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User currently offlineFirst Class From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 83 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1736 times:

Hi all
Which name would you suggest for the merged AOM, Air Littoral and Air Liberte?

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User currently offlineGoA340 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1670 times:

I think they should keep AOM's name because it is both recognized internationally and domestically. AOM's name with a corporate rebranding (new livery + slogans etc) is I think very appropriate

User currently offlineAKelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2189 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1666 times:

Forgive the stupid question, what does AOM stand for? (I would need the english translation also!)

User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1963 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1657 times:

AOM stand for Air Outre Mer, roughly translated as outlying or far seas. Perhaps one of our French-speaking members could provide something a little more elegant, but I hope this helps for now.


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User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6500 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1645 times:

I think the should keep Air Liberte which is a better name. With AOM, which is more recognizable, people doesn't know what it stands for or where it's from. The777Man


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User currently offlineAvion From Bouvet Island, joined May 1999, 2205 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1638 times:

Outre Mer means overseas. Outre mer are the french overseas provinces such as Tahiti, Guyana, Reunion etc.

The name AOM says that this airline puts a focus on these destinations.

Avion


User currently offline747sp_rulez From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1636 times:

I think they should go head on with Air France, and call the airline French Air.  

User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1629 times:

I think they should call it "French Flies"     , and they could have a crisp, golden-colored livery....(get it.. French Flies... golden...crisp. Oh well, never mind).


How about Fleur-de-lis Air??

or AirNapolean



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User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5566 posts, RR: 36
Reply 8, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1625 times:

French Air is not a good idea because the French are very delicate about there language. They don't like English at all. In this case it must be a french name.

User currently offlineAvion From Bouvet Island, joined May 1999, 2205 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1624 times:

Volare and Air Europe will also be merged. Why not merge Air Europe, Volare, Air Liberte AOM and Air Littoral.
Out of these they should keep the Air Europe name. Air Europe can be understood in French and English.

Avion


User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1624 times:

Great idea Avion.


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User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5566 posts, RR: 36
Reply 11, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1620 times:

Avion you got it! It is very good idea. I think you should suggest it to Mr. Bruggisser.  

User currently offlineTWAneedsHELP From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1613 times:

Its not a good idea, you can't just merge airlines, becuase you need a new name. Phillipe/SAir are very smart, I think the smartest chiefs in Europe right now. They know what they're doing. The French are very picky, much more than just names. Any cross-border merger will require years of analysis because the French will be very anathema to loosing any French jobs or any downsizing of French operations at all. Jospin and the socialists have not created what you would call a "flexible, welcoming business environment."



User currently offlineSmoo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1608 times:

TWANeedsHELP, are you forgetting that when BA took control of Air Liberte they slashed hundreds of jobs and significantly downsized the airline? What happened to BA's promise of new aircraft for Air Liberte? I guess that died along with BA's profit margins.

An SAir aquisition would be good because AF need the competition on French domestic routes. AOM + Air Liberte desperately need new aircraft to replace the aging DC10's and MD83's and given SAir's relationship with Airbus, new Airbus orders for the airline would also be a boon for French jobs.

A merged AOM/Air Liberte/Volare/Air Europe/Littoral would be a good idea but where do you put the hub?   Order more Airbus to synergize the fleet and this airline will really take shape.


User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6500 posts, RR: 55
Reply 14, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1594 times:

I agree with Avion, great idea!!! The777Man


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User currently offlineKWI From Kuwait, joined Apr 2000, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1594 times:

AOM stands for Air Outre Mer which means Overseas Airways

KWI


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