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An XL Airways France Airbus A330-200 landing in Los Angeles. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

France Prepares to Lose Another Low-Cost Carrier as XL Airways Ceases Ticket Sales

French low-cost carrier XL Airways has announced that it has ceased selling tickets as of Sept. 19, due to "financial difficulties." The company also announced the cancellation of several flights, leaving its future in doubt as there are unconfirmed reports that a possible selloff is on progress. DreamJet Participations, XL's parent company, is not able to inject capital in the carrier, as the plan to sustain the low-cost carrier with the profits of sister airline La Compagnie, the all-business-class airline,…

JFK Airport Loses Another Low-Cost Carrier as XL Airways Departs…

XL Airways France on Sunday night flew its last flight from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport as it shifted operations to neighboring New Jersey. Transitioning to Newark Liberty International Airport, the French carrier is joining other low-cost carriers such as Norwegian and LEVEL who also serve the airport…

XL Airways France Talks Next Chapter and Growth Plan

In its 24-year lifetime, the airline currently known as XL Airways France has had quite the history. Initially launching in 1995 as Star Europe, the carrier provided short-haul services with a small fleet of Boeing 737-400 aircraft. Rebranding as Star Airlines in 1998, the carrier began expanding into the long-haul…