French Blue lodges shortened name with US DoT for Paris Orly-San Francisco-Papeete service

5 December, 2017

French Blue updated (30-Nov-2017) its regulatory situation regarding the launch of twice weekly Paris Orly-San Francisco-Papeete service with A350-900 equipment, planned for 11-May-2018 (Outremer Aviation, 05-Dec-2017). French Blue stated a "legal difficulty has arisen over a possible conflict with a US operator with a close name". French Blue therefore lodged an application with the US DoT under the name 'French', instead of French Blue. As previously reported by CAPA, the airline is still waiting US authorisation for landing rights in San Francisco. [more - original PR]