AS AIR FRANCE BEGINS PREPARING to deploy the A380 as the first European airline to fulfill its strategy to be a dominant long-haul player, regional operations seem almost trivial. Nonetheless, it does cherish its little ones. The French pillar of the Air France KLM Group works with five regional carriers, three of which are wholly owned: Morlaix-based Brit Air, Dublin-based CityJet and Regional-Compagnie Aerienne Europeenne, the latter an amalgamation of three airlines (see box, p. 68). Air ...

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