Aeris offered charter flights until 2003, after acquiring 7,612 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. At Paris, Aeris' 12,092 annual slots were redistributed after the bankruptcy.
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.
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