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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.
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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

Operating Dates
[Inactive]  ACE Transvalair (Air Charter Express & Air Executive)   

1984 - 1994

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[Inactive]  Aelis Air Service  added in 2017

2008* - 2008*

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

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[Inactive]  Aeris Charter Airline   

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

[Inactive]  Aeris Express   

2003 - 2003

^ Comments : Aeris Express was formed by Aeris Charter Airlines as a low-cost carrier in 2003

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[Status?]  Aero Berlin   

**** - ****

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[Status?]  Aero Cargo   

1947* - 1948*

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[Inactive]  Aero France International   

1989* - 1991

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[Status?]  Aero Services Executive   

2000* - 2004*

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[Status?]  Aerocondor   

2005 - 2006*

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[Inactive]  Aerolinair   

2002* - 2004

^ Comments : Aerolinair was formed in 2002

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[Inactive]  AeroLyon (Aero Lyon)   

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

[Renamed]  Aeromaritime (Compagnie Aeromaritime d'Affretement)   

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

[Status?]  Aerope 3S Aviation   

2001* - 2001*

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[Renamed]  Aeropostale   

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

[Status?]  Aerotechnique International   

**** - ****

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[Status?]  Aerotour (Aero Tour)   

1976 - 1979*

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[Renamed]  Aigle Azur   

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

[Active]  Aigle Azur Transports Aeriens   

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

[Renamed]  Air Alpes   

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

[Renamed]  Air Alsace (Air Lorraine)   

1962* - 1986*

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^ Genealogy : >Air Lib

[Inactive]  Air Angouleme   

1976* - 2012

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[Status?]  Air Anjou Transports   

1978* - 1979*

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[Status?]  Air Aquitaine   

1991 - 1991*

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[Renamed]  Air Asie   

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

[Inactive]  Air Atlantique   

1963* - 2004

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[Status?]  Air Berlin France   

1989* - 1989*

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[Renamed]  Air Bleu   

1935 - 1940*

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

^ Genealogy : >Air France

[Inactive]  Air Bretagne   

1996* - 2001

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

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[Status?]  Air Caen (Societe Aeronautique Air Caen)   

1963* - 1967*

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

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[Status?]  Air Centre   

1972* - 1972*

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[Renamed]  Air Champagne Ardennes   

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

[Renamed]  Air Charter   

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

[Inactive]  Air Charter (Asia)   

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

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[Renamed]  Air Charter International   

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

[Status?]  Air Cidna   

1928* - 1935*

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[Began?]  Air City Wings   

(2005)

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[Status?]  Air Continent   

1963 - 1972*

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^ Genealogy : Air Esterel >Air Continent

[Began?]  Air Continents   

(1999)

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[Inactive]  Air Corse   

1985* - 1990

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[Active]  Air Corsica  updated in 2017

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

[Status?]  Air Dauphine   

1964 - 1971*

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[Status?]  Air Dieppe   

1972* - 1972*

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[Status?]  Air Enterprise   

1972* - 1972*

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[Status?]  Air Entreprise International   

1992* - 1995*

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[Inactive]  Air Esterel   

1963* - 1963

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

^ Genealogy : Air Esterel >Air Continent

[Status?]  Air Exel France   

1990* - 2000*

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[Active]  Air France  updated in 2017

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

[Renamed]  Air France Asie   

1998* - 2004

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

^ Genealogy : Air France Asie >>Air France

[Renamed]  Air France Asie Cargo   

1998* - 2007

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

^ Genealogy : Air France Asie >>Air France

[Active]  Air France Cargo   

2001* - date

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[Renamed]  Air France Europe  updated in 2017

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

[Began?]  Air France Soleil   

(2007)

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[Inactive]  Air Fret Service (Compagnie Air Fret)   

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

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[Status?]  Air Galaxy   

**** - ****

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[Inactive]  Air Horizons   

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

[Renamed]  Air Inter  updated in 2017

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

[Inactive]  Air Jet (AirJet)   

1980* - 2003

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[Inactive]  Air Kallyste International   

1984 - 1984

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[Status?]  Air Languedoc   

1975* - 1979*

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[Inactive]  Air Lib   

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

[Inactive]  Air Lib Express   

2002* - 2003

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[Renamed]  Air Liberte   

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

[Inactive]  Air Littoral   

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

[Inactive]  Air Littoral Express   

1996* - 2002

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[Inactive]  Air Littoral Riviera   

1996 - 1998*

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[Inactive]  Air Lorient   

1991 - 1991

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[Inactive]  Air Mediterranee  updated in 2017

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

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[Inactive]  Air Midi Bigorre   

1997* - 1998

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

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[Began?]  Air Nice   

(2010)

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[Inactive]  Air Nolis   

1948* - 1950

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[Inactive]  Air Normandie (Normandie Aviation)   

1991* - 2001

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

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[Status?]  Air Ocean   

1946* - 1946*

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[Inactive]  Air Open Sky  updated in 2017

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

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[Renamed]  Air Orient   

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

[Renamed]  Air Orly   

**** - ****

^ 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

[Inactive]  Air Ouest   

1978* - 1978*

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[Renamed]  Air Outre-Mer   

1953 - 1992

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

[Renamed]  Air Paris   

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

[Status?]  Air Passaquay   

1978* - 1979*

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[Status?]  Air Perigord  updated in 2017

1972* - 1972*

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

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[Inactive]  Air Perigord   

1985 - 1985

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[Status?]  Air Poitou-Charentes   

**** - ****

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[Status?]  Air Provence   

1978* - 1979*

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[Renamed]  Air Provence   

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

[Renamed]  Air Provence Charter   

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)

[Renamed]  Air Provence International   

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

[Unconfirmed]  Air Pyrenee   

(****)

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[Renamed]  Air Rouergue   

1974 - 1977

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^ Genealogy : Uni Air Rouergue >Air Rouergue >UAR

[Unconfirmed]  Air Service International   

(****)

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[Inactive]  Air Service Nantes   

1989* - 2000*

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[Status?]  Air Service Vosges   

1976* - 2007*

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

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[Status?]  Air Toulouse (SNATI)   

1978* - 1979*

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[Renamed]  Air Toulouse International (ATI)   

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

[Inactive]  Air Transport Pyrenees   

1989* - 2000*

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^ Genealogy : Air Transport Pyrenees

[Inactive]  Air Turquoise (Air Tourquoise)   

2005 - 2006

^ Comments : Air Turquoise was founded on 21Jun2005. Ceased operations on 19Jul2006

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[Renamed]  Air Union Lignes d’Orient   

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

[Renamed]  Air Vendee   

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!

[Planned]  Air2   

2017 >

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

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[Status?]  Airbus Inter Transport Aeromaritime   

1990 - 2000*

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^ Genealogy : Airbus Inter Transport

[Status?]  Airbus Transport International (ATI)   

1996* - 2006*

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[Inactive]  Aire d'Evasions (Air Evasion)   

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

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[Renamed]  Airlec   

1965* - 1992

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

[Status?]  Airlec Air Espace   

2004* - 2006*

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[Renamed]  Airlinair   

1999 - 2013

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

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

[Began?]  Airmust   

(1992)

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[Inactive]  Airnautic   

1962* - 1962*

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[Renamed]  Air-Union   

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

[Inactive]  AlsaceExel   

2004 - 2005

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[Inactive]  Alsair   

1982* - 2007

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

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[Inactive]  Alsavia   

1989 - 1993

^ Comments : Alsavia was created on 22Feb1989

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[Inactive]  ALTA (Air Limousin Transport Aerien)   

1979* - 1989*

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[Unconfirmed]  Alter Baeri   

(****)

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[Unconfirmed]  AMIS (Air Mediterranee International System)   

(****)

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[Renamed]  AOM   

1992 - 2001

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

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

[Active]  APG Airlines   

2016 - date

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

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[Began?]  Aquitania Airlines   

(1998*)

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[Inactive]  Aria   

2004 - 2005

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

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[Active]  ASL Airlines France   

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

[Renamed]  Atlantique Air Assistance   

1989* - 2015

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

^ Genealogy : Atlantique Air Assistance >Atlas Atlantique Airlines

[Active]  Atlas Atlantique Airlines   

2015 - date

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

^ Genealogy : Atlantique Air Assistance >Atlas Atlantique Airlines

[Status?]  AUsTer EXtreme-Orient (Autrex)   

1950* - 1950*

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[Status?]  Auxiair   

1978* - 1979*

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[Active]  Avdef ( Aviation Défense Service)  added in 2017

2015* - date

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

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[Renamed]  Avia Taxi France  updated in 2017

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

[Inactive]  Avions Bleus (Les Avions Bleus)   

1949* - 1952

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[Renamed]  Avions Taxis Pyreneens   

1989* - 1989*

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^ Genealogy : >Air Transport Pyrenees

[Renamed]  Axis Airways   

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

[Inactive]  Belair (Ile de France)   

1995 - 2000

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

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[Inactive]  Blue Line   

2002 - 2010

^ Comments : Blue Line ceased operations on 06Oct2010

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[Planned]  Boost  added + updated in 2017

2017 >

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

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[Active]  Bordeaux Aviation   

1997* - date

^ Comments : Bordeaux Aviation was founded in 1997

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[Status?]  Bretagne Air Services   

1978* - 1979*

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[Renamed]  Brit Air (Brittany Air International)   

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!

[Inactive]  CAF (Compagnie Aerienne Francais)(Nimes-Nice)   

1919* - 1937*

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

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Cantabrian Seaplane Company   

1920 - 1921*

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

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  CAP Airlines (Continent Air Paris)   

1995 - 2001

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  CAT (Cie Air Transport (Compagnie Air Transport))  updated in 2017

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))

[Status?]  CAT (Compagnie Air Transport)   

1950 - 1951*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Catair   

1968* - 1978

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  CATI (Compagnie Aerienne de Transports Indochinois)  updated in 2017

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

[Renamed]  CCM Airlines  updated in 2017

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

[Renamed]  CGEA (Compagnie des Grands Express Aériens)   

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

^ Genealogy : GCEA + Compagnie des messageries aériennes =>Air Orient + Air Union + Compagnie Générale Aéropostale + CIDNA + SGTA =>Air France

[Renamed]  CGT (Compagnie Generale Transsaharienne)   

1948* - 1950

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  CGTA (Compagnie Generale de Transport Aerien)   

1950* - 1951*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Chaillotine Air Service   

1998* - 2000*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Chalair   

1986* - 1987*

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

^ Genealogy : Chalair >Chalair Aviation

[Active]  Chalair Aviation   

1997* - date

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

^ Genealogy : Chalair >Chalair Aviation

[Inactive]  Champagne Airlines   

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 :  

[Renamed]  CIDNA (Compagnie International de Navigation Aerienne)   

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

[Inactive]  Cie Générale Aéropostale   

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

[Unconfirmed]  CIP Transports   

(****)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Citybird France   

2001* - 2001*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  CMA (Compagnie des messageries aériennes)  updated in 2017

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

[Renamed]  Compagnie Aerienne du Languedoc   

1976^ - 1987*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Air Limousin Transport Aerien

[Renamed]  Compagnie Aerienne du Languedoc   

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

[Status?]  Compagnie Aeronautique Europeenne (CAE)   

1991 - 2002*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Compagnie Corse Mediterranee  updated in 2017

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

[Unconfirmed]  Compagnie Francaise de Transports Aeriens   

(****)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Compagnie Generale Aeropostale   

1933 - 1946

^ Comments :  

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

[Status?]  Compagnie Generale Transsaharienne   

1934* - 1934*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Compagnie Nationale Air France   

1948 - 1994

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Air France

[Status?]  Continentale Air Service   

1978* - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Corsair   

1990 - 2005

^ Comments : Corsair was founded as Corse Air International on 17May1981

^ Genealogy : Corse Air International >Corsair >Corsairfly >Corsair International

[Active]  Corsair International   

2012 - date

^ Comments : Corsair was founded as Corse Air International on 17May1981

^ Genealogy : Corse Air International >Corsair >Corsairfly >Corsair International

[Renamed]  Corsairfly   

2005 - 2012

^ Comments : Corsair was founded as Corse Air International on 17May1981

^ Genealogy : Corse Air International >Corsair >Corsairfly >Corsair International

[Renamed]  Corse Air International   

1981 - 1990

^ Comments : Corse Air International was formed on 17May1981 by the Rossi family & operations began on 01Jul1981. Taken over again by TUI and renamed to Corsair International

^ Genealogy : Corse Air International >Corsair >Corsairfly >Corsair International

[Inactive]  Crossair Europe   

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 :  

[Inactive]  CTAC (Compagnie de Transport Aerien et de Commerce)   

1953 - 1957

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Began?]  Cyran R   

(2014)

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

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Dakota Air   

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Dexxair   

1999* - 1999*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Diwan Airservice   

1999* - 2003*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Drakk'air   

1991 - 1991*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Dreamjet   

(2014)

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

^ Genealogy : Dreamjet >La Compagnie

[Status?]  Dynami Aviation   

2004* - 2009*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  EAC (Europe Air Charter)   

2001* - 2001*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Eagle Aviation   

2002 - 2009

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Eagle Aviation Europe   

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

[Renamed]  Eagle Aviation France   

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

[Inactive]  EAS (Europe Air Service)   

1994* - 1995

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

^ Genealogy : Europe Aero Services >EAS

[Inactive]  EBA France   

1993^ - 1996

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  ECA (Europe Continental Airways)   

1998 - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  EFIS Cargo   

1995^ - 1997

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Elysair   

2006 - 2006

^ Comments :  

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

[Active]  Enhance Aero   

2011* - date

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

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Escadrille Mercure (Taxis Aeriens Mercure)   

1946 - 1970*

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

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Etablissement Roger Colin   

1948* - 1950

^ Comments : Etablissement Roger Colin was formed in 1948

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

[Renamed]  Euralair Horizons   

1964 - 2003

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

^ Genealogy : Euralair Horizons >Air Horizons

[Renamed]  Euralair International   

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

[Inactive]  Euralair-Occitania   

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

[Inactive]  EuroBerlin France   

1988 - 1994

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

^ Genealogy :  

[Began?]  Eurociel   

(2008)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Began?]  Eurofly   

(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

[Inactive]  Eurojet Airlines   

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 :  

[Began?]  Europ'Air   

(2003)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Europe Aero Services   

1966 - 1994*

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

^ Genealogy : Europe Aero Services >EAS

[Renamed]  Europe Airpost   

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

[Status?]  Executive Transports   

1978* - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Express Team   

2001* - 2004*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Extand Air   

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Fairlines   

1998 - 1999

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  Finist' Air   

1981* - date

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

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Flandre Air   

1977 - 2001

^ Comments :  

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

[Status?]  Flowair Aviation   

2007* - 2007*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Began?]  Fly Eurofly   

(2004)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Fly Kiss  updated in 2017

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 in May2017

^ Genealogy :  

[Began?]  Flyeco   

(2004*)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Flying Legend Organisation   

1993^ - 2006

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  FlyWest   

2004 - 2005

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Unconfirmed]  France Dakota   

(****)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  France DC3 SA   

1991* - 1998

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : France DC3 SA >Publi-Air

[Inactive]  Franco-Bilbaïne de Transports Aéronautiques   

1920 - 1921

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

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Franco-Roumaine de Navigation Aerienne  updated in 2017

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

[Active]  French Blue   

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 :  

[Status?]  Fretair   

1969* - 1970*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Gecat Frêt (Groupages Algerie Express Transports)   

1948 - 1950

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Heli Champagne Arden  added in 2017

1993* - 2005*

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

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  Heli Securité Helicopter Airline  added in 2017

1992* - date

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

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Heli-Courlis   

1999* - 1999*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Heliglobe Finet France Cargo (Finet France)   

1996* - 1997*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Began?]  Hexagon   

(2002)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Hex'Air   

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

[Active]  Hop!   

2013 - date

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

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

[Unconfirmed]  IAC (Industrie Air Charter)   

(****)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  Igavion   

2013 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Inter Cargo Service   

1988* - 1989*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Intercargo Service   

1987* - 1989

^ Comments : Intercargo Service was founded in 1987

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

[Renamed]  InterCiel Services   

1989 - 1991

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

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

[Renamed]  Jet Alsace   

1988^ - 1993

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

^ Genealogy : Jet Alsace >Trans Alsace

[Status?]  Jet Europe   

1990* - 1990*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Jet Fret   

1987 - 1989*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : SFAir >Jet Fret

[Renamed]  Jet Services   

1973^ - 1998

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >TNT

[Began?]  Jetway   

(2005)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Began?]  Jupitair   

(2003)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Kel Air (Kel-Air)   

1988 - 1990

^ Comments : Kel Air began operations on 22Dec1988

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Kymair  added in 2017

1986* - 2000

^ Comments : Kymair operated ATR aircraft throuhout the 1990s

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Kyrnair   

1986 - 2000*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  La Compagnie   

2014 - date

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

^ Genealogy : Dreamjet >La Compagnie

[Renamed]  L'Aeropostale (Aeropostale)   

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

[Inactive]  L-Air   

2002 - 2002

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : L-Air

[Inactive]  LAM   

1941* - 1945

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Lance Aviation   

1983* - 1983*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  LAT   

Pre 1932

^ Comments :  

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

[Renamed]  L'Avion   

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

[Inactive]  LC Aviation   

1989* - 1989*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Leadair UniJet   

1995* - 1995*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Lignes Aeriennes Farman (Farman Airlines)  updated in 2017

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

[Renamed]  Lignes Aériennes Intérieures   

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

[Renamed]  Lignes Aeriennes Interiors  added in 2017

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

[Renamed]  Lignes Aérienns Latécoère ( Société des lignes Latécoère)   

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

[Began?]  Littoral Airlines   

(2004)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Began?]  LoirExel   

(2005*)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Lucas Aigle Azur   

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

[Status?]  Lucas Air Transport   

1969 - 1992*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Lucas Aviation   

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

[Renamed]  Messageries Transaeriennes   

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

[Renamed]  Mid Airways (Mid Air)   

1994 - 2001*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Unknown

[Status?]  Midex Airline   

2007* - 2007*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Minerve   

1975 - 1992

^ Comments :  

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

[Status?]  Miriadair   

1990* - 1990*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Nantes Aviation   

1975* - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  National Air Service   

2005* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Unconfirmed]  National Private Air Transport   

(****)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Neu Extair   

1978* - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  New Axis Airways (Axis French Airlines)   

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

[Inactive]  Noor Airways   

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

[Status?]  Normandie Air Services   

1981* - 1981*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Occitan Air   

1981* - 1981*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Occitania Jet Fleet   

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

[Began?]  Ocean Airways   

(2005*)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Octavia Airlines   

2001* - 2005

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Oxygene Airways   

2010 - 2010

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  Oya Vendee Helicopteres   

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 :  

[Active]  Oyonnair   

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 :  

[Inactive]  Pan Europe Air   

1990 - 1991

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  Pan Europeenne Air Service   

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 :  

[Status?]  Phenix Aviation   

1998* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Point Air (Le Point Air Mulhouse)   

1981* - 1987

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Pontair   

1982* - 1985*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Potez Aero-Service   

1936* - 1936*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Began?]  Premium Airways   

(2008)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Prest'Affair Voyages   

2003* - 2004*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Proteus Air System   

1986* - 1996

^ Comments :  

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

[Renamed]  Proteus Airlines   

1996 - 2001

^ Comments :  

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

[Inactive]  Publi-Air   

1999 - 2001

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : France DC3 SA >Publi-Air

[Status?]  Pyrenair   

1973* - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Rapid Air*   

1989* - 1990*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Regional   

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!

[Renamed]  Regional Airlines   

1992 - 2001

^ Comments :  

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

[Began?]  Regionxpress   

(2010)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Regourd Aviation   

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

[Inactive]  RLAF (Réseau des Lignes Aériennes Françaises)   

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 :  

[Inactive]  R-Lines   

2002* - 2002

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Rousseau Aviation   

1963* - 1976

^ Comments : Rousseau Aviation was founded in 1963

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

[Status?]  SAGETA   

1953* - 1957*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  SANA ( Societe Anonyme de Navigation Aeriennes)   

1948* - 1949*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  SAR Avions-Taxi (Services Aéronatiques Roannais)   

1991* - 1991*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  SATI   

1948* - 1949

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  SCAL (Societe Commerciale Aerienne du Littoral)   

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))

[Status?]  SCAL (Societe Commerciale du Littoral)   

1959* - 1960*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  SCELA   

1933* - 1933

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  SCLA   

1940* - 1945

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  SEMAF (Ste d'Exploitation du Materiel Aerien Francaise)   

1949* - 1950

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  SERVICE   

1963* - 1963*

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

^ Genealogy : SERVICE >Euralair

[Renamed]  SFAir (Secmafer Aviation)   

1976* - 1987

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : SFAir >Jet Fret

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

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

[Renamed]  SGTA (Société Générale des Transports Aériens)  updated in 2017

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

[Renamed]  Sinair   

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

[Began?]  Skyjet France   

(2000)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Sky-Service   

2001* - 2001*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  SNE Air Provence International   

1990* - 1990*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Societe Aerienne Francaise d'Affretement (SAFA)   

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

[Renamed]  Societe Nationale Air France   

1946 - 1948

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

^ Genealogy : >Air France

[Began?]  Southwings   

(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

[Inactive]  STAAP (Ste de Transports Aeriens Alpes Provence)   

1949* - 1952

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  STAF   

1990s

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  STAIR (Societe de Transports Aeriens Internationaux et Regionaux)   

1991* - 1991*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Star Airlines (Societe de Transports Aerien Regional)   

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)

[Renamed]  Star Europe   

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)

[Inactive]  STASO (Société des Transports Aéronautiques du Sud-Ouest)   

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 :  

[Status?]  Ste Uni-Air   

1973* - 1978*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Stellair Transports Aeriens   

1989* - 1990

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Strategic Airlines (France)  added in 2017

2009* - 2010

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

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Sud Airlines   

2003 - 2008

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

^ Genealogy :  

[Began?]  Sun Jet   

(1995*)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  SVT Air Touring (Society de Valorisation du Tourisme)   

1972* - 1973*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  TAI (Transportes Aeriens Intercontinentaux)   

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

[Inactive]  TAR (Transports Aeriens Reunis)   

1971 - 1975*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  TAT European Airlines   

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

[Began?]  TAT Express   

(1998*)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Taxi Air Fret   

2003* - 2009*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Taxi Avia France (TAF)   

1973 - 1975*

^ Comments :  

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

[Status?]  TEA (Trans Europe Air)   

1981* - 1981*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  TEA Europe   

1993* - 1995*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  TEA France   

1988* - 1991

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Touraine Air Transport   

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

[Inactive]  Trans Alsace   

1993 - 1994

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

^ Genealogy : Jet Alsace >Trans Alsace

[Status?]  Trans Azur Aviation   

1982* - 1982*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Began?]  Trans International Air Cargo   

(1982)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  Transavia France   

2007 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Unconfirmed]  Transcontinentale   

(****)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Transport Aerien Transregional   

1989* - 1990*

^ Comments :  

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

[Status?]  Transport Air Centre   

1989* - 1991*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Trans-Union   

1966* - 1968*

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

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  Twin Jet   

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

[Inactive]  UAR (Union Aeronautique Regionale)   

1977 - 1979

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Uni Air Rouergue >Air Rouergue >UAR

[Renamed]  UAT (Union Aeromaritime de Transports)   

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

[Inactive]  Uni Air International (Uni-Air)   

1969 - 1993

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Uni Air Rouergue   

1970* - 1974

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Uni Air Rouergue >Air Rouergue >UAR

[Status?]  Unijet   

2004* - 2004*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  UTA (Union de Transportes Aeriens)   

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

[Status?]  Vargas Aviation   

1971* - 1975*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Virgin Express   

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)

[Inactive]  West Air France   

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

[Renamed]  Westair   

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

[Active]  Wijet   

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 :  

[Active]  XL Airways France   

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)

[Began?]  Xo Airways   

(2010)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Began?]  Zenith Airways   

(2009)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

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