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Photos: First Aircraft for Air France’s Joon Rolls Out of Paint Shop
The first aircraft for Air France’s low-cost airline Joon has rolled out of the paint shop. The airline’s first A320, the first of five, emerged in new colors last week at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport. The new airline, announced by Air France earlier this year, was officially launched in September with the aim of attracting millennials.
Air France describes Joon as a hybrid between a traditional airline and a low-cost carrier, with the aim of competing with other budget airlines such as Norweigan, Iceland’s Wow Air, and IAG’s Level.
The airline is set to be based out of Charles de Gaulle airport and officially kicks off services on Dec. 1, 2017. The airline will initially operate services to Berlin, Lisbon, Porto, and Barcelona. Joon is also set to receive Airbus A340-300 aircraft from its parent airline Air France. It expects to operate these aircraft on flights to Fortaleza, Brazil and Mahé in the Seychelles from May 2018.
Fares are set to start at €39 / $46 for a one way ticket to its European destinations, with long-haul destinations starting at €249 / $293 for a one way ticket. In time the airline expects to operate a mixture of A320, A321, A340, and A350 aircraft with its crews being selected from Air France.
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