It has emerged this week that Air France plans to move all of its Paris operations from Orly to Charles de Gaulle (CDG).
The airline said that between 2019 and 2023, traffic on domestic routes out of Orly fell by 40%, and even by 60% for day return trips.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
Air France To Move All Paris Operations From Orly to CDG…
- Air France would operate all its domestic and international flights from its Paris-Charles de Gaulle hub. The only exception, as per Public Service Order (PSO) guidelines: Air France would continue to operate service from/to Corsica out of Paris-Orly. As such, Air France would honour its commitments. Air France submitted a joint bid with Air Corsica for the renewal of this PSO from 2024, thereby demonstrating its commitment to a sustained service to Corsica.
- Transavia would become the Air France Group’s reference operator from Paris-Orly. Transavia would stay the course of its development, namely thanks to its growing fleet of new Airbus A320neo family aircraft. These latest generation aircraft offer a 15% reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, as well as a 50% reduction of the noise footprint.
It is understood that the airline will continue to serve Toulouse, Marseille, Nice, as well as French Overseas Departments from Paris Orly until 2026.
From there, Transavia would also take over on those routes too, with Air France stating that consultation with employees will begin soon on this, as it will affect a lot of the airline’s staff.
All eyes are on the airline to see how this switch-over goes, as well as what sort of problems could be faced along the way.
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