11 Facts About Aigle Azur


Aigle Azur was a French airline based and headquartered at Paris Orly Airport.

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Aigle Azur was founded in 1946 by Sylvain Floirat, becoming the first post-war private company and began operating a few Junkers Ju 52s with an increased capacity of 32 passengers.

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In 2007, Aigle Azur was offering 30 regular destinations from several French cities, and launched regular flights from Paris Orly to Djerba, Paris Orly to Rimini and Marseille to Sal, Cape Verde.

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In July 2010, Aigle Azur began a partnership with the Malian company Air Mali.

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In July 2012, Aigle Azur opened a route between Paris Orly and Moscow Vnukovo.

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Aigle Azur was mainly competing with Air France, Air Algerie, EasyJet and TAP Air Portugal.

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Aigle Azur launched its first domestic route in 2018, between Lyon and Nantes, as well as a service to Italy.

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Aigle Azur developed new partnerships, including with Air Caraibes, S7 Airlines, and TAP Air Portugal, in addition to the existing ones with Azul and Hainan Airlines.

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On 22 January 2019, Aigle Azur announced it would launch a regular route to Kiev by 18 April 2019.

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Aigle Azur filed for bankruptcy and was placed in receivership on 2 September 2019, while it continued to operate flights.

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From 1946 to 1955, the fuselage of Aigle Azur aircraft was bare metal, separated under the cabin windows by a dash of the same azure.

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