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

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 realm with the delivery of its first Lockheed L-1011 Tristar aircraft. After temporarily ceasing long-haul operations, the delivery of a new Airbus A330-200 in 2002 established a new course for…