Air Méditerranée

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Air Méditerranée
Air Mediterranee.jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Ceased operations15 February 2016
HubsCharles de Gaulle Airport
Focus cities
SubsidiariesHermes Airlines
Fleet size6
HeadquartersJuillan, France
Key peopleAntoine Ferretti, CEO

Air Méditerranée was a French charter airline headquartered on the property of the Tarbes–Lourdes–Pyrénées Airport in Juillan.[1] It operated chartered passenger and cargo flights, mostly to and from Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport.


Air Méditerranée was established and started operations in 1997 and had its headquarters in Le Fauga, near Toulouse.[2] In January 2015, the airline filed for receivership. By January 2016, there had been offers by potential investors to secure new funds for the struggling airline with no final decision made by the authorities.[3]

The only incident of the airline occurred in February 2016 where a man urinated on a passenger over not being allowed to smoke on the flight. However, the victim fought back. The flight was diverted to Lyon, where both passengers were arrested.

On 15 February 2016 the airline was liquidated by the courts after amassing debts of €60m and all aircraft were returned to their lessors.[4][5]



Air Méditerranée Airbus A321-200

Prior to ceasing operations, the Air Méditerranée fleet consisted of the following aircraft:[6]

Air Méditerranée fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A321-100 3 220
Airbus A321-200 2 220
Boeing 737-500 1 131
Total 6


  1. ^ "Conditions d'utilisation du site Web d’Air Méditerranée." (Archive) Air Méditerranée. Retrieved on 30 April 2012. "Aéroport de Tarbes Lourdes Pyrénées 65290 Juillan, France "
  2. ^ Home page. Air Méditerranée. Retrieved on 23 February 2010.
  3. ^ - Another bid for Air Méditerranée as D-Day nears 10 January 2016
  4. ^ Air Méditerranée Liquidated
  5. ^ "End of the line for Air Mediterranee". Airliner World. April 2016: 7.
  6. ^ Air Méditerranée fleet list at

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