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XL Airways France
IATA
SE
ICAO
XLF
Callsign
STARWAY
Founded 1995 (Société de Transport Aérien Régional SA)
Bases Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport
Fleet size 6
Destinations 52
Parent company XL Leisure Group (?-2008)
Straumur-Burdaras Investment Bank (2008-present)
Headquarters Tremblay-en-France, France
Key people Laurent Magnin (CEO)
Website www.xlairways.fr

XL Airways France is a French airline based at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. It has its head office in Bâtiment Mars in Continental Square II on the grounds of Charles de Gaulle Airport and in Tremblay-en-France, France.[1][2][3] The airline operates scheduled flights mainly to long-haul destinations in Africa and the Middle East and charter flights to medium-haul destinations in the Mediterranean, and it also serves destinations to the Caribbean.

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History

Formed as Star Airlines in 1995, the airline was previously owned by Transat A.T., before being sold to and taken over by the XL Leisure Group.

On 11 September 2008, it was announced that the XL Leisure Group had filed for administration, although initially Simon Calder confirmed the group's website was still taking bookings, the group folded the next morning on 12 September.[4] The same day, Straumur-Burdaras Investment Bank acquired XL Airways France and its German sister company, XL Airways Germany.[5]

From 30 March 2010, all Europe Airpost flights to and from Tangier and Paris-Charles de Gaulle will be operate by XL Airways France.

Destinations

XL Airways France serves 52 destinations across Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Europe and North America (at October 2009).

Fleet

A Star Airlines Airbus A320-214. (2006)
A Star Airlines Airbus A320-214 takes off from Stuttgart Airport, Germany. (2006)

The XL Airways France fleet consists of the following aircraft (at 18 February 2010):[6][7]

XL Airways France Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Passengers
E Y Total
Airbus A320-200 3 0
16
180
156
180
172
Airbus A330-200 2 21 343 364
Boeing 737-800 1 22 167 189
Total 6


Lease fleet for summer 2010:

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