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Formed in 2002 and started operations in 2003. The airline is named after the original Reunion name, Isle Bourbon. International, scheduled and charter, passenger and cargo, jet airplane services.
Aerport de Lyon-Bron, Batiment A
F-69500 Bron, France
70 Route de Cambaie
F-97460 St Paul, Reunion
February 2003: A340-211 (CFM56-5C2) (031, /93 F-OITN "BORA BORA"), 36C, 250Y, ex-Tahiti Nui (NUI), Airbus (AFIS) 7 year leased. Air France (AFA), maintenance and technical support. To start operations to Paris (Orly)/Lyon in 5/03.
March 2003: Plans its inaugural flight for 5/03 between Reunion and Paris Orly, with return flights to Paris every Tues, Thurs & Saturday, with return flights from Reunion to Lyons on Mondays.
Parent organization/shareholders: Eric Lazarus (100%).
July 2003: Starts Paris Orly to La Reunion (A340, 4/week).
(T: 45 65 65). (FAX: 45 66 66).
November 2003: In 5/04, St Denis-Milan (MXP) (weekly).
December 2003: In 4/04, St Denis-Milan (MXP)-Lyon (weekly).
June 2004: Paris (Orly)-Moroni (weekly).
October 2004: 130 employees. SITA; LYNKKZN.
Paris Orly-Marseille-Moroni (weekly). In 11/04, Reunion-Lyon-Marseille-Reunion (weekly).
November 2004: (IATA) Code: ZN - 665. (ICAO) Code: BUB - BOURBON.
December 2004: Suspended operations.
The airline blamed local authorities for refusing to grant a loan.