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Young entrepreneurs launch new and affordable airline serving the Caribbean

March 20, 2017

(Photo courtesy of France-Antilles Martinique)

On March 16, Ava Air made its first flight between Fort-de-France and Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe. The moment marked the momentous realization of a project imagined nearly a decade ago by an airline pilot, David Renard, and his flight attendant wife, Élisabeth. Named after their daughter, the founders explained to franceinfo that the airline sprung from a desire to make Martinique more accessible, as current flight options are limited.

As of now, the company owns only one plane and serves two destinations, Pointe-à-Pitre and Saint-Martin. The hope is to offer lower prices by cutting operating costs, and current tickets range as low as 48 euros for a one way flight. In the coming months, the company plans to buy a second plane and open routes to more destinations, including Barbados, Dominica, Trinidad and other southern islands. So dope!

http://www.ava-air.com/en

https://www.facebook.com/avaair.fr

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