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Aigle Azur and Air Caraïbes facilitate connections between the Caribbean, Europe and Africa

Posted 4 December 2018 · Add Comment

Aigle Azur, the number 2 French airline, and Air Caraïbes, an airline based in the Antilles specializing in the Caribbean, announce the signing of a strategic code-sharing agreement for numerous destinations in their respective networks.

Air Caraïbes offers its customers all of its transatlantic Caribbean destinations, such as Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana, Saint Martin, Haiti, Dominican Republic, and Cuba. By code sharing with its sister company French bee, passengers will also be able to travel to Réunion, San Francisco, and Tahiti.

These destinations can now be combined with nine major cities served by Aigle Azur: Porto, Faro, and Funchal (Madeira) in Portugal, Milan (Italy), Beirut (Lebanon), Berlin (Germany), and Bamako (Mali). As for the destinations of Moscow (Russia) and Algiers (Algeria), they are currently offered through an interline SPA (Special Prorate Agreement).

In a context of heightened competition, this arrangement allows both carriers to benefit from the obvious complementarity between their respective destinations via Paris Orly.

Frantz Yvelin, President of Aigle Azur, announces: “Our two airlines are both French and leaders, so we are very pleased with this agreement with our friends at Air Caraïbes, the uncontested leader for French Guiana and the Caribbean, but also Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, and even Tahiti through its sister company French Bee. This agreement will therefore allow us to offer even greater service to all our customers, as it fully meets our security and quality requirements. We have always been committed to broadening our numerous services for all our passengers, and this collaboration is fully in line with that approach. The customers of both companies will benefit from an even broader network of destinations, particularly in the Caribbean and French Guiana.”

Patrick Malval, President of Air Caraïbes, adds: “Self-connect is developing very quickly with the advent of new digital technologies. But it is a source of complexity and stress for travelers. The signing of this partnership meets these new expectations of consumers and corresponds to the desire of Air Caraïbes to bring to its customers a continually more extensive, personalized, and simplified offering. During this key period for the airline sector, we are happy to innovate and make progress alongside another emblematic company flying the French flag.”

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