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    Air France to Create New Subsidiary to Focus on Long-Haul Activity

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    French flag carrier Air France will create a subsidiary to carry out long-haul flights, French media report.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The new project will be presented on Thursday, La Tribune said on Wednesday, adding that the name of the new subsidiary will be revealed only then.

    The subsidiary will not be positioning itself as a low-cost airline, the newspaper said, explaining that it will focus on both business and leisure customers and will carry out short and medium-haul flights in addition to the long ones.

    The new subsidiary company will use registered volunteer Air France pilots who will operate A240 aircraft, as well as the new A350 planes, starting from 2019, according to La Tribune.

    On Wednesday, Air France confirmed the appointment of Franck Terner, head of Air France-KLM’s engineering and maintenance unit, as the new CEO. On Thursday, Air France is expected to introduce a new strategic plan of the company’s development.

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