Category: IFE

VIRGIN – ON THE EDGE OF THE ATLANTIC

1 October 2018 Off

Virgin Atlantic, a trading name of Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited and Virgin Atlantic International Limited is a British airline established in 1984 as British Atlantic Airways in Crawley, United Kingdom. The company was created by Randolph Fields and Alan Hellary to fly between London and the Falkland Islands. After having changed the name to Virgin…

By Florian Polycarpe

CATHAY PACIFIC – LIFE WELL TRAVELLED

4 September 2018 Off

This is in 1946, that two men decided to found an airline in Hong Kong, initially based in Shanghai, they rapidly moved to Hong Kong. Cathay Pacific was born. They initially flew to Asian destinations like Manilla, Singapore or Bangkok. The 80’s were the consecration for Cathay. They received their first Boeing 747 in 1979…

By Alex

KLM – THE OLD QUEEN FROM AMSTERDAM TO SEOUL

6 August 2018 Off

Ninety-nine years ago, the oldest existing airline was born. From 2004, the Netherlands’ pride airline enjoys marriage with Air France, thus offering more than 300 destinations to their customers from Paris-CDG and Amsterdam-Schipol. Together, sisters evolve in the second biggest alliance: Skyteam. Today KLM operates 119 aircrafts, from 737 to A330 and 777 but also,…

By Florian Polycarpe

JOON – HOLIDAYS IN THE AIR

3 July 2018 Off

Who’s Joon? It’s the last creation of Air France. Joon is not a low-cost airline, contrary to what many people think. Joon is an airline that targets young travelers, especially the Millennials! They operate medium-haul flights to Barcelona since the 1st December of 2017 (Berlin, Istanbul, Lisbon, Naples, Oslo, Porto, Rome also joined the network)…

By Alex

KOREAN AIR – A MAJESTY SERVING SOUTH KOREA

6 June 2018 Off

In 1962, South Korea gives birth to its national pride, Korean Air (as Korean Air Lines). In 1984, after being bought by the Hanjin group, it takes her current name, just before Seoul’s Olympic games. At the beginning of 70’s, KAL takes rank and start its Boeing 747’s routes from Seoul on Trans-Pacific legs; it…

By Florian Polycarpe

CHINA AIRLINES – THE CHERRY BLOSSOM’S DYNASTY

8 May 2018 Off

China Airlines, the national airline of the Republic of China (Taiwan) was born at the end of 1959, operating mainly charter flights. In the following decade the Taiwanese company launched its first commercial lines, firstly on domestic routes linking Taipei to Hualien then China exercised on the international leg by connecting its capital and based…

By Florian Polycarpe

AIR CANADA – THE MAPLE SPIRIT

2 April 2018 Off

Air Canada is the flag carrier and the largest Canadian airline by fleet size and passengers carried founded in 1937 as Trans-Canada Air Lines. Its name was changed by an Act of Parliament from Trans-Canada Air Lines to Air Canada in 1964. The airline, privatized in 1989, is now owned by the ACE Aviation Holdings…

By Alex

LA COMPAGNIE BOUTIQUE AIRLINE – FROM PARIS WITH CHIC

5 March 2018 Off

“La Compagnie”, by its full name, “La Compagnie Boutique Airline”, is a French airline founded in 2013 by Frantz Yvelin, former founder of “L’Avion”. The airline started with flights from London and Paris to New York but only retained the latter at a rate of two daily flights since the announcement of the Brexit by…

By Alex

AIR ARABIA – THE MAGHREB AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

6 February 2018 Off

Air Arabia Maroc is a Moroccan low-cost airline operating from different hubs in Morocco, set up as a joint venture between various Moroccan investors and Air Arabia in 2009. Indeed, the airline’s main hub is Casablanca’s Mohammed V International airport. The secondary hubs are Agadir, Fès, Nador and Tangier airports. Air Arabia Maroc operates 8…

By Florian Polycarpe

ASL AIRLINES – AIRPLANES SERVING MEN

8 January 2018 Off

ASL Airlines is a French airline operating regular, charter but also cargo flights from Paris CDG. It started its operations in 2001 on the vestiges of the Aéropostale, the famous airline which operated the flight for the French post from its based country to Africa and South America thanks to famous pilots such as Antoine…

By Florian Polycarpe