• Joe Breitfeller

Air France Signs New Codeshare Agreement With French Regional Carrier Chalair

Air France announced Thursday the signing of a new codeshare agreement with French regional carrier Chalair. The new codeshared routes will be serviced with ATR 72/48 turboprop aircraft.


Chalair ATR 72 - Courtesy Air France

Today, Air France announced a new codeshare agreement with French regional carrier Chalair Aviation. The new agreement will provide seamless connections from French regions, providing guests convenient access to Air France’s global network. The agreement is effective today and will link Paris-Orly with Agen, Limoges and Quimper. Additionally, Lyon will offer convenient connections to La Rochelle (via Poitiers), Limoges and Poitiers.


From Paris-Orly, passengers will be offered two daily flights to Amgen Monday through Friday and one flight on Sunday. Likewise, the Paris-Orly to Limoges service will be available twice daily M-F and once on Sunday. Travelers to Quimper will enjoy the convenience of three daily flights (M-F), one flight on Saturday and two flights on Sunday. Air France guests travelling from Lyon will be offered two daily flights to La Rochelle (via Poitiers) on weekdays and one flight on Sunday. Limoges service from Lyon will also be offered twice daily on weekdays and once on Sunday. Naturally, the Lyon-Poitiers-La Rochelle route will operate twice daily on weekdays, and once on Sunday as well.


The Air France routes codeshared with Chalair will be operated with 70-seat ATR 72 and 48-seat ATR 42 turboprop aircraft. In addition to the seamless connections provided by the new codeshare agreement, customers of both airlines will enjoy the convenience of having their baggage checked through to their final destination. Business Class passengers, Club 2000 members and Platinum & Gold Air France-KLM Flying Blue frequent flyer members will benefit from SkyPriority services at the airport and onboard Chalair flights. Flying Blue members will also earn miles and XPs.


Air France-KLM is the leading airline group in Europe, based on international departures. Customers of the Air-France-KLM Group (including Transavia) have access to an expansive network with 312 destinations in 116 countries. The Group operates a fleet of 554 aircraft and serves over 100M passengers annually with up to 2,300 daily departures from their Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol hubs.


Founded in 1986, rapidly growing Chalair Aviation has over 33 years of aeronautical experience and is on of the three oldest airlines in France. The carrier operates a fleet of 15 aircraft including ATR 72s, ATR 42s and Beech 1900 Ds, seating between 19 and 70 customers. Chalair currently operates over 160 weekly flights from 17 French airports.



Source(s): Air France, Chalair