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Name: AIR FRANCE EUROPE
7JetSet7 Code: ANT
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: EUROPE
City: PARIS
Country: FRANCE
Employees 11140
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Background
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FOUNDED IN 1954. DOMESTIC, REGIONAL & INTERNATIONAL, SCHEDULED AND CHARTER, PASSENGER AND CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

FRANCE (FRENCH REPUBLIC) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 843, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 551,700 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 59 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS PARIS, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS FRENCH.

JANUARY 1996: AIR FRANCE (AFA) OWNS 72.3%.

BECOMES "AIR INTER EUROPE" ALTHOUGH LEGALLY IT IS REGISTERED AS AIR FRANCE EUROPE. HAS A FLEET OF 120 AIRPLANES AND WILL CARRY ABOUT 26 MILLION PASSENGER/YEAR. IN 1994 = +$4.2 MILLION, & EXPECTS -$100 MILLION FOR 1995.

POISED TO TAKE OVER REGIONAL CARRIER AIR LITTORAL OWNED BY EURALAIR (ERA) (MONTPELLIER BASED).

1995 = -$95 MILLION: 15.78 MILLION PASSENGERS (PAX), +8.8% (RPK) PASSENGER TRAFFIC, -7% PAX, 64% LF LOAD FACTOR (-2.7).

JUNE 1996: 1ST A319 OF 9 ORDERS, NOW ALL AIRBUS TWINS WITH 6 A300'S, 35 A320'S, 5 A321;S, & 4 A330'S.

JULY 1996: 2 A319'S (CFM56-5A1).

AUGUST 1996: JEAN-PIERRE GOURCOL, CHAIRMAN, RESIGNS.

-950 EMPLOYEES IN NEXT 2 YEARS.

MERGER WITH AIR FRANCE (AFA) GOING THROUGH.

WITHDREW 12 A300'S & 4 A330'S FROM SERVICE.

OCTOBER 1996: MARC VERON, PRESIDENT, PATRICE DURAND, JOHN POWER, AND AUGUSTE GAYTE, DEPUTY CEO'S.

"SHUTTLE" ORLY TO MARSEILLES, TOULOUSE & NICE (A320).

3RD A319 (CFM56-5A5). 1 A300B2-100 (CF6-50C2R), EX-HOLIDAY AIRLINES.

NOVEMBER 1996: DIDIER LUX, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE WILL REPLACE JEAN-MARIE LEROI, VP (AFA) INDUSTRIES EARLY NEXT YEAR.

3 A320'S (215; 244; 270), LEASED.

JANUARY 1997: 1 A319 (CFM56-5A4) DELIVERY.

FEBRUARY 1997: 1 A319 (CFM56-A5) DELIVERY.

APRIL 1997: FISCAL YEAR (FY) 1996 = -$114 MILLION.

3 A319'S (644; 647; 660), (ILF) 9 YEAR LEASED. 2 A320-211'S RETURNED, 1 TO GATX (GAX), 1 TO (AFA).

AUGUST 1997: 1 ORDER (1999) A319 (CFM56-5A4). NOW ORDERED 10 (6 DELIVERED).

CHRISTIAN BLANC, CHAIRMAN, RESIGNED DUE TO COMMUNIST NEW GOVERNMENT REFUSING PRIVATIZATION.

SEPTEMBER 1997: SOLD A300B2-1C (052) FOR PARTS.

OCTOBER 1997: 11,140 EMPLOYEES.

NOVEMBER 1997: 48 HOUR PILOT (FC) STRIKE. AIRLINE SUBSIDIARY IS MERGED BACK INTO THE MAIN LINE AIR FRANCE (AFA).

Fleet:
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November 1997:

7 A300.

1 A300B2-100 (CF6-50C2R), EX-(HOA).

12 +/6 OPTIONS A319-133 (CFM56-5A4), 142Y PAX.

33 A320 (CFM56-5A1) (INCL 215; 244; 270).

5 +2 ORDERS A321.

4 +10 ORDERS (DEFERRED) A330-300.

5 DASSAULT MERCURES.

5 F 100.

Management:
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CHRISTIAN BLANC, CHAIRMAN (RESIGNED 1997-09).

JEAN-PIERRE GOURCOL, MANAGING DIRECTOR (RESIGNED 1996-08).

MARC VERON, PRESIDENT (1996-10).

PATRICE DURAND, DEPUTY CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO) (1996-10).

AUGUSTE GAYTE, DEPUTY CEO (1996-10).

JOHN POWER, DEPUTY CEO (1096-10).

DIDIER LUX, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE (VP (AFA) INDUSTRIES IN 1997).

GILBERT JEHL, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE.

 
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