After several months of preparation, Air France has officially launched “Joon,” the airline for millennials.

Joon is a project that was first announced back in July, where the Air France group aimed to create an airline specifically for the next generation of travelers. The new airline will allow for more flexibility, further accommodating to the young individual in Europe.

According to Air France, Joon will start with 140 Air France staff serving six destinations initially from the airlines’ hub at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. Joon’s fleet will consist of Airbus A320/A321 aircraft, as well as some Airbus A340 and A350 aircraft.

Operations at Joon will begin on December 1st, 2017 with intra-Europe routes, flying to the following cities with the following frequencies:

  • Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Barcelona, Spain – 51 weekly flights (≅ 7 frequencies / day)
  • Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Berlin (Tegel), Germany – 37 weekly flights (≅ 5 frequencies / day)
  • Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Lisbon, Portugal – 28 weekly flights (4 frequencies / day)
  • Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Porto, Portugal – 3 weekly flights

All intra-Europe flights are starting at €39 per person.

Beginning in Summer of 2018, Joon will add two long-haul routes to their network:

  • Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Fortaleza, Brazil – 2 weekly flights starting at €249 per person
  • Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Mahe, Seychelles – 3 weekly flights starting at €299 per person

Along with new routes and an entire airline, Joon will expand far beyond between the two runways. According to Air France, “Joon will delight its customers’ taste buds with around sixty tasty treats, 20% of which are organic, sold on board by the crew. Enjoy a cold drink, a few appetizers, a high-energy fruit juice, fill up with vitamins or share a snack on board a flight in Europe.”

Along with expanded food and beverage service, Joon will offer a whole new in-flight streaming system, called “YouJoon.” This will be available on all devices from gate to gate, and offers hundreds of TV, movie, and kids programming to keep passengers occupied.

Perhaps one of the most noticeable changes for everyone involved is the addition of new flight crew uniforms to display the millennial vibe onboard. The uniform of Joon’s flight attendants will be made up of “classic and modern garments, with slimline trousers, sneakers, redesigned sailor stripes and a sleeveless quilted jacket.”

Maybe the biggest benefit for passengers flying Joon is the ease provided thanks to Joon being the “little sister” of Air France, one of the world’s largest airlines. Connections will be seamless at Charles de Gaulle Airport from a Joon flight to a mainline flight, “Flying Blue Miles” can be directly transferred into your SkyMiles account, and SkyPriority passengers will get the same benefits as if they were flying on Air France itself.

All media from Air France. 

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