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From 11 February 2011, the AIR AUSTRAL scheduled airline will be operating TWO FLIGHTS a week from BORDEAUX to ST DENIS DE LA REUNION. Thanks to this service, travellers from the Aquitaine Region will no longer have to go via Paris to head for the Indian Ocean and on to other AIR AUSTRAL destinations. Pascal Personne, President of the Board of Bordeaux Mérignac Airport, declared that he was "most enthusiastic about the opening of a permanent scheduled service between Bordeaux and this high-potential long-haul destination".
BORDEAUX / ST DENIS de la REUNION FLIGHTS
2 FLIGHTS a WEEK from 11 February 2011
RETURN FARES from €648 inclusive of tax
OUTWARD FLIGHTS: WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY
DEPARTURE from BORDEAUX: 18.05
ARRIVAL in SAINT DENIS DE LA REUNION: 07.55 the next morning
RETURN FLIGHTS: TUESDAY and THURSDAY
ARRIVAL IN BORDEAUX: 08.00 the next morning
From ST DENIS, a wide range of connecting flights by AIR AUSTRAL to the INDIAN OCEAN, ASIA and the PACIFIC.
ABOUT AIR AUSTRAL
1974: REUNION AIR SERVICE airline founded by Gérard ETHEVE, operating the first scheduled flights between St Denis and Mayotte from 1977.
1990: AIR REUNION becomes AIR AUSTRAL and consolidates the regional network operating out of REUNION ISLAND.
2003: Opening of the PARIS/ REUNION ISLAND line from Roissy/CDG and then the first flights between the French Regions and Reunion Island.
THE NETWORK (MAINLAND FRANCE / REUNION ISLAND)
PARIS/ST DENIS DE LA REUNION: daily direct flights + 2 flights via Lyon
LYON /ST DENIS DE LA REUNION: 2 direct flights a week
TOULOUSE/ST DENIS DE LA REUNION: 3 flights a week via Marseille
MARSEILLE/ST DENIS DE LA REUNION: 3 flights a week
THE INTERNATIONAL NETWORK FROM REUNION ISLAND
Mauritius, Madagascar, Mayotte, the Comoros, the Seychelles, Australia, New Caledonia, South Africa, Thailand.
THE AIR AUSTRAL FLEET
2 BOEING 777-300ER
3 BOEING 777-200ER
1 BOEING 737-300
1 BOEING 737-500
3 ATR 72-500
2 BOEING 737-800NG (delivery in December 2010)
1 BOEING 777-300ER (delivery in January 2011)
2 BOEING 777-20LR (delivery in October 2011 and May 2012)
AIR AUSTRAL SHAREHOLDERS
SEMATRA: 46.57 % (semi-public company)
PRIVATE INVESTORS: 19.32 %
BANKS: 14.45 %
AIR AUSTRAL PERSONNEL: 12.90 %
CRRC: 6.75 % (pension fund)
ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL OVERVIEW
TURNOVER: €335 million (up 20% on the €281 million for the 2008/09 financial period)
NET PROFIT (pre-tax): €6 million
OPERATING MARGIN: 1.5%
PROFITABILITY (pre-tax): 1.6%
NET POSITION: €54 million (capital + reserves)
NUMBER OF STAFF: 875
AIR AUSTRAL is a major operator on regional routes around the Indian Ocean and between MAINLAND France and REUNION ISLAND, contributing to economic growth and tourism in the Indian Ocean and boosting relations between this region, Europe, Asia and the Pacific.
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