Air France reorganises short-haul business

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore November 24, 2014 17:16

Air France reorganises short-haul business

Air France has announced an organisation proposal that will bring together Air France’s point-to-point activity and HOP!

Starting from the summer season 2015, the short-haul activity will be operated by HOP! Air France. Its objective will be to quickly generate value for the airline Group, and recover profitability on the short-haul market within three years, the airline said in a statement.

The project includes the implementation of a new, simplified structure. Lionel Guérin, Chairman and CEO of HOP!, is tasked with implementing the new HOP! Air France activity, which will bring together the Air France Point to Point teams from Paray Vieille Poste and the HOP! teams from Rungis at a single centre in Montreuil, close to the French market sales agents. There will be no modification, transfer of employment contracts, or transfer of the teams based at Roissy or elsewhere in France.

This new structure will come into effect at the beginning of 2015, for operational implementation from the summer 2015 season onwards.

Frédéric Gagey, Air France Chairman and CEO, said: “The short-haul activity is in competition with trains, cars, and low-cost airlines. We need to restructure our company to be even more responsive, market-oriented and close to our customers. HOP! Air France provides a response adapted to the specific characteristics of the short-haul carrier activity and the travel needs of our customers. I am counting on the efforts of all staff to achieve the ambitious targets for this business”.

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore November 24, 2014 17:16