XL Airways launches one route each to the Vanilla Islands and the Caribbean
XL Airways expanded its winter offering from France to the French overseas outposts in both the Indian Ocean and the Caribbean. On 13 December, the carrier launched flights on the 8,800-kilometre route from Marseille (MRS) in southern France, to St. Denis de la Reunión (RUN) in the Indian Ocean. Weekly A330-200-operated services compete with Air Austral’s twice-weekly frequencies. On 17 December, the airline also commenced serving Fort-de-France (FDF) on the Caribbean Island of Martinique, also a French overseas department. Thrice-weekly flights from Paris CDG (CDG) are operated using A330-300 in competition with Air France’s weekly departures.