The Flying Tigers Group has launched a virtual airline representing Air France; the fifteenth virtual airline to join their group. The decision to launch Virtual Air France stems from the lack of any virtual counter-part to one of the largest European carriers. The Flying Tigers Group already operates virtual airlines based on Cathay Pacific Airways, Singapore Airlines & JAL.
According to Eric Thornton, owner of the new airline, "Virtual Air France offers a huge route network and of course, the Concorde.” He went on to say, “We hope it will attract flightsim enthusiasts from France, Europe and around the world." Mr. Thornton also went on to explain that, “One of the primary goals for our group is to promote airlines and regions outside the US and Europe. By launching a major virtual airline based on one of Europe’s most popular airlines, we feel this will increase interest in some of our other niche VA’s in the Asian/Pacific region." Mr. Thornton also noted that none of the Flying Tigers virtual airlines infringe on trademarks or copyright laws.
The Flying Tigers group operates 15 different virtual airlines, each with their own website and local management. All VA’s have full automation features including PIREP, roster and an ACARS system. Flying Tigers members have full access to each airline.
For more information, please visit http://AirFrance.virtualairline.org or http://www.virtualatp.org