Joon (airline)

Joon
IATA ICAO Callsign
JN [1] JON [1] JOON [1]
Founded July 2017
Commenced operations 1 December 2017
Hubs Charles de Gaulle Airport
Alliance SkyTeam (affiliate)
Fleet size 15
Destinations 11
Parent company Air France
Headquarters Paris, France
Key people Jean-Michel Mathieu (CEO)[2]
Website flyjoon.com

Joon S.A.S. is a French airline based at Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport. It is a subsidiary of France's flag carrier, Air France.[3]

History

Joon is aimed at young people, according to its parent company Air France[4] "Joon" sounds similar to the French word "jeune", meaning young. It will serve destinations which face heavy competition from low-cost carriers.[5] Joon commenced operations on 1 December 2017, serving short and medium-haul destinations within Europe, with initial routes to Barcelona, Berlin, Lisbon and Porto.[6][7] Long-haul destinations in the Americas, Middle East (including Dubai and Abu Dhabi in UAE, Riyadh and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia and Muscat in Oman) and Africa will be added in Summer 2018.[8]

Destinations

As of April 2018, Joon operates to the following destinations. Future plans include some markets where it will replace Air France:[5]

Country City Airport Notes Refs
BrazilFortalezaPinto Martins – Fortaleza International Airport[9]
EgyptCairoCairo International Airport[10]
FranceParisCharles de Gaulle AirportHub
GermanyBerlinBerlin Tegel Airport[11]
HungaryBudapestBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airportbegins 28 October 2018[12]
IndiaMumbaiChhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport[13]
IranTehranTehran Imam Khomeini International Airport[10]
ItalyNaplesNaples International Airport[14]
ItalyRomeLeonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport[15]
NorwayBergenBergen Airport, Fleslandbegins 28 October 2018[16]
NorwayOsloOslo Airport, Gardermoen[17]
PortugalLisbonLisbon Portela Airport
PortugalPortoPorto Airport
SpainBarcelonaBarcelona–El Prat Airport
SeychellesMahéSeychelles International Airport[9]
South AfricaCape TownCape Town International Airport[10]
TurkeyIstanbulIstanbul Atatürk Airport[18]

Fleet

Current fleet

As of August 2018, the Joon fleet consists of the following aircraft:[19]

Joon fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
C W Y Total
Airbus A320-200 7 174 174
Airbus A321-200 4 16 188 204[20]
Airbus A340-300 4 30 21 227 278 transferred from Air France[5][21]
Total 15

Fleet development

Joon also plans to operate Airbus A350-900s in the future.[22] It was announced in April of 2018 that Joon had plans to operate 28 aircraft by 2020. 18 short to medium haul and 10 long haul aircraft. However it was not announced whether the aircraft will be transferred from Air France or ordered solely for Joon.[23]

See also

References

  1. 1 2 3 "The Airline Codes Website". Airlinecodes.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-14.
  2. "Will Air France new subsidiary Joon succeed in pleasing millenials". Rude Baguette. 2017-08-29. Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  3. "Air France's New (Delusional?) Airline, Joon". One Mile at a Time. 2017-07-20. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  4. "Meet 'Joon,' Air France's new airline for Millennials". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2017-07-31.
  5. 1 2 3 aero.de - "Air France Joon - The revolution that isn't one" (German) 25 September 2017
  6. "France's Joon may target Iberian market initially - Gagey". ch-aviation. 2017-08-01. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  7. "Air France Is Starting a New Discount Carrier Aimed at Millennials". Fortune. 2017-09-25. Retrieved 2017-09-25.
  8. "YOUNG AND CONNECTED... DISCOVER JOON!" (PDF). Air France. 2017-07-20. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  9. 1 2 Air France outlines JOON operation from Dec 2017 25 September 2017
  10. 1 2 3 Air France has launched Joon, the low-cost airline
  11. airliners.de - "Air France sends Joon to Berlin" (German) 25 September 2017
  12. Air France Transfers 2 Routes to Joon in W18
  13. "Discover Mumbai with Joon | Air France - Corporate". corporate.airfrance.com. Retrieved 2018-04-29.
  14. Joon begins new services from 2018
  15. Joon begins new services from 2018
  16. Air France Transfers 2 Routes to Joon in W18
  17. Joon begins new services from 2018
  18. Joon begins new services from 2018
  19. "JOON fleet". Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  20. 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "JOON S18 expansion as of 12DEC17". Routesonline. Retrieved 2017-12-13.
  21. "Introducing Joon | Airliner World". www.airlinerworld.com. 2017-07-25. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  22. Ostrower, Jon (2017-07-20). "Congratulations Millennials, you now have your own airline". CNNMoney. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  23. "Air France's Joon to operate 28 aircraft by 2020". Air Transport Worldwide - atwonline.com. Victoria Moores. 24 April 2018. Retrieved 21 May 2018.

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