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A New French Airline Out : Air Horizons  
User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3783 times:


Sorry in French.........

The troubled airline belonging to an Egyptian businessman failed for bankrupcy.
Air Horizons has found its roots in Euralair when this later was in troubled.
Question ; What will be the future of Star Airline , also managed by this man , since Canadians sold him their shares ?
The saga of the bankrupcy French airlines continues...........
Only Air France and Corsair are strong.

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User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4706 posts, RR: 39
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3700 times:

How ist Star Airlines doing anyway? You hardly hear anything about French charter airlines here in Germany, although it is a very intersting topic. Is Star member of a large travel conglomerate like Corsair, which belongs to TUI? In this case, their future should be safe for a while, since vertically integrated airlines are usually protected by their mother companies. It is the small thrid-party airlines, which usually get into trouble, because they are chiefly hired for their excess capacity during summer and fly around empty during winter.

Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3667 times:


No Star doesn't belong to a large conglomerate.It's as you said a third party airline.They have stopped the venture with Air Transat of Canada , and now they are alone.Do not really know how their health is.Rumour is they will lease an A310 for the winter time.
France is a difficult market , as competition is very low, and it's not a liberal market.
How will Air Austral and Air Caraibes be able to survive when the subsidies will be finished ? The day when the commission of Brussels will put an eye in both these airlines files , surely they will have to find how to survive..........
I suspect Corsair to make pressure on this commission to do so.
Another important thing in the French airlines market , is contrary to Germans , English , Scandinavians , French do not travel a lot , especially for the long haul destinations.They prefer to go in the Mediterranean countries such as Morocco and Tunisia.
The long haul charter market in France is not very large , except Martinique , Guadeloupe and Reunion.
..........and what to say of the LCC market in France ?NO French LCC !!!!!!!...........only Easyjet !!!!!!!
Right we have the "TGV" speed train , but i am sure some more LCCs will be viable in this country.Easyjet is very happy of the French market...........and make many profits there.

User currently offlineBoeing777/747 From Belgium, joined Dec 2001, 643 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3650 times:

France seems like to be the same as the Netherlands: the KLM Group (KLM, Transavia and Martinair) always seems to succeed to push away competitors off the Dutch market...

User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3615 times:

I live close to Montpellier which used to have 1,8 Million Passengers in 2000.
In 2004,MPL made a miserable 1,3 Million passengers...
The local airline,Air Littoral was deliberately killed by it's managing Director ,Marc Dufour,(who now is in politics...).
Anything that comes even close to competition to Air France is doomed to dissapear in France.Officials will find hundred reasons why there is not room for another ailine in the Lowcost sector( TGV,people travel less,money,bad economy...) but nobody will stand up and say- yes-I see a market for competition in France.Banks will receive instructions not to finance competition ...
Logical markets to Maghreb-countries are closed for Low-Costs ,since Air France controls indirectly Air Algeri,Tunisair and RAM though code-share agreements and "gentlemen agreements" to prohibit flights to those countries by non-Air France afiliated units.

Please respect animals - don't eat them...
User currently offlineYago From Iceland, joined May 2002, 234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3596 times:

Rumour is they will lease an A310 for the winter time.

It's not a rumour, it's already flying and we've received it at CDG a couple of times.

Star doesn't seem to be doing too bad as they regularly fly for Club Med.

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