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Corsairfly
Corsairfly.png
IATA
SS
ICAO
CRL
Callsign
CORSAIR
Founded 1981 (as Corse Air International)
Hubs Orly Airport, Paris
Alliance TUI Airlines
Fleet size 8
Destinations 23
Parent company TUI Travel PLC
Headquarters Rungis, France
Key people Hervé Pierret
Website www.corsairfly.com

Corsair S.A. trading as Corsairfly, is an airline based in Rungis, France.[1][2] It is currently the second largest French airline after Air France and operates international scheduled and charter services to 62 European destinations, the French overseas territories, Africa and North America. Its main base is Orly Airport, Paris[3]

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History

The airline was established in 1981 and started operations on 17 May 1981 as Corse Air International. It was founded by the Corsican Rossi family and was acquired by Nouvelles Frontières, a French tour operator, in 1990 and the name was changed to "Corsair". Worldwide traffic rights were obtained in 1991. In 2000 TUI AG, one of the world's leading tour operator groups, took over Nouvelles Frontières. In 2004, Corsair aircraft were repainted with the colours of TUI, blue fuselage with the TUI-logo, like its sister airlines. At the end of 2005 the TUI Group, decided to rename all its affiliated airlines TUIfly. As an interim step Corsair aircraft were repainted with Corsairfly markings, although all airlines in the group are expected the common TUIfly brand by 2008[3].

The airline holds the record for most seats on a passenger aircraft (587 seats, on its Boeing 747-400s). [4]

Sud Aviation Caravelle of Corse Air International

Beginning 2008, the airline announced that it will look forward to expand its medium-haul network to the Mediterraneans and its long-haul network to Canada and also to the United States, where it regularly flew in the 1990s. [5] The first destination in this expansion will be Miami, Florida starting in June 2010.

Destinations

Corsairfly operates most of its flight from its hub at Paris-Orly although some flights do fly from other major French cities such as Lyon, Marseille and Toulouse

Fleet

As of January 2010, Corsairfly's fleet has eight aircraft:[6]

Corsair Fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers
Routes Notes
Airbus A330-200 2 (18/307)-325 Long-Haul Medium Density
Africa, North America, Indian Ocean
Boeing 747-400 6 (24/558)-582 Long-Haul High Density
Caribbean, French Overseas Territories

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References

  1. ^ "Historique de Corsairfly." Corsairfly. Retrieved on 2 June 2009.
  2. ^ "Nos métiers." Corsairfly. Retrieved on 23 September 2009.
  3. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International: p. 69. 2007-04-03.  
  4. ^ Corsairfly Fleet (Company Web site)
  5. ^ Corsair : Etats-Unis, Québec et Israël en ligne de mire
  6. ^ "Notre flotte." Corsairfly. Retrieved on 10 January 2010.

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Simple English

Corsairfly are a French airline based at Orly Airport. They are the second largest airline in France and fly mainly holiday flights.

History

The airline was started in 1981 and has since been bought over by TUI AG, a German tour operator. Now all of Corsairfly's aircraft have the uniform TUI colour scheme of a light blue body with white belly and red writing.

Destinations

Corsairfly fly to lots of destinations from Paris and sometimes other airports in France. They concentrate on flights to the Caribbean and French speaking African countries.

Fleet


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