Au revoir to Air France’s Joon?
The new boss of Air France-KLM may consider closing Joon, the group’s newest airline, reports Reuters. The article, also published on ThePointsGuy blog, quotes an Air France source as saying CEO Benjamin Smith “has made clear he doesn’t understand the positioning or identity of Joon”. Joon was launched last year aimed at millennial travellers on routes where Air France faces heavy competition from budget carriers.
Air France says adieu to A380s
Air France is scrapping half of its fleet of Airbus A380s. The airline has announced it is not renewing the leases on five of its 10 super-jumbos. It’s another blow for Airbus, who have struggled to attract orders for the aircraft in recent years. There were just two new orders in 2015 and none in 2016 or 2017. Emirates offered a lifeline with new orders in January, but no other airlines have followed suit.