HOP will be based at Paris Orly and bring existing airlines Airlinair, Brit Air, and Regional under one identity.
530 daily flights will be operated by HOP! across 136 of Air France’s domestic and regional destinations, including two links to the UK (Aberdeen and Bristol), and some flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
This announcement comes hot on the heels of Lufthansa’s recent adaptation of
Germanwings to cover its own regional flying with low cost pricing. HOP will have a similar fare structure, which will offer basic snacks and charge for bringing hold baggage.
Air France CEO Alexandre de Juniac said, “Our new regional airline will be a real asset to better serve all customer segments, in France and in Europe.”
HOP! will begin flying from the Summer 2013 timetable. You can visit its website at www.hop.fr