The Air France Group owns three regional airlines – Brit Air, Regional and Airlinair – that are about to be united under one banner to communicate a clearer offer. As revealed yesterday, January 28, the combined airline will be named Hop!. It will commence operations on March 31 with 530 flights per day using 98 aircraft. The new brand was developed by Brandimage, who have been Air France's partner for several years.
The name should evoke speed, ease and agility. The logo is a simple red wordmark with a slanted exclamation mark. The latter is said symbolise and aircraft taking off, but it also evokes a sense of metaphorical takeoffs. It will also be part of the tailfin decoration. There's also a prominent "by Air France" alongside the fuselage that endorses the brand.
"The name “HOP!“ evokes rapidity and the ease with which travelers can get from point A to B. Synonymous with agility, HOP! illustrates its capacity to bounce back and adapt to customers’ needs. The simple typography and red colouring featured in the HOP! logo illustrates the Company’s flexibility in a creative and playful manner. Positioned alongside a slanted exclamation mark, symbolizing an aircraft’s take-off, HOP! illustrates an ambition for reactivity and mobility.
The logo appears on each of the 98 aircraft, accompanied by the Air France logo. “HOP ! for Air France” strongly reflects its membership of the Group, and offers the public the guarantee that it meets the same objectives in terms of quality and services provided to travellers, with the same level of safety requirement that remains an absolute priority for the Company.
With its slogan “making Europe smaller”, HOP! is the ideal solution for travelling quickly and easily between regions, in France and Europe." – Press release
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