Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Air France wants to completely reorganize its domestic routes – Le Figaro

Air France wants to completely reorganize its domestic routes – Le Figaro

Most of the domestic routes of Air France from Orly and some European destinations, will go under the managerial responsibility for its regional brand Hop! This is the most significant transformation since the réeseau absorption by Air France Air Inter in 1997.

According to a report Experts published in July by Le Figaro , Air France is poised to revolutionize the network of lines. The airline should indeed proceed as part of its plan strategy, “Perform 2020″ five years “a redistribution of roles within the group,” according to The Voices . The aim would be to leave the European leisure market with its low cost subsidiary Transavia and all flights point to point, which does not serve the airport Roissy-Charles de Gaulle, its brand Hop !. Thus, domestic routes from Orly airport and some European destinations would spring !, Hop “from next summer,” the newspaper said. The network of medium-haul Air France represents 40% of the activity of the company, but despite numerous restructurings, it still shows considerable losses.

So, to put its medium-haul network afloat, the company is expected to announce the greatest transformation since the absorption of Air Inter in 1997, according to the Voices . “Twenty A320 Air France would be operated in the colors of Hop, but with Air France staff. So it would retain only under its brand service to Roissy-CDG, and the most important domestic routes, the first of which Paris-Nice, Paris-Marseille and Paris-Toulouse, and service to major European capitals, “says the newspaper.

In addition, “a number of Air France flights unprofitable be abolished altogether, freeing up slots at Orly for low cost subsidiary Transavia France, destined for a great development, “the business daily, adding that” seven additional Boeing 737-800 aircraft have already been ordered for summer 2015, which will add to the 14 aircraft already in service with Transavia France. ” A strategy to offer cheap rates and therefore more suited to customers.

A strategy that goes wrong, however, with the main pilots’ union, the SNPL, which calls a strike in September. Specific dates will be announced by notice SNPL August 28, which states that “the pilots’ union in particular requires that all aircraft with more than 110 seats – either the current limit on aircraft Hop! – Are operated by Air France pilots, governed by one single contract “



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