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Aigle Azur back in the game

Posted 10 September 2018 · Add Comment

Aigle Azur’s president, Frantz Yvelin, believes that new strategic partnerships and a greater concentration on long-haul routes are key to developing the French airline’s strong potential, hopefully returning it to profitability by 2020.

After a return to equilibrium in year one, Aigle Azur will be profitable in 2019/2020 according to Yvelin.
Detailing the new strategic direction, ambitions and projects of the company, he said that Aigle Azur was “back in the game”.
To this end, the company is going through a process of reinvention to reduce costs, improve productivity and to move, strategically, to adopt European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) flight time limitations (FTL) regulations.
Aigle Azur already had a large network in the Middle East and Africa, flying from Paris’ Orly airport to Lebanon, Algeria, Mali and Senegal, while the recent arrival of a pair of A330s gives new impetus towards long-haul network development – an “unprecedented bold turn” claims Yvelin.
Long-haul development is, however, complementary to the short and medium-haul network that remains Aigle Azur’s core business.
The two A330s have been serving Bamako in Mali – in code share with Corsair – since April 28 this year, while Beijing has been served from Orly since June, enhancing the airline’s position as a major player between Orly and Algeria, Lebanon, Mali, Senegal, Portugal and Germany.
Aigle Azur has also created a code share deal with Air Caraïbes and new partnerships with Hainan Airlines, Azul Brazilian Airlines and TAP.
 

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