Vol Riviera is a regional airline based in Nice, in the French Riviera.
In 1993, Air France launched Riviera Compagnies Aériennes, a small domestic subsidiary, operating the ATR 42 on flights around France under the parent company's brand. Sadly, the airline did not find success, however, as Air France was on the brink of merging it back into themselves in June 1995, they were approached by a tour operator in Nice, who agreed to purchase the carrier, along with its fleet of 4 turboprops.
The group revamped the brand straight away, and the airline quickly grew successful, acquiring a further ATR 42-320 and 2 Embraer ERJ-145 jets for longer services to Sicily and Corsica. In 2019, the firm contacted a Paris-based design company known as Ciatos for assistance in refreshing the airline's corporate image.
To reflect upon the carrier's base, a local icon was edited and used as a logo, and the decision was made to rebrand the airline completely with a new name and livery which better reflected the company's heritage. All aircraft are now named after local artists.
Aircraft: ATR 42-320
Named "Yves Klein"
Delivered new in 1993 to Riviera Compagnies Aériennes
Transferred to new company Vol Riviera in 2019
Age: 26.7 years
Seats: 38 pax.