XL Airways

In "great economic difficulty", The low cost airline XL Airways announced on its website the suspension of its flights from Monday, September 30 (15h Paris time) until October 3 included.

Passengers traveling during this period are encouraged to contact their travel agent, travel insurance or purchase a new ticket if no solution is possible. Another low cost long haul, French Bee, has put in place special fares for passengers affected by this situation.

Placed in receivership, Thursday, September 19, the company "low cost" decided this suspension pending the decision of the Commercial Court of Bobigny on a possible recovery. XL Airways, which operates flights between Paris and several US cities (New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Miami), employs more than 570 people.

The chronically loss-making company has been affected by competition from new players in the low-cost market such as Norwegian Airlines and Level. His future is dark. On Monday, September 30, she had not found a buyer. Approached, Air France reiterated Friday its lack of interest. According to XL Airways CEO Laurent Magnin, the carrier has suffered from unbridled international competition »Low cost long haul companies and the weight of taxes and social charges in France.


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