Joon – the airline that had a diarrhea of a press release (Or shall we call it the low-cost end of Air France… yes, lets) have confirmed their first set of destinations, as well as start-up date.
The airline is planning to head to:
- Barcelona – 51 flights a week
- Berlin – 37 flights a week
- Lisbon – 28 flights a week
- Porto – 3 flights a week
Lead-in prices start at €39 one-way.These services will commence on the 1st December 2017.
Long haul routes have been also launched for 2018, starting to Fortaleza and Mahé.
Starting in summer 2018 in Brazil and the Seychelles:
- Fortaleza (Brazil) starting at €249 including tax: 2 weekly flights
- Mahé (Seychelles) starting at €299 including tax: 3 weekly flights
Joon have confirmed that short-haul flights will be carried out using Airbus A319/A320 aircraft, whilst long haul flights will utilise an Airbus A340.
So what about the onboard product? Well it seems Joon is going to make people pay. Business Class will have catering covered, whilst economy class will have paid option – with up to 60 items on the menu. Unlike some airlines, Joon will offer free beverages in economy class – including water, orange juice, coffee and tea.
Comfort kits are in the works too.
— air plus News (@airplusnews) September 25, 2017
The airline will offer Wireless IFE to the seat with a service called YouJoon, and when the Airbus A350’s are introduced in 2019, Inflight Internet services will be offered. USB Power at seat will be offered (although there’s no mention how much power those USB Ports will be pushing out – and with some phones and tablets today, this will become critical.
More importantly for frequent travellers, there is a formal tie-up with Air France, with Joon offering easy connections to the Air France network at Paris CDG, the ability to earn and use Flying Blue Miles, SkyPrioirty services (including fast track check-in, security and baggage drops).
The airline has announced tie ups with:
- TravelCar for secured parking and offering to rent it whilst you’re away
- Airbnb Experiences – for experiences and accommodation
- Le BHV Marais is coming up with Tour Packages of Paris
- Waynabox will help you discover destinations beyond Paris, with a 48 hour cover everything package
Meanwhile, the uniforms look very… umm. what’s the word…. Joon.
— Air France Newsroom (@AFnewsroom) September 25, 2017
— The Travelers Club (@zeTravelersClub) September 25, 2017
(Can I be the first to call out a puffa-style body warmer from the 80s as “fashion” please?)
And there is interpretative dance. Oh yes, there’s that.
— JOON (@weflyjoon) September 25, 2017
Let’s make no mistake – this is a brand within a brand airline, with this being the low-cost segment of Air France (if it likes to admit it or not), and the extra “Tres-Jolie” is an interesting touch.
How Joon will work in practice will be another issue all together I suspect.
It’s… just all so Joon.
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