>> An airline aimed at millennials. Air France formally launching its new lower cost airline, Joon, on Monday, hoping to attract a younger clientele and restore some roots to profitability. Joon will start off flying from Paris to six destinations. Four European cities in December from 39 Euros and two international routes next spring.
It's aimed at helping Air France compete in an increasingly intense environment. With Ryanair's recent problems highlighting the fight for passengers in the low-cost sector. Its cancellation of 2,000 flights exposes the struggle carriers face as they risk growing faster than their ability to recruit experienced pilots. Joon plans on recruiting 1,000 cabin crew staff between now and 2020 as it claims it will be a new generation travel experience, breaking with convention.
A press statement boasts of its catering, offering a menu of organic and non-organic products. Passengers' ability to access in-flight streaming on their own device, and its electric Blue look. With flight attendants wearing uniform involving sneakers, sailor stripes, and sleeveless quilted jackets. But it won't be until it takes to the skies in December that travelers will discover just how new the travel experience will be.