Blue Line (airline)

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Blue Line
IATA ICAO Callsign
Ceased operations6 October 2010
HubsCharles de Gaulle Airport
Fleet size7
HeadquartersFrance Roissy-en-France, France

Blue Line was a charter passenger airline with its head office in Building B of Paris Nord 2, Parc des Lumières in Roissy-en-France, France.[1] It operated VIP flights and charter services for tour operators, as well as wet-lease contracts. Its main base was Charles de Gaulle Airport.[2] It ceased operation on 6 October 2010, after being liquidated by the Tribunal de Commerce de Pontoise.[3]


Blue Line was established in January 2002 by Xavier Remondeau (Chairman and Chief Executive) and seven other shareholders, all aviation professionals. Operations were started in May 2002. It had 190 employees.[2] The airline operated mostly charters and wet and dry leases aircraft to airlines. Many music groups have used their aircraft, such as U2. Blue Line uses a fleet of 1 Airbus A310s and McDonnell Douglas MD-83s for longer haul services, with the A310s being used for the longest range services. A fleet of Fokker 100s were used for regional and shorter haul flights across Europe. The airline operated this fleet for its charters. It was possible to configure an aircraft in any specification if needed. The A310s operated at 210-255 passengers in airline configurations, the MD-83s operated at 150-172 passengers in airline configurations, and the Fokker at around 100 passengers. Most aircraft are wet leased to airlines, but if the need were to arise, an aircraft could have been configured for VIP operations. The airline was based in France, but had services to as far south as Brazil and as far north as Norway.


A Blue Line Fokker 100 at Berlin Tegel Airport (2010).
The Blue Line McDonnell Douglas MD-83 flying for U2 landing in Zurich

The Blue Line fleet included the following aircraft:[4][5][6]

Blue Line Fleet
Aircraft Total
Airbus A310-300 1
Fokker 100 2
McDonnell Douglas MD-83 4


  1. ^ "Contact Us Archived 17 December 2009 at the Wayback Machine." Blue Line. Retrieved on 7 September 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 27 March 2007. p. 87.
  3. ^ La compagnie aérienne de l'équipe de France liquidée
  4. ^ Blue Line fleet. Blue Line's site
  5. ^ Blue Line fleet Archived 30 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Blue Line Fleet Age Archived 16 June 2010 at the Wayback Machine.

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