By the Caribbean ournal staff
Air France’s Joon low-cost airline is launching a new route to the Caribbean next year, Caribbean Journal has learned.
The carrier will be launching flights from Paris-Charles de Gaulle and St Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport, starting in the summer of 2018.
The flights will be operated on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with the service operated on Airbus A340 aircraft with 278 seats (that includes 30 in business, 21 in premium economy and 227 in economy.)
The millennial-focused Joon includes amenities like onboard streaming services, free drinks at any time of day in economy and a selection of gourmet and organic products to purchase.
Joon flights are significantly cheaper than similar routes on Air France, with routes on the new St Maarten flight launching at about 199 Euros one way, according to the company.
It’s also a boost for St Maarten, which has been looking to add new airlift as it recovers from Hurricane Irma.