Air Corsica

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Air Corsica
Air corsica logo.png
IATA
XK
ICAO
CCM
Callsign
CORSICA
Founded 1989 (as Compagnie Corse Mediterranee)
2000 (as CCM Airlines)
Commenced operations 2010
Hubs Ajaccio - Campo dell'Oro Airport
Secondary hubs
Fleet size 10
Destinations 17
Parent company Collectivité Territoriale de Corse
Headquarters Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Website aircorsica.com
Air Corsica Airbus A320

Compagnie Aérienne Corse Méditerranée S.A.E.M., trading as Air Corsica (formerly CCM Airlines), is a French regional airline with its head office on the grounds of Ajaccio – Campo dell'Oro Airport (Napoleon Bonaparte Airport) in Ajaccio, Corsica, France.[1] It operates passenger services from Corsica to continental France. Its main base is Ajaccio - Campo dell'Oro Airport, with hubs at Figari Sud-Corse Airport, Bastia - Poretta Airport and Calvi - Sainte-Catherine Airport.[2]

History[edit]

The airline was established as Compagnie Corse Mediterranee on 1 January 1989 and started services in June 1990. It changed its name to CCM Airlines in November 2000 and to Air Corsica in October 2010. A partnership with Air France has been developed and the network expanded.

The airline is owned by Collectivité Territoriale de Corse (60.37%), Air France (11.94%), Crédit Agricole (7.55%), SNCM (6.68%) and the remainder with 6 smaller investors. It has 653 employees (at March 2007).[2]

Destinations[edit]

Air Corsica operates the following services (at May 2013):

Fleet[edit]

Air Corsica Fleet[3]
Aircraft Total Orders Passengers Routes
Airbus A320-200 5 0 180 Marseille, Paris and seasonal routes
ATR 72-500 6 0 70 Ajaccio, Bastia to Marseille or Nice
Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi and Figari to Lyon

On 14 June 2005 the airline agreed the purchase of 6 new ATR 72–500 aircraft to replace ATR 72–200, in a contract worth over $100 million. Deliveries took place between late 2005 and mid 2007, with the aircraft being operated under an Air France-KLM franchise on services from the four Corsican airports to Lyon, Marseille and Nice.[4]

Partnerships[edit]

Commercial[edit]

Air Corsica operates certain flights as a franchise for Air France and Alitalia.[5]

IT systems[edit]

Air Corsica outsources its Passenger Service System, which manages reservations, inventory and pricing to Amadeus using the Altéa system.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Relations Clientèle." CCM Airlines. Retrieved on 12 February 2010. "Siège social de CCM Aéroport Napoléon Bonaparte BP 505 – 20186 AJACCIO CEDEX "
  2. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 62. 
  3. ^ Air Corsica official fleet page
  4. ^ Air International, July 2005
  5. ^ Air Corsica to Start Corsica – Rome Service Jun–Sep 2012 with Alitalia

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