French carrier Aigle Azur (ZI) plans to launch service from France to Asia. ZI CEO Meziane Idjerouidene said the new routes will be announced at the end of this year or the beginning of 2013. He did not disclose possible destinations. The carrier, which operates mainly routes in Maghrib countries, also has service to other parts of Africa and some destinations in Europe. To begin its Asian expansion, ZI will add long-haul aircraft to its fleet, which now comprises four Airbus A319s, ...

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