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France is a republic in western Europe, bordered on the north by the English Channel and the North Sea (which separate it from Great Britain); on the northeast by Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany; on the east by Germany, Switzerland, and Italy; on the southeast by Monaco and the Mediterranean Sea; on the south by Spain and Andorra; and on the west by the Bay of Biscay (an arm of the Atlantic Ocean). France is approximately hexagonal in shape, with an extreme length from north to south of about 965 km (about 600 mi) and a maximum width of about 935 km (about 580 mi). The republic of France includes ten overseas possessions. These include the overseas departments of French Guiana, in South America; Martinique and Guadeloupe, in the West Indies; and Réunion, in the Indian Ocean. Territorial collectivises and dependencies include Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, Mayotte, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, the French Southern and Antarctic Lands, and Wallis and Futuna Islands. The total area of metropolitan France, which also includes the island of Corsica in the Mediterranean, is 543,965 sq km (210,026 sq mi). The capital and largest city is Paris.
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AirlineOperating DatesStatusComments
ACE Transvalair (Air Charter Express & Air Executive)

1984 - 1994

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Aeris Charter Airline

1999 - 2003

Inactive

Aeris was founded as Air Toulouse International in 1990

^ Genealogy - Air Toulouse International (ATI) >Aeris
Aeris Express

2003 - 2003

Inactive

Aeris Express was formed by Aeris Charter Airlines as a low-cost carrier in 2003

^ Genealogy -  
Aero Berlin

**** - ****

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Aero Cargo

1947* - 1948*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Aero France International

1989* - 1991

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Aero Services Executive

2000* - 2004*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Aerocondor

2005 - 2006*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Aerolinair

2002* - 2004

Inactive

Aerolinair was formed in 2002

^ Genealogy -  
AeroLyon (Aero Lyon)

1996 - 2001

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - >L-Air
Aeromaritime (Compagnie Aeromaritime d'Affretement)

1966* - 1990

Renamed

Aeromaritime was founded in 1966

^ Genealogy - Aeromaritime >Airbus Inter Transport
Aerope 3S Aviation

2001* - 2001*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Aeropostale

1927 - 1933

Renamed

Lignes Aérienns Latécoère started operations on 25Dec1918 & rebranded as Aéropostale in 1927

^ Genealogy - Lignes Aérienns Latécoère >Aéropostale +>Air France
Aerotechnique International

**** - ****

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Aerotour (Aero Tour)

1976 - 1979*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Aigle Azur

1946 - 1955

Renamed

Aigle Azur was created by Sylvain Floirat in Apr1946

^ Genealogy - Aigle Azur >>UAT + TAI =>UTA >>Air France
Aigle Azur Transports Aeriens

1998* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy - Aigle Azur
Air Alpes

1961 - 1981

Renamed

Air Alpes was founded & started operations in 1961

^ Genealogy - >Air Lib
Air Alsace (Air Lorraine)

1962* - 1986*

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Air Lib
Air Angouleme

1976* - 2012

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Anjou Transports

1978* - 1979*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Aquitaine

1991 - 1991*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Asie

1926* - 1929

Renamed

Air Asie was formed in 1926

^ Genealogy - Air Asie + Air Union Lignes d’Orient =>Air Orient + Air Union + Compagnie Générale Aéropostale + CIDNA + SGTA =>Air France
Air Atlantique

1963* - 2004

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Berlin France

1989* - 1989*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Bleu

1935 - 1940*

Renamed

Air Bleu started daily mail operations in France on 10Jul1935

^ Genealogy - >Air France
Air Bretagne

1996* - 2001

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Caen (Societe Aeronautique Air Caen)

1963* - 1967*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Centre

1972* - 1972*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Champagne Ardennes

1971* - 1974

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Air Lib
Air Charter

1977* - 1969

Renamed

Air Charter changed its name on 08Dec1969 to Air Charter International

^ Genealogy - Societe Aerienne Francaise d'Affretement (SAFA) >Air Charter >Air Charter International >>Air France
Air Charter (Asia)

1993 - 1998

Inactive

Air Charter (Asia) was a subsidiary of Air France & began operating flights between Paris and Taipei via Hong Kong in 1993. Ceased operations in 1998

^ Genealogy -  
Air Charter International

1969 - 1998

Renamed

Air Charter was established on 07Feb1966 under the name SAFA. Changed its name on 08Dec1969 to Air Charter International. Services ceased on 24Oct1998

^ Genealogy - Societe Aerienne Francaise d'Affretement (SAFA) >Air Charter >Air Charter International >>Air France
Air Cidna

1928* - 1935*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air City Wings

(2005)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Continent

1963 - 1972*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy - Air Esterel >Air Continent
Air Continents

(1999)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Corse

1985* - 1990

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Corsica

2010 - date

Active

Air Corsica was established on 01Jan1989 & operations started in Jun1990 as Compagnie Corse Mediterranee. Renamed from CCM to Air Corsica on 14Oct2010

^ Genealogy - Compagnie Corse Mediterranee >CCM Airlines >Air Corsica
Air Dauphine

1964 - 1971*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Dieppe

1972* - 1972*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Enterprise

1972* - 1972*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Entreprise International

1992* - 1995*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Esterel

1963* - 1963

Inactive

Air Esterel was taken over by Air Continent in 1963

^ Genealogy - Air Esterel >Air Continent
Air Exel France

1990* - 2000*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air France

1933 - date

Active

Air France was formed on 07Oct1933 by a merger of 5 airlines

^ Genealogy - Air Orient + Air Union + Compagnie Générale Aéropostale + CIDNA + SGTA =>Air France
Air France Asie

1998* - 2004

Renamed

Air France Asie was established in 1998 by Air France to allow access to Taiwan

^ Genealogy - Air France Asie >>Air France
Air France Asie Cargo

1998* - 2007

Renamed

Air France Asie was established in 1998 by Air France to allow access to Taiwan

^ Genealogy - Air France Asie >>Air France
Air France Cargo

2001* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air France Europe

1996 - 1997

Renamed

Air Inter was founded on 12Nov1954. It operated its first commercial flight on 16Mar195. Renamed to Air France Europe on 12Jan1990 & was absorbed into Air France on 01Apr1997

^ Genealogy - Air Inter >Air France Europe >>Air France
Air France Soleil

(2007)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Fret Service

1964* - 1980

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Galaxy

**** - ****

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Horizons

2004 - 2005

Inactive

Air Horizons was formed as Euralair Horizons in 1962 & ceased operations on 14Nov2005

^ Genealogy - Euralair Horizons >Air Horizons
Air Inter

1958 - 1990

Renamed

Air Inter was founded on 12Nov1954. It operated its first commercial flight on 16Mar1958. Renamed to Air France Europe on 12Jan1990 & was absorbed into Air France on 01Apr1997

^ Genealogy - Air Inter >Air France Europe >>Air France
Air Jet (AirJet)

1980* - 2003

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Kallyste International

1984 - 1984

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Languedoc

1975* - 1979*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Lib

2001 - 2003

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - AOM + Air Liberte =>Air Lib
Air Lib Express

2002* - 2003

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Liberte

1988 - 2001

Renamed

Air Liberte, formed in Jul1987, began operations in Apr1988 & ceased on 22Sep2001. AOM and Air Liberte merge to create Air Lib on 21Sep2001

^ Genealogy - AOM + Air Liberte =>Air Lib
Air Littoral

1972 - 2004

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - Air Littoral
Air Littoral Express

1996* - 2002

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Littoral Riviera

1996 - 1998*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Lorient

1991 - 1991

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Mediterranee

1997 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy - Air Mediterranee
Air Midi Bigorre

1997* - 1997*

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Air Mediterranee
Air Nice

(2010)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Nolis

1948* - 1950

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Normandie (Normandie Aviation)

1991* - 2001

Inactive

Air Normandie was formed in 1991 & operated scheduled domestic passenger services out of Rouen. Ceased operations in 2001

^ Genealogy -  
Air Ocean

1946* - 1946*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Open Sky

1997 - 2001

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Orient

1929 - 1933

Renamed

Air Orient was created in 1929 from the merger of Air Asie and Air Union Lignes d’Orient

^ Genealogy - Air Asie + Air Union Lignes d’Orient =>Air Orient + Air Union + Compagnie Générale Aéropostale + CIDNA + SGTA =>Air France
Air Orly

**** - ****

Renamed

Air Paris was formerly known as Air Orly. Acquired by AT European Airlines

^ Genealogy - Air Orly >Air Paris >>TAT European Airlines >>Air Liberte >Air Lib
Air Ouest

1978* - 1978*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Outre-Mer

1953 - 1992

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Air Outre-Mer + Minerve =>AOM + Air Liberte =>Air Lib
Air Paris

1971* - 1979*

Renamed

Air Paris was formerly known as Air Orly. Acquired by AT European Airlines

^ Genealogy - Air Orly >Air Paris >>TAT European Airlines >>Air Liberte >Air Lib
Air Passaquay

1978* - 1979*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Perigord

1972* - 1972*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Perigord

1985 - 1985

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Poitou-Charentes

**** - ****

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Provence

1978* - 1979*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Provence

1985 - 1996

Renamed

West Air France started operations as Air Provence in 1985 & renamed to Air Provence International in 1996. Acquired by West Air Sweden & renamed. Liquidated, lack of business

^ Genealogy - Air Provence >Air Provence International >West Air France
Air Provence Charter

1995* - 1998

Renamed

Virgin Express (France) was founded as Air Provence Charter on 11Nov1995.Ceased operations on 20Mar1998 before renaming

^ Genealogy - Air Provence Charter >Virgin Express (France)
Air Provence International

1996 - 2002

Renamed

West Air France started operations as Air Provence in 1985 & renamed to Air Provence International in 1996. Acquired by West Air Sweden & renamed. Liquidated, lack of business

^ Genealogy - Air Provence >Air Provence International >West Air France
Air Pyrenee

(****)

Unconfirmed

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Rouergue

1974 - 1977

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Uni Air Rouergue >Air Rouergue >UAR
Air Service International

(****)

Unconfirmed

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Service Nantes

1989* - 2000*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Service Vosges

1976^ - 2007*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Toulouse (SNATI)

1978* - 1979*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Toulouse International (ATI)

1990 - 2000

Renamed

Air Toulouse International (ATI)

^ Genealogy - Air Toulouse International (ATI) >Aeris
Air Transport Pyrenees

1989* - 2000*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - Air Transport Pyrenees
Air Turquoise (Air Tourquoise)

2005 - 2006

Inactive

Air Turquoise ceased operations on 19Jul2006

^ Genealogy -  
Air Union Lignes d’Orient

1927* - 1929

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Air Asie + Air Union Lignes d’Orient =>Air Orient + Air Union + Compagnie Générale Aéropostale + CIDNA + SGTA =>Air France
Air Vendee

1975* - 1992

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Air Vendee + Airlec =>Regional Airlines >Regional >Hop!
Air2

2017 >

Planned

Air2 is a start-up planning to launch budget operations by the end of 2017

^ Genealogy -  
Airbus Inter Transport Aeromaritime

1990 - 2000*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy - Airbus Inter Transport
Airbus Transport International (ATI)

1996* - 2006*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Aire d'Evasions (Air Evasion)

1993 - 1994

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Airlec

1965* - 1992

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Air Vendee + Airlec =>Regional Airlines >Regional >Hop!
Airlec Air Espace

2004* - 2006*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Airlinair

1999 - 2013

Renamed

Airlinair was integrated with Brit Air & Regional to form Hop! on 31Mar2013

^ Genealogy - Airlinair + Brit Air + Regional =>Hop!
Airmust

(1992)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Airnautic

1962* - 1962*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air-Union

1923* - 1933

Renamed

Air-Union was formed by the amalgamation of Compagnie des messageries aériennes and CGEA (Compagnie des Grands Express Aériens in 1923

^ Genealogy - CGEA (Compagnie des Grands Express Aériens + Compagnie des messageries aériennes =>Air Union + Air Orient + Compagnie Générale Aéropostale + CIDNA + SGTA =>Air France
AlsaceExel

2004 - 2005

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Alsair

1982^ - 2010*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Alsavia

1989 - 1993

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
ALTA (Air Limousin Transport Aerien)

1979* - 1989*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Alter Baeri

(****)

Unconfirmed

 

^ Genealogy -  
AMIS (Air Mediterranee International System)

(****)

Unconfirmed

 

^ Genealogy -  
AOM

1992 - 2001

Renamed

AOM and Air Liberte merge to create Air Lib on 21Sep2001

^ Genealogy - Air Outre-Mer + Minerve =>AOM + Air Liberte =>Air Lib
Aquitania Airlines

(1998*)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Aria

2004 - 2005

Inactive

Aria was established in Mar2004 and started operations in Sep2004. Services were suspended on 25Jan2004

^ Genealogy -  
Atlantique Air Assistance

1989* - 2015

Renamed

Atlas Atlantique Airlines was created in 1989 as Atlantique Air Assistance

^ Genealogy -  
Atlas Atlantique Airlines

2015 - date

Active

Atlas Atlantique Airlines was created in 1989 as Atlantique Air Assistance

^ Genealogy -  
AUsTer EXtreme-Orient (Autrex)

1950* - 1950*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Auxiair

1978* - 1979*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Avia Taxi France

1965^ - 1973

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - TAF >Avia Taxi France >>TAT European Airlines >>Air Liberte >Air Lib
Avions Bleus (Les Avions Bleus)

1949* - 1952

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Avions Taxis Pyreneens

1989* - 1989*

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Air Transport Pyrenees
Axis Airways

2001 - 2006

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Sinair >Axis Airways >New Axis Airways
Belair (Ile de France)

1995 - 2000

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Blue Line

2002 - 2010

Inactive

Blue Line ceased operations on 06Oct2010

^ Genealogy -  
Bordeaux Aviation

1997^ - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Bretagne Air Services

1978* - 1979*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Brit Air (Brittany Air International)

1975 - 2013

Renamed

Brit Air was established in 1973 and started operations on 30Jun1975. Integrated with Airlinair & Regional to form Hop! on 31Mar2013

^ Genealogy - Airlinair + Brit Air + Regional =>Hop!
CAF (Compagnie Aerienne Francais)(Nimes-Nice)

1919* - 1937*

Inactive

CAF was created on 17Apr1919

^ Genealogy -  
Cantabrian Seaplane Company

1920 - 1921*

Status?

Cantabrian Seaplane Company inaugurated its air service between Bayonne and Bilbao in Jun1920

^ Genealogy -  
CAP Airlines (Continent Air Paris)

1995 - 2001

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
CAT (Cie Air Transport (Compagnie Air Transport))

1946* - 1968*

Status?

Societe Commerciale Aerienne du Littoral operated cross channel car traffic in conjunction with Silver City Air. Renamed to CAT

^ Genealogy - Societe Commerciale Aerienne du Littoral >CAT
CAT (Compagnie Air Transport)

1950 - 1951*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Catair

1968* - 1978

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
CATI (Compagnie Aerienne de Transports Indochinois)

1950 - 1953

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Etablissement Roger Colin >CATI >Air Outre-Mer + Minerve =>AOM + Air Liberte =>Air Lib
CCM Airlines

2000 - 2010

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Compagnie Corse Mediterranee >CCM Airlines >Air Corsica
CGEA (Compagnie des Grands Express Aériens)

1919* - 1923

Renamed

CGEA was established 20Mar1919 & merged with Compagnie des messageries aériennes to form Air Union on 01Jan1923

^ Genealogy - GCEA + Compagnie des messageries aériennes =>Air Orient + Air Union + Compagnie Générale Aéropostale + CIDNA + SGTA =>Air France
CGT (Compagnie Generale Transsaharienne)

1948* - 1950

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy -  
CGTA (Compagnie Generale de Transport Aerien)

1919 - 1933

Renamed

CGTA was founded & started operations on 08Feb1919 as Lignes Aeriennes Farman. Ceased on 08Oct1933 when it merged into the newly created Air France

^ Genealogy - Lignes Aeriennes Farman >CGTA + CIDNA + Air Orient + Air Union =>SGELA….>Air France
CGTA (Compagnie Generale de Transport Aerien)

1950* - 1951*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Chaillotine Air Service

1998* - 2000*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Chalair

1986* - 1987*

Renamed

Chalair Aviation was formed in 1986 as Chalair Aviation

^ Genealogy - Chalair >Chalair Aviation
Chalair Aviation

1997* - date

Active

Chalair Aviation was formed in 1986 as Chalair Aviation

^ Genealogy - Chalair >Chalair Aviation
Champagne Airlines

1998* - 2006*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
CIDNA (Compagnie International de Navigation Aerienne)

1922* - 1933

Renamed

CIDNA was formed on 01Jan1925

^ Genealogy - Air Orient + Air Union + Compagnie Générale Aéropostale + CIDNA + SGTA =>Air France
CIP Transports

(****)

Unconfirmed

 

^ Genealogy -  
Citybird France

2001* - 2001*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
CMA (Compagnie des messageries aériennes)

1919 - 1923

Renamed

Compagnie des Messageries Aériennes was founded in Feb1919. Commenced a mail and freight service between Paris and Lille, using ex-military Breguet 14s on 18Apr1919

^ Genealogy - CGEA (Compagnie des Grands Express Aériens + Compagnie des messageries aériennes =>Air Union + Air Orient + Compagnie Générale Aéropostale + CIDNA + SGTA =>Air France
Compagnie Aerienne du Languedoc

1976^ - 1987*

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Air Limousin Transport Aerien
Compagnie Aerienne du Languedoc

1988* - 1988

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Air Littoral
Compagnie Aeronautique Europeenne (CAE)

1991 - 2002*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Compagnie Corse Mediterranee

1990 - 2000

Renamed

Air Corsica was established on 01Jan1989 & operations started in Jun1990 as Compagnie Corse Mediterranee

^ Genealogy - Compagnie Corse Mediterranee >CCM Airlines >Air Corsica
Compagnie Francaise de Transports Aeriens

(****)

Unconfirmed

 

^ Genealogy -  
Compagnie Generale Aeropostale

1933 - 1946

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - Air Orient + Air Union + Compagnie Générale Aéropostale + CIDNA + SGTA =>Air France
Compagnie Generale Transsaharienne

1934* - 1934*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Compagnie Nationale Air France

1948 - 1994

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Air France
Continentale Air Service

1978* - 1979*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Corsair

1990 - 2005

Renamed

Corsair was founded as Corse Air International on 17May1981

^ Genealogy - Corse Air International >Corsair >Corsairfly >Corsair International
Corsair International

2012 - date

Active

Corsair was founded as Corse Air International on 17May1981

^ Genealogy - Corse Air International >Corsair >Corsairfly >Corsair International
Corsairfly

2005 - 2012

Renamed

Corsair was founded as Corse Air International on 17May1981

^ Genealogy - Corse Air International >Corsair >Corsairfly >Corsair International
Corse Air International

1981 - 1990

Renamed

Corse Air International was formed on 17May1981 & operations began on 01Jul1981

^ Genealogy - Corse Air International >Corsair >Corsairfly >Corsair International
Crossair Europe

1998 - 2005*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
CTAC (Compagnie de Transport Aerien et de Commerce)

1953 - 1957

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Cyran R

(2014)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Dakota Air

**** - ****

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Dexxair

1999* - 1999*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Diwan Airservice

1999* - 2003*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Drakk'air

1991 - 1991*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Dreamjet

(2014)

Renamed

La Compagnie was originally known as Dreamjet and renamed before starting. Launched services on 17Jul2014

^ Genealogy - Dreamjet >La Compagnie
Dynami Aviation

2004* - 2009*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
EAC (Europe Air Charter)

2001* - 2001*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Eagle Aviation

2002 - 2009

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Eagle Aviation Europe

2009 - 2009

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Noor Airways
Eagle Aviation France

2002 - 2009

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Noor Airways
EAS (Europe Air Service)

1994* - 1995*

Inactive

EAS was formed in 1965 as Europe Aero Services

^ Genealogy - Europe Aero Services >EAS
EBA France

1993^ - 1996

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
ECA (Europe Continental Airways)

1998 - 2006*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
EFIS Cargo

1995^ - 1997

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Elysair

2006 - 2006

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Elysair >L'Avion >>Open Skies
Enhance Aero

2011* - date

Active

EnhanceAero is an private charter operator with Embraer ERJ145s

^ Genealogy -  
Escadrille Mercure (Taxis Aeriens Mercure)

1946 - 1970*

Status?

Escadrille Mercure operated taxi and charter services from le Bourget, Nice and Algiers

^ Genealogy -  
Etablissement Roger Colin

1948* - 1950

Renamed

Etablissement Roger Colin was formed in 1948

^ Genealogy - Etablissement Roger Colin >CATI >Air Outre-Mer + Minerve =>AOM + Air Liberte =>Air Lib
Euralair Horizons

1964 - 2003

Renamed

Air Horizons was fromed as Euralair Horizons in 1962

^ Genealogy - Euralair Horizons >Air Horizons
Euralair International

1964 - 2003

Renamed

Euralair was formed by Alexandre Couvelair in 1963 as SERVICE

^ Genealogy - SERVICE >Euralair International + Occitania =>Euralair-Occitania
Euralair-Occitania

2004 - 2004*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy - Euralair International + Occitania =>Euralair-Occitania
EuroBerlin France

1988 - 1994

Inactive

Air France and Lufthansa established Euroberlin on 09Sep1998 & commenced operations on 07Nov1988. Dissolved on 29Oct1994

^ Genealogy -  
Eurociel

(2008)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Eurofly

(2004)

Began?

Eurofly intended to start operations in 2004 with an F.100. And then as Southwings in 2005 out of Marseilles

^ Genealogy - Eurofly >Southwings
Eurojet Airlines

2002* - 2004

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Europ'Air

(2003)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Europe Aero Services

1966 - 1996*

Renamed

EAS was formed in 1965 as Europe Aero Services

^ Genealogy - Europe Aero Services >EAS
Europe Airpost

2000 - date

Active

Europe Airpost was founded in 1987 as Intercargo Service

^ Genealogy - Intercargo Service >InterCiel Services >L'Aeropostale >Europe Airpost
Executive Transports

1978* - 1979*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Express Team

2001* - 2004*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Extand Air

**** - ****

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Fairlines

1998 - 1999

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Finist' Air

1981^ - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Flandre Air

1977 - 2001

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Flandre Air >>Proteus Air System >Regional Airlines >Regional >Hop!
Flowair Aviation

2007* - 2007*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Fly Eurofly

(2004)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Fly Kiss

2016 >

Planned

Fly Kiss is a start-up to based at Auvergne International, Clermont-Ferrand. Has indefinitely postponed launch plans

^ Genealogy -  
Flyeco

(2004*)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Flying Legend Organisation

1993^ - 2006

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
FlyWest

2004 - 2005

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
France Dakota

(****)

Unconfirmed

 

^ Genealogy -  
France DC3 SA

1991* - 1998

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - France DC3 SA >Publi-Air
Franco-Bilbaïne de Transports Aéronautiques

1920 - 1921

Inactive

Franco-Bilbaïne de Transports Aéronautiques provided an air service between Bayonne and Bilbao

^ Genealogy -  
Franco-Roumaine de Navigation Aerienne

1920 - 1922*

Renamed

Franco-Roumaine de Navigation Aerienne was created as a joint project between Romania and France on 23Apr1920

^ Genealogy - Franco-Roumaine de Navigation Aerienne >CIDNA…..>Air France
French Blue

2016 >

Planned

French Blue is the name of Air Caraïbes new long-haul carrier. Plans to launch from Orly this summer

^ Genealogy -  
Fretair

1969* - 1970*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Gecat Frêt (Groupages Algerie Express Transports)

1948 - 1950

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Heli-Courlis

1999* - 1999*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Heliglobe Finet France Cargo (Finet France)

1996* - 1997*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Hexagon

(2002)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Hexair (Hex' Air )

1991 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Hop!

2013 - date

Active

Hop! was formed on 31Mar2013 by the merger of Airlinair, Brit Air & Regional Air

^ Genealogy - Airlinair + Brit Air + Regional Air =>Hop!
IAC (Industrie Air Charter)

(****)

Unconfirmed

 

^ Genealogy -  
Igavion

2013 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Inter Cargo Service

1988* - 1989*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Intercargo Service

1987* - 1989

Renamed

Intercargo Service was founded in 1987

^ Genealogy - Intercargo Service >InterCiel Services >L'Aeropostale >Europe Airpost
InterCiel Services

1989 - 1991

Renamed

InterCiel Services was founded in 1987 as Intercargo Service

^ Genealogy - Intercargo Service >InterCiel Services >L'Aeropostale >Europe Airpost
Jet Alsace

1988^ - 1993

Renamed

Trans Alsace was formed as Jet Alsace in 1988. Ceased operations on 03Jul1994

^ Genealogy - Jet Alsace >Trans Alsace
Jet Europe

1990* - 1990*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Jet Fret

1987 - 1989*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - SFAir >Jet Fret
Jet Services

1973^ - 1998

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >TNT
Jetway

(2005)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Jupitair

(2003)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Kel Air (Kel-Air)

1988 - 1990

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Kyrnair

1986 - 2000*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
La Compagnie

2014 - date

Active

La Compagnie was originally known as Dreamjet and renamed before starting. Launched services on 17Jul2014

^ Genealogy - Dreamjet >La Compagnie
L'Aeropostale (Aeropostale)

1991 - 2000

Renamed

Europe Airpost was founded in 1987 as Intercargo Service. Renamed to L'Aeropostale (Aeropostale)

^ Genealogy - Intercargo Service >InterCiel Services >L'Aeropostale >Europe Airpost
L-Air

2002 - 2002

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - L-Air
LAM

1941* - 1945

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Lance Aviation

1983* - 1983*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
LAT

Pre 1932

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - LAT >Compagnie Generale Aeropostale + Air Orient + Air Union + CIDNA + SGTA =>Air France
L'Avion

2007 - 2008

Renamed

L'Avion first flight was on 03Jan2007 from Paris to Newark. L'Avion merged with with OpenSkies on 04Apr2009, retaining the latter name

^ Genealogy - Elysair >L'Avion >>Open Skies
LC Aviation

1989* - 1989*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Leadair UniJet

1995* - 1995*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Lignes Aeriennes Farman (Farman Airlines)

1919 - 1919

Renamed

CGTA was founded & started operations on 08Feb1919 as Lignes Aeriennes Farman. Ceased on 08Oct1933 when it merged into the newly created Air France

^ Genealogy - Lignes Aeriennes Farman >CGTA + CIDNA + Air Orient + Air Union =>SGELA….>Air France
Lignes Aériennes Intérieures

1958 - 1958*

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Air France
Lignes Aérienns Latécoère

1918 - 1927

Renamed

Lignes Aérienns Latécoère started operations on 25Dec1918 & rebranded as Aéropostale in 1927

^ Genealogy - Lignes Aérienns Latécoère >Aéropostale +>Air France
Littoral Airlines

(2004)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
LoirExel

(2005*)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Lucas Aigle Azur

1977* - 1977*

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Aigle Azur
Lucas Air Transport

1969 - 1992*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Lucas Aviation

1977* - 1977*

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Aigle Azur
Mid Airways (Mid Air)

1994 - 2001*

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Unknown
Midex Airline

2007* - 2007*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Minerve

1975 - 1992

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Air Outre-Mer + Minerve =>AOM + Air Liberte =>Air Lib
Miriadair

1990* - 1990*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Nantes Aviation

1975* - 1979*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
National Air Service

2005* - 2006*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
National Private Air Transport

(****)

Unconfirmed

 

^ Genealogy -  
Neu Extair

1978* - 1979*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
New Axis Airways (Axis French Airlines)

2001 - 2009

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - Sinair >Axis Airways >New Axis Airways
Noor Airways

2009 - 2010

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - Noor Airways
Normandie Air Services

1981* - 1981*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Occitan Air

1981* - 1981*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Occitania Jet Fleet

1999* - 2004

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Occitania + Euralair International =>Euralair-Occitania
Ocean Airways

(2005*)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Octavia Airlines

2001* - 2005

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Oxygene Airways

2010 - 2010

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Oyonnair

1989^ - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Pan Europe Air

1990 - 1991

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Pan Europeenne Air Service

1977 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Phenix Aviation

1998* - 2006*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Point Air (Le Point Air Mulhouse)

1981* - 1987

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Pontair

1982* - 1985*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Potez Aero-Service

1936* - 1936*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Premium Airways

(2008)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Prest'Affair Voyages

2003* - 2004*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Proteus Air System

1986* - 1996

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Proteus Air System > Proteus >Regional Airlines >Regional >Hop!
Proteus Airlines

1996 - 2001

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Proteus Air System > Proteus >Regional Airlines >Regional >Hop!
Publi-Air

1999 - 2001

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - France DC3 SA >Publi-Air
Pyrenair

1973* - 1979*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Rapid Air*

1989* - 1990*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Regional

2001 - 2013

Renamed

Regional was integrated with Brit Air & Airlinair to form Hop! on 31Mar2013

^ Genealogy - Airlinair + Brit Air + Regional =>Hop!
Regional Airlines

1992 - 2001

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Air Vendee + Airlec =>Regional Airlines >Regional >Hop!
Regionxpress

(2010)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Regourd Aviation

1999* - 1999*

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Regourd Aviation >Occitania + Euralair International =>Euralair-Occitania
RLAF

1945 - 1946

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
R-Lines

2002* - 2002

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Rousseau Aviation

1963* - 1976

Renamed

Rousseau Aviation was founded in 1963

^ Genealogy - Touraine Air Transport >Transport Aerien Transregional >TAT European Airlines >>Air Liberte >Air Lib
SAGETA

1953* - 1957*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
SANA ( Societe Anonyme de Navigation Aeriennes)

1948* - 1949*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
SAR Avions-Taxi (Services Aéronatiques Roannais)

1991* - 1991*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
SATI

1948* - 1949

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
SCAL (Societe Commerciale du Littoral)

1959* - 1960*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
SCELA

1933* - 1933

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
SCLA

1940* - 1945

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
SEMAF (Ste d'Exploitation du Materiel Aerien Francaise)

1949* - 1950

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
SERVICE

1963* - 1963*

Renamed

Euralair was formed by Alexandre Couvelair in 1963 as SERVICE

^ Genealogy - SERVICE >Euralair
SFAir (Secmafer Aviation)

1976* - 1987

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - SFAir >Jet Fret
SGELA (Société General pour l'Exploitation des Lignes Aériennes)

1933 - 1933

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - CIDNA + Air Orient + Air Union + CGTA f=>SGELA….>Air France
SGTA (Société Générale des Transports Aériens)

1933* - 1933

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Air Orient + Air Union + Compagnie Générale Aéropostale + CIDNA + SGTA =>Air France
Sinair

2000 - 2001

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Sinair >Axis Airways >New Axis Airways
Skyjet France

(2000)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Sky-Service

2001* - 2001*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Societe Aerienne Francaise d'Affretement (SAFA)

1966 - 1966*

Renamed

SAFA was established on 07Feb1966 & operations began on 25Jul1966

^ Genealogy - Societe Aerienne Francaise d'Affretement (SAFA) >Air Charter >Air Charter International >>Air France
Societe Commerciale Aerienne du Littoral

1946* - 1947*

Renamed

Societe Commerciale Aerienne du Littoral operated cross channel car traffic in conjunction with Silver City Air. Renamed to CAT

^ Genealogy - Societe Commerciale Aerienne du Littoral >CAT
Societe Nationale Air France

1946 - 1948

Renamed

Société Nationale Air France was set up on 01Jan1946

^ Genealogy - >Air France
Southwings

(2005)

Began?

Eurofly intended to start operations in 2004 with an F.100. And then as Southwings in 2005 out of Marseilles

^ Genealogy - Eurofly >Southwings
STAAP (Ste de Transports Aeriens Alpes Provence)

1949* - 1952

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
STAF

1990s

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
STAIR (Societe de Transports Aeriens Internationaux et Regionaux)

1991* - 1991*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Star Airlines (Societe de Transports Aerien Regional)

1997 - 2006

Renamed

Star Airlines was renamed to XL Airways France on 23Nov2006

^ Genealogy - Star Europe >Star Airlines >XL Airways (France)
Star Europe

1995 - 1997

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Star Europe >Star Airlines >XL Airways (France)
STASO (The Société des Transports Aéronautiques du Sud-Ouest)

1919 - 1920

Inactive

STASO was the third airline company to be founded in France (after the Lignes Aérienne Farman and the CMA). It was formed in Bayonne on 19Jul1919

^ Genealogy -  
Ste Uni-Air

1973* - 1978*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Stellair Transports Aeriens

1989* - 1990

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Sud Airlines

2003 - 2008

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Sun Jet

(1995*)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
SVT Air Touring (Society de Valorisation du Tourisme)

1972* - 1973*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
TAI (Transportes Aeriens Intercontinentaux)

1946* - 1963

Renamed

TAI was created on 01Jun1946 & was merged with Union Aéromaritime de Transport on 01Oct1963 to form UTA

^ Genealogy - TAI + UAT =>UTA >>Air France
TAR (Transports Aeriens Reunis)

1971 - 1975*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
TAT European Airlines

1993* - 1997

Renamed

British Airways merges TAT into Air Liberté on 26Oct199

^ Genealogy - Touraine Air Transport >Transport Aerien Transregional >TAT European Airlines >>Air Liberte >Air Lib
TAT Express

(1998*)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Taxi Air Fret

2003* - 2009*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Taxi Avia France (TAF)

1973 - 1975*

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - TAF >Avia Taxi France >>TAT European Airlines >>Air Liberte >Air Lib
TEA (Trans Europe Air)

1981* - 1981*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
TEA Europe

1993* - 1995*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
TEA France

1988* - 1991

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Touraine Air Transport

1968 - 1993*

Renamed

Touraine Air Transport commenced scheduled operations in 1968

^ Genealogy - Touraine Air Transport >Transport Aerien Transregional >TAT European Airlines >>Air Liberte >Air Lib
Trans Alsace

1993 - 1994

Inactive

Trans Alsace was formed as Jet Alsace in 1988. Ceased operations on 03Jul1994

^ Genealogy - Jet Alsace >Trans Alsace
Trans Azur Aviation

1982* - 1982*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Trans International Air Cargo

(1982)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Transavia France

2007 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Transcontinentale

(****)

Unconfirmed

 

^ Genealogy -  
Transport Aerien Transregional

1989* - 1990*

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Touraine Air Transport >Transport Aerien Transregional >TAT European Airlines >>Air Liberte >Air Lib
Transport Air Centre

1989* - 1991*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Trans-Union

1966* - 1968*

Inactive

Trans-Union SA was formed in 1966 as a reconstruction of Air Esterel

^ Genealogy -  
Twin Jet (Twinjet)

2001 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
UAR (Union Aeronautique Regionale)

1977 - 1979

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - Uni Air Rouergue >Air Rouergue >UAR
UAT (Union Aeromaritime de Transports)

1949 - 1963

Renamed

TAI was created on 01Jun1946 & was merged with Union Aéromaritime de Transport on 01Oct1963 to form UTA

^ Genealogy - TAI + UAT =>UTA >>Air France
Uni Air International (Uni-Air)

1969 - 1993

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Uni Air Rouergue

1970* - 1974

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Uni Air Rouergue >Air Rouergue >UAR
Unijet

2004* - 2004*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
UTA (Union de Transportes Aeriens)

1963 - 1990

Renamed

TAI was created on 01Jun1946 & was merged with Union Aéromaritime de Transport on 01Oct1963 to form UTA. Merged into Air France on 12Dec1990 & ceased to exist on 18Dec1992

^ Genealogy - TAI + UAT =>UTA >>Air France
Vargas Aviation

1971* - 1975*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Virgin Express

1998 - 2001

Inactive

Virgin Express (France) was founded as Air Provence Charter on 11Nov1995.Ceased operations on 20Mar1998 before renaming

^ Genealogy - Air Provence Charter >Virgin Express (France)
West Air France

2002 - 2004

Inactive

West Air France started operations as Air Provence in 1985 & renamed to Air Provence International in 1996. Acquired by West Air Sweden & renamed. Liquidated, lack of business

^ Genealogy - Air Provence >Air Provence International >West Air France
Westair

2001* - 2002

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Westair >>Aeris
XL Airways France

2006 - date

Active

Star Airlines was renamed to XL Airways France on 23Nov2006

^ Genealogy - Star Europe >Star Airlines >XL Airways (France)
Xo Airways

(2010)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Zenith Airways

(2009)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

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