Joon (airline)
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Joon Airline
Joon
Joon logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
JN [1] JON [1] JOON [1]
FoundedJuly 2017
Commenced operations1 December 2017
Ceased operations27 June 2019 (merged with Air France)
HubsCharles de Gaulle Airport
Frequent-flyer programFlying Blue
AllianceSkyTeam (affiliate)
Fleet size16
Destinations14
Parent companyAir France
HeadquartersParis, France
Key people[2]
Websiteflyjoon.com(defunct)

Joon S.A.S. was a French airline based at Charles de Gaulle Airport, north of Paris.[3] Founded in 2017 as a subsidiary of Air France, the airline ceased operations on 27 June 2019, and was merged back into Air France.[4]

History

Joon was aimed at young people, according to its parent company Air France,[5] with the word "Joon" sounding similar to the French word jeune, meaning young. It intended to serve destinations with heavy competition from low-cost carriers.[6] Joon commenced operations on 1 December 2017, serving short and medium-haul destinations within Europe, with initial routes to Barcelona, Berlin, Lisbon and Porto.[7][8] Long-haul destinations in the Americas and Africa were added in Summer 2018.[9]

In April 2018, it was announced that Joon had plans to operate 28 aircraft by 2020, consisting of 18 short to medium haul and 10 long haul aircraft. However, it was not specified whether the aircraft would be transferred from Air France or ordered solely for Joon.[10] Some of the long haul aircraft Joon planned to operate were Airbus A350-900s.[11]

On 29 November 2018, French newspaper Le Figaro reported that Air France-KLM's newly appointed CEO, Benjamin Smith, was considering dissolving Joon and reintegrating its operations into those of Air France, however no decision had been made by the board at the time.[12] On 10 January 2019, Air France confirmed that it would reabsorb Joon's aircraft and staff by 26 June 2019.[13][14][4]

Fleet

A former Joon Airbus A340-300
A former Joon Airbus A321-200
A former Joon Airbus A320

As of 27 June 2019, at the time of the airline's reintegration, Joon operated the following aircraft:

Joon Fleet
Aircraft In
Service
Orders Passengers Notes
C W Y Total
Airbus A320-200 7 174 174 Transferred to Air France.
Airbus A321-200 4 16 188 204[15]
Airbus A340-300 5 30 21 227 278
Total 16

Destinations

Joon had operated to the following destinations as of 27 June 2019, with some destinations already discontinued by that date:

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "The Airline Codes Website". Airlinecodes.co.uk. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Will Air France new subsidiary Joon succeed in pleasing millenials". Rude Baguette. 2017-08-29. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Schlappig, Ben (20 July 2017). "Air France's New (Delusional?) Airline, Joon". One Mile at a Time. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s Liu, Jim (22 February 2019). "Air France to conclude JOON brand in late-June 2019". Routesonline. UBM (UK) Ltd.
  5. ^ "Meet 'Joon,' Air France's new airline for Millennials". USA TODAY. Retrieved .
  6. ^ aero.de - "Air France Joon - The revolution that isn't one" (German) 25 September 2017
  7. ^ "France's Joon may target Iberian market initially - Gagey". ch-aviation. 2017-08-01. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "Air France Is Starting a New Discount Carrier Aimed at Millennials". Fortune. 2017-09-25. Retrieved .
  9. ^ "YOUNG AND CONNECTED... DISCOVER JOON!" (PDF). Air France. 2017-07-20. Retrieved .
  10. ^ Moores, Victoria (24 April 2018). "Air France's Joon to operate 28 aircraft by 2020". Air Transport Worldwide - atwonline.com. Retrieved 2018.
  11. ^ Ostrower, Jon (2017-07-20). "Congratulations Millennials, you now have your own airline". CNNMoney. Retrieved .
  12. ^ Collet, Valérie (29 November 2018). "Air France prête à stopper l'aventure Joon" [Air France ready to stop the Joon adventure]. Le Figaro (in French).
  13. ^ "Air France looking to scrap low-cost airline Joon". BBC News. BBC. 10 January 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  14. ^ Wert, Jakob (10 January 2019). "Air France confirms plans to close down Joon brand". International Flight Network. Retrieved 2019.
  15. ^ Liu, Jim (13 December 2017). "JOON S18 expansion as of 12DEC17". Routesonline. UBM (UK) Ltd. Retrieved 2017.
  16. ^ Air France outlines JOON operation from Dec 2017 25 September 2017
  17. ^ a b c Liu, Jim (8 October 2018). "Air France moves additional European points to JOON in S19". Routesonline. UBM (UK)Ltd. Retrieved 2019.
  18. ^ a b c Noëth, Bart (30 November 2017). "Air France has launched Joon, the low-cost airline "with a new generation travel experience"". aviation24.be. Retrieved 2019.
  19. ^ Zhang, Benjamin. "Air France just launched a 'boutique' airline for millennials -- here's everything we know". Business Insider. Retrieved 2019.
  20. ^ airliners.de - "Air France sends Joon to Berlin" (German) 25 September 2017
  21. ^ a b Liu, Jim (23 April 2018). "Air Frances moves 2 European destinations to JOON in W18". Routesonline. UBM (UK) Ltd. Retrieved 2019.
  22. ^ "Discover Mumbai with Joon". Air France. Retrieved .
  23. ^ a b c Liu, Jim (13 December 2017). "JOON S18 expansion as of 12DEC17". Routesonline. UBM (UK) Ltd. Retrieved 2019.
  24. ^ a b c "Air France brand to disappear from Portugal". theportugalnews.com. Retrieved 2019.
  25. ^ Liu, Jim (28 September 2018). "Air France moves St. Maarten to JOON service in S19". Routesonline. UBM (UK) Ltd. Retrieved 2019.

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