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Brit Air
BritAirlogo.png
IATA
DB
ICAO
BZH
Callsign
BRITAIR
Founded 1973
Hubs Lyon-Saint Exupéry
Paris-Orly
Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport
Frequent flyer program Flying Blue
Member lounge Departures Lounge
Alliance SkyTeam
Fleet size 41 (+ 15 orders)
Destinations 29
Parent company Air France-KLM
Headquarters Morlaix, France
Key people
Website http://www.britair.com
Canadair Regional Jet CRJ-100ER.
Canadair Regional Jet CRJ-100 landing.
For the United Kingdom-based airline, see British Airways

Brit Air is a regional airline based at Morlaix, Brittany, France,[1] operating scheduled services as an Air France franchise. Its main base is Ploujean Airport, Morlaix, and it has hubs at Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport, Paris-Orly Airport and Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport[2].

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History

The airline was established in 1973 and started operations in 1975. It was founded to provide services for business executives from western France, and introduced regular flights to London Gatwick in 1979. On 1 December 1995, Brit Air signed a franchising agreement with Air France Europe. It became a wholly owned subsidiary of Air France in October 2000. It employs 1,260 staff[2].

Destinations

Fleet

The Brit Air fleet consists of the following aircraft (at 27 December 2009):[3][4]

Brit Air Fleet
Aircraft Total Orders Passengers
(Economy)
Notes
Bombardier CRJ100ER 14 0 50
Bombardier CRJ700 15 0 70
Bombardier CRJ1000 0 15 TBA
Fokker 100 12 0 100
Total 41 15


At 11 October 2009, the average age of the Brit Air fleet is 10.9 years ([1]).

Incidents and accidents

  • On 22 June 2003, Brit Air Flight 5672 flight from Nantes to Brest, France crashed 2.3 miles short of the runway when attempting a landing at Brest airport. The aircraft's captain was the sole fatality.

References

  1. ^ "Présentation." Brit Air. Retrieved on 21 May 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International: pp. 88–89. 2007-03-27.  
  3. ^ Brit Air fleet list at ch-aviation.ch. Retrieved 2009-12-27.
  4. ^ Brit Air Fleet - Brit Air

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