September 26, 2017
Air France’s New ‘Millennial Airline’ Joon Launching December 2017

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On December 1, 2017, Air France will commence flights on its new subsidiary airline “Joon.” The new airline is intended to cater to a younger clientele between the ages of 18 to 35 (millennials). The company defines the airline as a mix between a low-cost carrier and a mainstream carrier. Joon will be based in Paris Charles de Gaulle airport alongside its parent company Air France.

 

Joon will initially start flights to cities such as: Barcelona, Berlin, Lisbon, and Porto. However, the destinations will not be limited to Europe. The nouveau airline will start long-haul routes once it acquires capable aircraft. Long-haul destinations will include: Fortaleza, Brazil and Mahe, Seychelles. The initial fleet will consist of six Airbus A321-200 aircraft flying to European destinations. Joon is leasing these from parent company Air France. Service is as follows:



  • Paris (CDG)-Barcelona (BCN) 51 times a week
  • Paris (CDG)-Berlin Tegel (TXL) 37 times a week
  • Paris (CDG)-Lisbon (LIS) 26 times a week
  • Paris (CDG)-Porto (OPO) 3 times a week

Joon is adding up to four former Air France Airbus A340-300s to its fleet next year for the following long-haul service:


  • Paris (CDG)-Fortaleza (FOR) 2 times a week
  • Paris (CDG)-Mahe (SEZ) 3 times a week

Fares within Europe start as low as 39 euros each way in December 2017. Long-haul fares to Fortaleza will start at 249 euros each way while fares to Mahe will start at 299 euros each way. The long-haul routes are expected to launch in Summer 2018. However, the Joon website is not up yet, so you currently have to book through the Air France site.

 

In a market dominated by low-cost competition like Ryanair, easyJet, and Norwegian, let’s see how Joon will succumb. If you have a minute, checkout this very strange promo video they put out and let me know what you think of it.


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