Irish Avro RJ85 operator CityJet is negotiating an extension to its contract to operate on behalf of Air France. In an interview with the Independent, CityJet CEO Pat Byrne expressed optimism that the airline would secure an extension of the contract, which expires in March 2018. Under the contract, CityJet bases […]
WDL Aviation‘s contract to operate on behalf of Air France came to an end on 28 October. WDL’s three BAe 146s have been solely dedicated to this contract for some time, flying primarily between Paris CDG and German destinations. BAe 146-200 D-AWUE (msn E2050) was the first to say au […]
Jota Aviation‘s contract to operate an Avro RJ on behalf of Air France subsidiary Hop! ended on 28 October. Jota began flying for Hop! on 1 August, initially using RJ85 G-JOTR (msn E2294), with RJ100 G-JOTS (msn E3355) taking over on 9 September. G-JOTR then returned on 22 September, and […]
Jota is operating Avro RJ85 G-JOTR (msn E2294) on behalf of Air France‘s regional subsidiary, Hop!. She positioned to Toulouse in the early hours of 1 August, then entered service on the morning roundtrip to Lyon (A5 4211/4212). In addition to Lyon, she has also flown services to Nice and […]
Air France-KLM announced that it has accepted Intro Aviation’s offer to buy CityJet and VLM. Intro Aviation made a firm offer to Air France-KLM for CityJet and VLM just before Christmas 2013. The deal was signed on 28 March, and the sale should be formally completed in April. CityJet will continue […]
The Irish Independent is reporting that the sale of CityJet to Intro Aviation should be completed “within a couple of weeks.” Intro made a firm offer to Air France-KLM for CityJet and VLM just before Christmas 2013. CityJet operates 22 Avro RJ85s.
Air France has reached an agreement to sell its CityJet subsidiary to Intro Aviation. Under the agreement, which is expected to close in the first quarter of 2014, Intro will pay an undisclosed sum to take over CityJet, as well as its subsidiary VLM. Cooperation with Air France would continue. Although details of what […]
Irish newspaper The Independent reports that Air France‘s negotiations with Intro Aviation for its CityJet subsidiary, which had apparently stalled a few months ago, have resumed. The paper reports that Air France’s may have agreed to pay off CityJet’s debts in an effort to break the impasse. CityJet has been losing money since 2007; in […]
French newspaper Le Figaro reports that Intro Aviation’s period of exclusivity to buy Air France‘s CityJet subsidiary has lapsed without an agreement being reached. Talks are continuing, but other potential buyers may now also make offers.
Bloomberg is reporting that Air France KLM has selected Germany’s Intro Aviation as the preferred bidder for its CityJet subsidiary. Ireland’s ASL Aviation had been the other main candidate. Intro Aviation has previously invested in several airlines in the past, including Deutsche BA and LTU, and currently controls Austrian regional airline Intersky. It was […]