Flandre Air

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Flandre Air
IATA ICAO Callsign
IX FRS
Founded1977
Ceased operations2001 (merged into Régional)
Operating basesLille Airport
HeadquartersLesquin, France
A Flandre Air Embraer 120.

Flandre Air (IATA: IX, ICAO: FRS) was a French regional airline headquartered at Lille Airport and in Lesquin, France,[1] near Lille.[2]

The airline began as a charter airline in 1977. It began scheduled services in 1985. In October 1997 Flandre Air became the European launch customer of the Embraer RJ-135. In November 1998 Flandre Air signed a franchise agreement with Air Liberté, which began in January 1999. In October 1999 Proteus Airlines acquired Flandre Air.[3] On 30 March 2001 Flandre, Proteus, and Regional Airlines merged into Régional Compagnie Aérienne Européenne.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight International. 26 March-1 April 1997. "44.
  2. ^ a b "History Archived 2012-02-27 at the Wayback Machine." Régional Compagnie Aérienne Européenne. Retrieved on 2 May 2010.
  3. ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight International. 27 March-2 April 2001. 74.