MIAMI — Air France’s low-cost carrier Joon has announced six new routes to its Summer 2019 schedule.
The French carrier is going to be replacing Air France on five of the six new routes from Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG).
The new destinations will be Prague (PRG), Stockholm (ARN), Madrid (MAD), Saint-Martin (SXM), and Manchester (MAN).
With these six new routes, Joon will be flying to 21 destinations around the world.
The change on the Manchester route is surprising, as Air France has always considered focus cities both London-Heathrow (LHR) and MAN for feeding its long-haul network.
The MAN service will be
Flights to the other European Destinations will be operated with Joon’s Airbus A320/A321s, which will offer passengers on these flights a new travel experience with the introduction of YouJoon.
This service allows passengers to connect to an in-flight streaming service with a smartphone, tablet, or computer, which Joon says now offers a wide range of entertainment, including newspapers and magazines.
In addition to these new European routes, Joon will be operating a new service to Quito in Equador and replace Air France’s service to Saint-Martin.
These routes will be operated with the airline’s A340-300s, which will be in a tri-class configuration, with 30 lay-flat Business, 21 Premium Economy and 227 Economy seats. This is the same configuration most french carriers that operate to the Caribbean offer.
It remains unclear why Air France has handed over these routes to Joon, however, it will be posative news for the carrier as they continue to show a steady growth in a un-sure European market as BREXIT talks continue.