air charter services from 15Oct2001 & launched scheduled services in May2002. Had Hex'Air merge in in Jan2017

^ Genealogy : Hex'Air >>Twin Jet

UAR (Union Aeronautique Regionale)   

Inactive

1977 - 1979

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Uni Air Rouergue >Air Rouergue >UAR

UAT (Union Aeromaritime de Transports)   

Renamed

1949 - 1963

^ Comments : TAI was created on 01Jun1946 & was merged with Union Aéromaritime de Transport on 01Oct1963 to form UTA

^ Genealogy : TAI + UAT =>UTA >>Air France

Uni Air International (Uni-Air)   

Inactive

1969 - 1993

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Uni Air Rouergue   

Renamed

1970* - 1974

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Uni Air Rouergue >Air Rouergue >UAR

Unijet  updated

Renamed

1967* - 2016

^ Comments : Luxaviation France is a Le Bourget based charter operator that was rebranded from Unijet (1967-2016)

^ Genealogy : Unijet >Luxaviation France

UTA (Union de Transportes Aeriens)   

Renamed

1963 - 1990

^ Comments : TAI was created on 01Jun1946 & was merged with Union Aéromaritime de Transport on 01Oct1963 to form UTA. Merged into Air France on 12Dec1990 & ceased to exist on 18Dec1992 [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 : TAI + UAT =>UTA >>Air France

Vargas Aviation   

Unsure

1971* - 1975*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Virgin Express   

Inactive

1998 - 2001

^ 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)

West Air France   

Inactive

2002 - 2004

^ 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

Westair   

Renamed

2001* - 2002

^ Comments : Aeris was founded as Air Toulouse International (ATI) in 1990. Acquired Westair in 2002. Ceased operating in late 2003

^ Genealogy : Westair >>Aeris

Wijet   

Active

2009 - date

^ Comments : Bizjet operator Wijet (Paris Le Bourget) will merge with its British counterpart Blink (Blackbushe) to form the world’s largest air-taxi service provider

^ Genealogy :  

XL Airways France   

Active

2006 - date

^ Comments : XL Airways France was founded by Cédric Pastour in Aug1995 as Société de Transport Aérien Régional and was trading under Star Europe. It started operations on 22Dec1995. In Oct1997 it changed its trading name to Star Airlines. On 23Nov2006 the airline changed its name to XL Airways France. On 12Sep2008, parent XL Leisure was about to declare bankruptcy. The airline was then bought by Straumur Investment Bank

^ Genealogy : Star Europe >Star Airlines >XL Airways (France)

Xo Airways   

Not started

(2010)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Zenith Airways   

Not started

(2009)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

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