Joon (JN, Paris CDG) has formally inaugurated flight operations with its maiden commercial services from Paris CDG to each of Berlin Tegel, Lisbon, Porto, and Barcelona El Prat having taken off on Friday, December 1. Operations are on-board A320-200s transferred from parent carrier, Air France (AF, Paris CDG).

Speaking a day earlier on the budget brand's formal presentation to the public, Franck Terner, CEO of Air France, said other destinations to roll out from March 25, 2018 onwards would include Istanbul Atatürk (7x weekly), Naples Int'l (14x weekly), Oslo Gardermoen (18x weekly), Rome Fiumicino (49x weekly), and Cairo Int'l (7x weekly).

ch-aviation analysis of schedule data shows A321-200-operated services are provisionally set to begin on March 25, 2018, with four aircraft to operate from Paris CDG to each of Barcelona, Rome Fiumicino, Lisbon, Oslo, and Berlin Tegel.

Longhaul services using A340-300s will commence with Cape Town (3x weekly, from April 1) and Tehran Imam Khomeini (3x weekly, from April 2) with Fortaleza and Mahé to follow further on in the summer season as previously announced.

Joon secured its Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) and Air Operator's Licence (AOL) from the French authorities late last month. It runs its services under an (ACMI) agreement with Air France under which Joon is contracted to operate certain Air France scheduled flights.

Established in July of this year, Joon is Air France's response to the high level of competition it has had to confront in the regional European and longhaul markets. It is aimed at allowing Air France to better compete in regional European and longhaul markets by means of its lower cost base.