Air Bourbon has taken delivery of its first aircraft, an Airbus A340-200 leased from Airbus Asset Management. The airline, based in Reunion in the Indian Ocean, made its inaugural flight on 7 June. Air Bourbon now has a thrice-weekly service between Paris Orly Airport and Reunion's Roland Garros Airport, near the capital St Denis. In addition, it operates a weekly service from St Denis to Lyon. Local businessman Eric Lazarus established the airline, with several individual investors from Reunion.
Source: Flight International