Chalair Aviation

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Chalair Aviation
Chalair Aviation logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
HubsCaen - Carpiquet Airport
Focus citiesBordeaux–Mérignac Airport
Frequent-flyer programFlying Blue
Fleet size4
HeadquartersCarpiquet, France
Key peopleAlain Battisti

Chalair Aviation is a French regional airline with its head office and base on the grounds of Caen – Carpiquet Airport in Carpiquet.[2] It operates scheduled regional services as well as charter flights for various occasions.


The airline was founded on October 1986 as Chalair by Philippe Lebaron and renamed to Chalair Aviation in 1997.[3][4] Starting 1997, besides business and freight flights, Chalair Aviation began operating a Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner for scheduled flights between Le Mans and Eindhoven and an ATR 42 between Cherbourg and Orly. Between 1997 and 2004, Chalair Aviation operated 1 Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner, 1 ATR 42-300[5] and 3 Cessna Citation II and CJ2 jets.

The airline provides scheduled services as well as corporate shuttle services, freight (including toxic and corrosive material), business and sanitary flights, pilot certification and training, aircraft management and engineering and neighboring islands and JAR Part 145 maintenance services.[6] The airline now employs a total 42 persons, among them 27 are pilots.

In July 2016, Chalair Aviation took over the Antwerp to Hamburg route from bankrupt VLM Airlines, inaugurating its first service to Germany after stopping flights between Lyon and Cologne.[7]

German startup airline brand Green Airlines selected Chalair Aviation as their operating carrier for German domestic services from February 2021.[8][9]


Former Chalair Aviation ATR 42-300
Chalair Aviation Beechcraft 1900D

Chalair Aviation operates to the following destinations under their own brand as of July 2019:



As of 11 March 2022 the Chalair Aviation consists of the following aircraft:[10][11]

Chalair Aviation fleet
Aircraft In service Passengers Notes
ATR42 3 48
ATR72 1 70


  1. ^ - Chalair Aviation fleet details retrieved 31 January 2018
  2. ^ "Access Archived 21 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine." (image). Chalair Aviation. Retrieved on 12 February 2011. "Chalair Aviation Headquarters Aéroport de Caen-Carpiquet 14650 Carpiquet France."
  3. ^ "Chalair". Airline History. Retrieved 25 November 2021.
  4. ^ - History Archived 9 August 2016 at the Wayback Machine retrieved 9 July 2016
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  6. ^ - Business aviation Archived 12 June 2016 at the Wayback Machine retrieved 9 July 2016
  7. ^ - "Chalair Aviation flies from Hamburg Airport to Antwerp" Archived 17 August 2016 at the Wayback Machine (German) 4 July 2016
  8. ^ (German) 22 October 2020
  9. ^ [1] (German) 06 December 2020
  10. ^ - Chalair Aviation fleet details retrieved 22 Mai 2022.
  11. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World. October 2019: 14.

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