Virgin Express France

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Virgin Express France
VEX .svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded1978; 44 years ago (1978)
(as Air Provence Charter)
Commenced operations23 April 1996; 26 years ago (1996-04-23)
(as Virgin Express France)
Ceased operations1 March 1999; 23 years ago (1999-03-01)
HubsCharles de Gaulle Airport
Frequent-flyer programFlight Club
Fleet size10
Parent companyVirgin Express
Key peopleRichard Branson (chairman of Virgin Group)

Virgin Express France S.A. was a French subsidiary of Virgin Express, with its head office on the grounds of Charles de Gaulle Airport in Tremblay-en-France.[1][2]


The airline founded as Air Provence Charter in 1978, it flew Boeing 737 Classic aircraft.[1] After EuroBelgian Airlines was renamed Virgin Express,[3] Air Provence was renamed Virgin Express France in 1996.[1]

A Virgin Express (Air Provence Charter) Boeing 737-400 taxiing at Faro Airport in 1997

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  1. ^ a b c "World Airline Directory." Flight International. 24–30 March 1999. 111.
  2. ^ "Plan interactif." Tremblay-en-France. Retrieved on 20 September 2009.
  3. ^ "Fresh start for Virgin Express ." Flight International. 1 November 1998. Retrieved on 23 October 2009.

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