Air Corsica

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

Compagnie Aérienne Corse Méditerranée S.A.E.M. (Corsican: Cumpagnia Aerea Corsa Mediterrania), 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 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. 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.[3]

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 (as of March 2007).[2] Air Corsica operates certain flights as a franchise for Air France and Alitalia.[4] Air Corsica outsources its Passenger Service System, which manages reservations, inventory and pricing to Amadeus using the Altéa system.

Destinations[edit]

France/Corsica
Ajaccio (Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport)
Bastia (Bastia Poretta Airport)
Calvi (Calvi Airport)
Figari (Figari–Sud Corse Airport)
Lyon (Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport)
Marseille (Marseille Provence Airport)
Nice (Nice Côte d'Azur Airport)
Paris (Orly Airport)
Toulouse (Toulouse–Blagnac Airport)

Seasonal Destinations

France

Clermont-Ferrand (Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport)
Dole (Dole–Jura Airport)
Nantes (Nantes Atlantique Airport)
Toulon (Toulon–Hyères_Airport)

Belgium

Charleroi (Brussels South Charleroi Airport)

Terminated destinations

Liège (Liège Airport)

Codeshare agreements[edit]

Air Corsica has codeshare agreements with the following airlines:[5]

Fleet[edit]

Air Corsica Airbus A320

The Air Corsica fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2016):[6]

Air Corsica Fleet
Aircraft Total Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A320-200 5 180
ATR 72-500 5 70
Total 10

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 International, July 2005
  4. ^ Air Corsica to Start Corsica – Rome Service Jun–Sep 2012 with Alitalia
  5. ^ "Profile on Air Corsica". CAPA. Centre for Aviation. Archived from the original on 2016-11-03. Retrieved 2016-11-03. 
  6. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2016): 14. 

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