Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Air Transport
51 - Air transport

807 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
22 August 2003
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


In November, the Italian investment found, Seven Group, announced its recovery plan for Air Littoral. The plan, implying a float brought back from 32 to 17 planes and 251 dismissals, was later rejected by the Commercial Court of Montpellier. On February 6 2004, the Alain Duménil group made an offer for take over the airline, further reducing the float to 10 planes and inducing an additional 152 job losses. This last offer was also finally rejected and the closure of the company pronounced by the Court on February 18. In total 807 people are to loose their job and the company leaves behind an important debt towards an estimated 300 suppliers. A reconversion unit is to be set up, but unions' representatives point out that after the closures of Air Lib, Aéris, and Air Atlantique, there are about 800 experienced pilots on the labour market.


  • 24 December 2003: Les Echos
  • 18 February 2004: Les Echos
  • 19 February 2004: Les Echos
  • 22 August 2003: Les Echos


Eurofound (2003), Air Littoral, Closure in France, factsheet number 59631, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/59631.