Joon (airline)

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Joon logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
JN [1] JON [1] JOON [1]
FoundedJuly 2017 (split from Air France)
Commenced operations1 December 2017
Ceased operations27 June 2019 (re-absorbed into Air France)
HubsCharles de Gaulle Airport
Frequent-flyer programFlying Blue
AllianceSkyTeam (affiliate)
Fleet size16
Parent companyAir France
HeadquartersParis, France
Key people Jean-Michel Mathieu (CEO)[2]

Joon S.A.S. was a French airline based at Charles de Gaulle Airport, north of Paris.[3] Founded in 2017 as a subsidiary of Air France, the airline ceased operations on 27 June 2019, and was merged back into Air France.[4]


Joon was aimed at young people, according to its parent company Air France,[5] with the word "Joon" sounding similar to the French word jeune, meaning young. It intended to serve destinations with heavy competition from low-cost carriers, reducing costs via lower-paid cabin crew.[6] Joon commenced operations on 1 December 2017, serving short and medium-haul destinations within Europe, with initial routes to Barcelona, Berlin, Lisbon and Porto.[7][8] Long-haul destinations in the Americas and Africa were added in Summer 2018.[9]

In April 2018, it was announced that Joon had plans to operate 28 aircraft by 2020, consisting of 18 short to medium haul and 10 long haul aircraft. However, it was not specified whether the aircraft would be transferred from Air France or ordered solely for Joon.[10] Some of the long haul aircraft Joon planned to operate were Airbus A350-900s.[11]

On 29 November 2018, French newspaper Le Figaro reported that Air France–KLM's newly appointed CEO, Benjamin Smith, was considering dissolving Joon and reintegrating its operations into those of Air France, however no decision had been made by the board at the time.[12] On 10 January 2019, Air France confirmed that it would reabsorb Joon's aircraft and staff by 26 June 2019.[13][14][4]


A former Joon Airbus A340-300
A former Joon Airbus A321-200
A former Joon Airbus A320

As of 27 June 2019, at the time of the airline's reintegration, Joon operated the following aircraft:

Joon Fleet
Aircraft In
Orders Passengers Notes
C W Y Total
Airbus A320-200 7 174 174 Transferred to Air France.
Airbus A321-200 4 16 188 204[15]
Airbus A340-300 5 30 21 227 278
Total 16


Joon had operated to the following destinations as of 27 June 2019, with some destinations already discontinued by that date:

Country City Airport Notes Refs
Brazil Fortaleza Pinto Martins – Fortaleza International Airport Terminated [16][4]
Czech Republic Prague Václav Havel Airport Prague [17][4]
Egypt Cairo Cairo International Airport [18][4]
France Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Hub [19][4]
Germany Berlin Berlin Tegel Airport [20][4]
Hungary Budapest Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport [21][4]
India Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport Terminated [22][4]
Iran Tehran Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport Terminated [18]
Italy Rome Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport [23][4]
Mauritius Port Louis Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport Terminated [17][4]
Norway Bergen Bergen Airport, Flesland Terminated [21][4]
Oslo Oslo Airport, Gardermoen [23][4]
Portugal Lisbon Lisbon Airport Terminated [24][4]
Porto Porto Airport [24]
Saint Maarten Philipsburg Princess Juliana International Airport Seasonal [25][4]
South Africa Cape Town Cape Town International Airport [18][4]
Spain Barcelona Josep Tarradellas Barcelona–El Prat Airport [24][4]
Madrid Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport [17][4]
Sweden Stockholm Stockholm Arlanda Airport [17][4]
United Kingdom Manchester Manchester Airport Terminated [23][4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "The Airline Codes Website". Archived from the original on 2017-11-11. Retrieved 2017-11-14.
  2. ^ "Will Air France new subsidiary Joon succeed in pleasing millenials". Rude Baguette. 2017-08-29. Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  3. ^ Schlappig, Ben (20 July 2017). "Air France's New (Delusional?) Airline, Joon". One Mile at a Time. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t Liu, Jim (22 February 2019). "Air France to conclude JOON brand in late-June 2019". Routesonline. UBM (UK) Ltd.
  5. ^ "Meet 'Joon,' Air France's new airline for Millennials". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2017-07-31.
  6. ^ - "Air France Joon - The revolution that isn't one" (German) 25 September 2017
  7. ^ "France's Joon may target Iberian market initially - Gagey". ch-aviation. 2017-08-01. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  8. ^ "Air France Is Starting a New Discount Carrier Aimed at Millennials". Fortune. 2017-09-25. Retrieved 2017-09-25.
  9. ^ "YOUNG AND CONNECTED... DISCOVER JOON!" (PDF). Air France. 2017-07-20. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  10. ^ Moores, Victoria (24 April 2018). "Air France's Joon to operate 28 aircraft by 2020". Air Transport Worldwide - Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  11. ^ Ostrower, Jon (2017-07-20). "Congratulations Millennials, you now have your own airline". CNNMoney. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  12. ^ Collet, Valérie (29 November 2018). "Air France prête à stopper l'aventure Joon" [Air France ready to stop the Joon adventure]. Le Figaro (in French).
  13. ^ "Air France looking to scrap low-cost airline Joon". BBC News. BBC. 10 January 2019. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  14. ^ Wert, Jakob (10 January 2019). "Air France confirms plans to close down Joon brand". International Flight Network. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  15. ^ Liu, Jim (13 December 2017). "JOON S18 expansion as of 12DEC17". Routesonline. UBM (UK) Ltd. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  16. ^ Air France outlines JOON operation from Dec 2017 25 September 2017
  17. ^ a b c d Liu, Jim (8 October 2018). "Air France moves additional European points to JOON in S19". Routesonline. UBM (UK)Ltd. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  18. ^ a b c Noëth, Bart (30 November 2017). "Air France has launched Joon, the low-cost airline "with a new generation travel experience"". Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  19. ^ Zhang, Benjamin. "Air France just launched a 'boutique' airline for millennials — here's everything we know". Business Insider. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  20. ^ - "Air France sends Joon to Berlin" (German) 25 September 2017
  21. ^ a b Liu, Jim (23 April 2018). "Air Frances moves 2 European destinations to JOON in W18". Routesonline. UBM (UK) Ltd. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  22. ^ "Discover Mumbai with Joon". Air France. Retrieved 2018-04-29.
  23. ^ a b c Liu, Jim (13 December 2017). "JOON S18 expansion as of 12DEC17". Routesonline. UBM (UK) Ltd. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  24. ^ a b c "Air France brand to disappear from Portugal". Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  25. ^ Liu, Jim (28 September 2018). "Air France moves St. Maarten to JOON service in S19". Routesonline. UBM (UK) Ltd. Retrieved 13 March 2019.

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