Air Littoral

Nice, Marseille, Montpellier, Paris -Orly

Air Littoral was a French regional airline based in Le Castellet.


Air Littoral was founded in 1973.

From 1991 to 1992 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines held a stake of 35 % in the company. In 1998, acquired the parent company of Swissair, SAirGroup, 44 % of Air Littoral, this proportion was later expanded to 49%. During the same period, she was a member of the initiated by Swissair airline alliance Qualiflyer Group and would later merge with the other SAirGroup holdings Air Liberté and AOM. As a result of the bankruptcy of Swissair in 2001 did not materialize this and the shares were sold to the former CEO of Air Littoral, Marc Dufour.

On 17 February 2004, a court ordered the closure of the Air Littoral after her license had been revoked by the authorities previously as a result of insolvency. Several rescue and takeover attempts had failed.


For adjustment of air operations for the fleet of Air Littoral consisted of 17 aircraft:

Previously, the company had, inter alia, following aircraft types operated:

  • ATR -42
  • ATR -72
  • Beechcraft 1900
  • Embraer EMB 110
  • Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia
  • Fokker F28
  • Fokker 70
  • Fokker 100
  • North 262
  • Swearingen Metro.