Air France to re­sume op­er­a­tions in Turkey this year

Daily Sabah (Turkey) - - Business -

launched flights in 2018 with the Joon brand from many European cities in­clud­ing Is­tan­bul, Air France has an­nounced its de­ci­sion to re­sume op­er­a­tions with the Air France brand once again.

Fol­low­ing meet­ings with em­ploy­ees, cus­tomers and trade unions, Air France has an­nounced its de­ci­sion to ini­ti­ate a project for the fu­ture of the Joon brand and the in­te­gra­tion of air­planes and em­ploy­ees into Air France. The com­pany, which started flights with the Joon brand from many cities in­clud­ing Is­tan­bul in 2018, stressed it is dif­fi­cult for the new brand to be un­der­stood prop­erly in the eyes of cus­tomers, em­ploy­ees, the mar­ket and in­vestors, adding that the pres­ence of many brands in the avi­a­tion in­dus­try has cre­ated con­fu­sion. It was an­nounced that op­er­a­tions will be man­aged by a com­mon fleet of air­craft, while Air France will run its own fleet smoothly, us­ing a more eco­nom­i­cal cabin con­fig­u­ra­tion with the newly or­dered Air­bus A350 se­ries of air­craft.

In a press re­lease from the com­pany, it was stated that all Joon flights, in­clud­ing Is­tan­bul, whose tick­ets have been sold so far or are cur­rently on sale, will be car­ried out by Joon un­til the project is com­pleted and then taken over by Air France.

Ac­cord­ing to 2017 rev­enues, the Air France - KLM group is the fifth largest air­line in the world, worth $29.06 bil­lion.

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