Air France has just launched a new range of cheap flights to run alongside their standard airfares, including a route to Malta from Toulouse.
The new fares are similar to those offered by Ryanair and easyJet, but Air France will still offer in-flight meals and allocated seats with the cheaper tickets. The main difference is the lack of any checked-in baggage allowance, but with a generous cabin luggage allowance included, it will appeal to many travelers looking for the cheapest flights to Malta, which start from just €99 return.
I commented recently on a flight we had taken with Air France, using the full price ticket and remarked on how nice it was to travel “old style” and not the budget airline “cattle class” style! Now there is a choice, but I think the cheap version of the Air France ticket will still be a slight cut above the real budget carriers.
Maybe this will knock Air Malta into offering more competitive prices.