Aeris (airline)

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Aeris
Aeris logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
SH AIS FRANCE CHARTER
Founded1999
Ceased operations2003
HubsToulouse-Blagnac Airport
Fleet size7
HeadquartersToulouse, France
Websitehttp://www.aeris.fr
An Aeris Boeing 737-300

Aeris was an airline company based in Toulouse, France. It was founded in 1999 and was defunct in 2003[1] after being unable to raise additional capital.

Aeris offered charter flights until 2003, after acquiring 7,612[2] slots at Orly Airport due to the bankruptcy of Air Liberté. Aeris took on passengers as a low-cost carrier, competing with EasyJet and Air France for flights between Paris and south of France. Aeris aimed for business travelers, but was only able to fill about 60% of their seat capacity. In 2003 the company missed a government deadline to raise extra capital which was extended in August 2003, with the airline hoping to raise 15m euros in the following weeks from a mixture of foreign and domestic investors.[3] At Paris, Aeris' 12,092 annual slots were redistributed after the bankruptcy.[4]

Air Tolouse International Sud Aviation Caravelle
Air Toulouse International Sud Aviation Caravelle at Dublin Airport in 1993
Air Toulouse International Boeing 737-200 in 1997

Aeris began operation with a small fleet of Boeing 737-300 aircraft and 767-300 aircraft. These were generally operated in an all-economy configuration.

Aeris operated many scheduled services with fixed timetables. However, the airline soon branched out into charter services.

Fleet[edit]

Aeris fleet
Aircraft In fleet
Boeing 737-300 5
Boeing 767-300 2
Total 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Air France, Easyjet, Wizzair... Comment les "slots" d'Aigle Azur à Orly ont été distribués". La Tribune (in French). Retrieved 2021-04-11.
  2. ^ "Another French Carrier Into Receivership | Aviation Week Network". aviationweek.com. Retrieved 2021-04-11.
  3. ^ "French airlines struggle to go low-cost". 2003-09-18. Retrieved 2021-04-11.
  4. ^ "France Redistributes Aeris Slots At Orly | Aviation Week Network". aviationweek.com. Retrieved 2021-04-11.

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