Posted on: 06 December 2017 by Chloe Greenbank
Described by its parent company Air France as a hybrid between a low-fare and traditional carrier, the new French start-up airline Joon, has almost completed its debut week of service, having taken flight on Friday 1 December.
Aimed at 18–35-year-olds, “whose lifestyles revolve around digital technology” the airline is based out of Paris Charles de Gaulle airport. Its inaugural flights were to Berlin Tegel, Lisbon, Porto and Barcelona El Prat using Airbus SE A320-200s that have been switched from Air France.
Commenting on the arrival of the first Joon flight at Berlin Tegel Airport, Engelbert Lütke Daldrup, CEO, Berlin Brandenburg Airport GmbH said: “Joon is just as young, hip and trendy as our city – and it suits Berlin perfectly. We wish them much success and always happy landings.”
Seven more routes are confirmed for 2018 with Rome, Naples, Oslo, Istanbul, Cairo, Cape Town and Tehran all rolling out gradually from 25 March.
Fortaleza in Brazil and Mahé in the Seychelles are also destinations on the French carrier’s hit list for 2018.
“In total, for the 2018 summer season, Joon will fly to 13 destinations with 228 flights a week from Paris Charles de Gaulle – Barcelona, Berlin, Istanbul, Lisbon, Naples, Oslo, Porto and Rome on the medium-haul network and Fortaleza, Cairo, Cape Town, Mahé and Tehran on the long-haul network,” said a representative for Air France in a statement.
Joon will use a mixed Airbus fleet across its network with 174-seater A320s, 212-seater A321s and A340s, with two planned classes of service, business and economy.