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16.9.

98 EN Official Journal of the European Communities C 288/13

Commission notice pursuant to Article 4(1)(a) of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2408/92
Amendment by France of public service obligations imposed on scheduled air services between
Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi and Figari, and Marseilles and Nice

(98/C 288/12)
(Text with EEA relevance)

1.ÚÙPursuant to the decision of the Corsican regional (i) from Monday to Friday at least 100 seats
authorities of 30 July 1998, France has decided to must be offered in each direction, morning
amend, from 1 January 1999, the public service obli- and evening;
gations imposed on the scheduled air services between
Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi and Figari on the one hand, and
Marseilles and Nice on the other, as published in Official (ii) the following minimum weekly capacities
Journal of the European Communities C 199 of 3 August must be offered and indicated in the
1995 pursuant to Article 4(1)(a) of Council Regulation published timetables (total capacity in both
(EEC) No 2408/92 on access for Community air carriers directions):
to intra-Community air routesØ(Î).
—Ùthroughout the year, a basic capacity of
5Ø000 seats per week, including 600 seats
2.ÙThe amended public service obligations take account per day on Saturdays and Sundays,
of Corsica’s island status and are as follows:
—Ùto this basic capacity should be added:
2.1.ÙMinimum frequency, timetables, type of aircraft used
and capacity provided: —Ù1Ø800 seats per week during the
school summer holiday period (11
weeks from June to September),
(a) Between Marseilles and Ajaccio
—Ù1Ø000 seats per week from the end of
—ÙFrequency: March to the end of October
(outside the school summer holidays,
20 weeks);
(i) at least three round trips per day, morning
and evening, Monday to Friday, except on
(iii)Ùin view of the distribution of traffic peaks
statutory holidays, to enable customers to
throughout the year, due mainly to school
make a return trip the same day and spend at
and statutory holiday dates (All Saints,
least nine hours at their destination, in either
Christmas, Easter, Ascension, Whitsun, etc.)
Ajaccio or Marseilles, and one in the middle
the following minimum additional capacities
of the day;
must be offered (total capacity in both
directions):
(ii)Ùat least three round trips per day, evenly
spread throughout the day, on Saturdays and —Ù6Ø000 seats for the whole period from the
Sundays. end of October to the end of March (21
weeks),
—ÙThe services must be non-stop between Ajaccio
and Marseilles. —Ù12Ø000 seats for the whole school
summer holiday period (11 weeks from
June to September),
—ÙFrom Monday to Friday, the first and last round
trip of the day must be operated by jet aircraft.
—Ù14Ø000 seats for the whole period from
the end of March to the end of October
—ÙThe capacity offered must satisfy the following (outside the school summer holidays, 20
conditions: weeks);

70Ø% of these additional capacities must be
offered for sale at least two months before
(Î)ÙOJ L 240, 24.8.1992, p. 8. the dates of the flights concerned.
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(b) Between Marseilles and Bastia —Ù12Ø000 seats for the whole school
summer holiday period (11 weeks from
—ÙFrequency: June to September),

(i) at least three round trips per day, morning —Ù12Ø000 seats for the whole period from
and evening, Monday to Friday, except on the end of March to the end of October
statutory holidays, to enable customers to (outside the school summer holidays, 20
make a return trip the same day and spend at weeks);
least nine hours at their destination, in either
Bastia or Marseilles, and one in the middle of 70Ø% of these additional capacities must be
the day; offered for sale at least two months before
the dates of the flights concerned.
(ii)Ùat least three round trips per day, evenly
spread throughout the day, on Saturdays and (c) Between Marseilles and Calvi
Sundays.
—ÙFrequency: at least one round trip per day.
—ÙThe services must be non-stop between Bastia
and Marseilles. —ÙThe services must be non-stop between
Marseilles and Calvi.
—ÙFrom Monday to Friday, the first and last round
trip of the day must be operated by jet aircraft. —ÙThe capacity offered must satisfy the following
conditions:
—ÙThe capacity offered must satisfy the following (i) the following minimum weekly capacities
conditions: must be offered and indicated in the
published timetables (total capacity in both
(i)Ùfrom Monday to Friday at least 100 seats directions):
must be offered in each direction, morning
and evening; —Ùthroughout the year, a basic capacity of
800 seats per week,
(ii)Ùthe following minimum weekly capacities
must be offered and indicated in the —Ùto this basic capacity should be added:
published timetables (total capacity in both
directions): —Ù1Ø000 seats per week during school
summer holidays (11 weeks from June
—Ùthroughout the year, a basic capacity of to September),
5Ø400 seats per week, including 600 seats
per day on Saturdays and Sundays, —Ù300 seats per week from the end of
March to the end of October (outside
—Ùto this basic capacity should be added: the school summer holidays, 20
weeks);
—Ù1Ø200 seats per week during school
(ii)Ùin view of the distribution of traffic peaks
summer holidays (11 weeks from
throughout the year, due mainly to school
June to September),
and statutory holiday dates (All Saints,
Christmas, Easter, Ascension, Whitsun, etc.)
—Ù600 seats per week from the end of the following minimum additional capacities
March to the end of October must be offered (total capacity in both
(outside the school summer holidays, directions):
20 weeks);
—Ù1Ø000 seats for the whole period from the
(iii)Ùin view of the distribution of traffic peaks end of October to the end of March (21
throughout the year, due mainly to school weeks),
and statutory holiday dates (All Saints,
Christmas, Easter, Ascension, Whitsun, etc.) —Ù3Ø200 seats for the whole school summer
the following minimum additional capacities holiday period (11 weeks from June to
must be offered (total capacity in both September),
directions):
—Ù1Ø800 seats for the whole period from the
—Ù8Ø000 seats for the whole period from the end of March to the end of October
end of October to the end of March (21 (outside the school summer holidays, 20
weeks), weeks);
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70Ø% of these additional capacities must be —Ù8Ø000 seats for the whole period from the
offered for sale at least two months before end of March to the end of October
the dates of the flights concerned. (outside the school summer holidays, 20
weeks);
(d) Between Marseilles and Figari
70Ø% of these additional capacities must be
offered for sale at least two months before
—ÙFrequency: the dates of the flights concerned.

(i) at least two round trips per day, morning and (e) Between Nice and Ajaccio
evening, Monday to Friday, except on
statutory holidays, to enable customers to —ÙFrequency:
make a return trip the same day and spend at
least ten hours in Marseilles and at least
(i)Ùat least three round trips per day, morning
seven hours in Figari;
and evening, Monday to Friday, except on
statutory holidays, to enable customers to
(ii)Ùat least two round trips per day on Saturdays make a return trip the same day and spend at
and Sundays. least nine hours at their destination, in either
Ajaccio or Nice, and one in the middle of the
—ÙThe services must be non-stop between day;
Marseilles and Figari.
(ii)Ùat least seven round trips in total Saturday to
Sunday.
—ÙThe capacity offered must satisfy the following
conditions:
—ÙThe services must be non-stop between Ajaccio
and Nice.
(i) the following minimum weekly capacities
must be offered and indicated in the
—ÙThe capacity offered must satisfy the following
published timetables (total capacity in both
conditions:
directions):
(i)Ùfrom Monday to Friday at least 60 seats
—Ùthroughout the year, a basic capacity of must be offered in each direction, morning
1Ø200 seats per week, and evening;

—Ùto this basic capacity should be added: (ii)Ùthe following minimum weekly capacities
must be offered and indicated in the
—Ù1Ø500 seats per week during school published timetables (total capacity in both
summer holidays (11 weeks from directions):
June to September),
—Ùthroughout the year, a basic capacity of
2Ø800 seats per week, including 900 seats
—Ù600 seats per week from the end of
Saturday to Sunday,
March to the end of October
(outside the school summer holidays,
20 weeks); —Ùto this basic capacity should be added:

—Ù1Ø500 seats per week during school
(ii) in view of the distribution of traffic peaks summer holidays (11 weeks from
throughout the year, due mainly to school June to September),
and statutory holiday dates (All Saints,
Christmas, Easter, Ascension, Whitsun, etc.)
the following minimum additional capacities —Ù600 seats per week from the end of
must be offered (total capacity in both March to the end of October
directions): (outside the school summer holidays,
20 weeks);
—Ù1Ø600 seats for the whole period from the (iii)Ùin view of the distribution of traffic peaks
end of October to the end of March (21 throughout the year, due mainly to school
weeks), and statutory holiday dates (All Saints,
Christmas, Easter, Ascension, Whitsun, etc.)
—Ù6Ø000 seats for the whole school summer the following minimum additional capacities
holiday period (11 weeks from June to must be offered (total capacity in both
September), directions):
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—Ù2Ø000 seats for the whole period from the (iii)Ùin view of the distribution of traffic peaks
end of October to the end of March (21 throughout the year, due mainly to school
weeks), and statutory holiday dates (All Saints,
Christmas, Easter, Ascension, Whitsun, etc.)
—Ù14Ø000 seats for the whole school the following minimum additional capacities
summer holiday period (11 weeks from must be offered (total capacity in both
June to September), directions):

—Ù12Ø000 seats for the whole period from —Ù2Ø000 seats for the whole period from the
the end of March to the end of October end of October to the end of March (21
(outside the school summer holidays, 20 weeks),
weeks);
—Ù8Ø000 seats for the whole school summer
70Ø% of these additional capacities must be holiday period (11 weeks from June to
offered for sale at least two months before September),
the dates of the flights concerned.
—Ù8Ø000 seats for the whole period from the
(f) Between Nice and Bastia end of March to the end of October
(outside the school summer holidays, 20
weeks);
—ÙFrequency:
70Ø% of these additional capacities must be
(i) at least three round trips per day, morning offered for sale at least two months before
and evening, Monday to Friday, except on the dates of the flights concerned.
statutory holidays, to enable customers to
make a return trip the same day and spend at
least nine hours at their destination, in either (g) Between Nice and Calvi
Bastia or Nice, and one in the middle of the
day; —ÙFrequency: at least one round trip per day.

(ii)Ùat least seven round trips in total, spread over —ÙThe services must be non-stop between Nice and
Saturday and Sunday. Calvi.

—ÙThe services must be non-stop between Bastia —ÙThe capacity offered must satisfy the following
and Nice. conditions:

—ÙThe capacity offered must satisfy the following (i) the following minimum weekly capacities
conditions: must be offered and indicated in the
published timetables (total capacity in both
(i) from Monday to Friday at least 60 seats directions):
must be offered in each direction, morning
and evening; —Ùthroughout the year, a basic capacity of
550 seats per week,
(ii) the following minimum weekly capacities
must be offered and indicated in the —Ùto this basic capacity should be added:
published timetables (total capacity in both
directions): —Ù1Ø000 seats per week during school
summer holidays (11 weeks from June
—Ùthroughout the year, a basic capacity of to September),
3Ø100 seats per week, including 900 seats
Saturday to Sunday, —Ù350 seats per week from the end of
March to the end of October (outside
—Ùto this basic capacity should be added: the school summer holidays, 20
weeks);
—Ù600 seats per week during school
summer holidays (11 weeks from (ii)Ùin view of the distribution of traffic peaks
June to September), throughout the year, due mainly to school
and statutory holiday dates (All Saints,
—Ù300 seats per week from the end of Christmas, Easter, Ascension, Whitsun, etc.)
March to the end of October the following minimum additional capacities
(outside the school summer holidays, must be offered (total capacity in both
20 weeks); directions):
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—Ù1Ø000 seats for the whole period from the —Ù3Ø000 seats for the whole period from the
end of October to the end of March (21 end of March to the end of October
weeks), (outside the school summer holidays, 20
weeks);
—Ù1Ø600 seats for the whole school summer
holiday period (11 weeks from June to
September), 70Ø% of these additional capacities must be
offered for sale at least two months before
—Ù2Ø000 seats for the whole period from the the dates of the flights concerned.
end of March to the end of October
(outside the school summer holidays, 20
weeks);
2.2.ÙFares
70Ø% of these additional capacities must be
offered for sale at least two months before
The full-rate single Y fare on the Marseilles-Ajaccio,
the dates of the flights concerned.
Marseilles-Bastia, Marseilles-Calvi and Marseilles-Figari
services must not exceed FF 480 at 1998 values; on the
(h) Between Nice and Figari Nice-Ajaccio, Nice-Bastia, Nice-Calvi and Nice-Figari
services it must not exceed FF 425 at 1998 values. These
—ÙFrequency: at least one round trip per day. fares exclude per capita taxes and duties charged by the
State, local authorities and airport authorities, and
—ÙThe services must be non-stop between Nice and identified as such on the air ticket.
Figari.

—ÙThe capacity offered must satisfy the following This maximum fare may be increased on 1 January each
conditions: year in the light of the GDP price index set out in the
Finance Law (rounded up if appropriate to the next
(i) the following minimum weekly capacities multiple of five). The new maximum fare must be
must be offered and indicated in the notified to the carriers operating the services and
published timetables (total capacity in both communicated forthwith to the European Commission
directions): for publication in the Official Journal of the European
Communities.
—Ùthroughout the year, a basic capacity of
550 seats per week,
If an abnormal and unforeseeable increase in the cost
—Ùto this basic capacity should be added: factors affecting the operation of the routes takes place
for which the carriers are not responsible, that fare may
—Ù1Ø200 seats per week during school be raised in proportion to the increase. The new
summer holidays (11 weeks from June maximum fare will be notified to the carriers operating
to September), the services and will apply within an appropriate period.
It will also be communicated forthwith to the European
Commission for publication in the Official Journal of the
—Ù500 seats per week from the end of
European Communities.
March to the end of October (outside
the school summer holidays, 20
weeks);
The following categories of passengers must be granted a
(ii)Ùin view of the distribution of traffic peaks reduction of at least 40Ø% on the full-rate Y fare with no
throughout the year, due mainly to school capacity restriction:
and statutory holiday dates (All Saints,
Christmas, Easter, Ascension, Whitsun, etc.)
the following minimum additional capacities (i)Ùyoung persons (under 25 years old),
must be offered (total capacity in both
directions):
(ii)Ùsenior citizens (over 60 years old),
—Ù1Ø000 seats for the whole period from the
end of October to the end of March (21
weeks), (iii)Ùstudents (under 27 years old),

—Ù5Ø000 seats for the whole school summer
holiday period (11 weeks from June to (iv) families (at least two members of the same family
September), travelling together).
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A minimum period, not exceeding 14 days, before the carrier must not exceed 1Ø% of the number of flights
departure date may be imposed for the purchase of scheduled in any IATA scheduling season.
tickets at these prices.

A fare at least 40Ø% lower than the full-rate Y fare must —ÙIn accordance with Article 4(1)(a) of Council Regu-
be offered on all flights, without capacity restriction or lation (EEC) No 2408/92, any carrier intending to
time constraints on ticket reservations or purchases, to operate one or other of these services must undertake
passengers whose principal place of residence is in to do so for at least twelve consecutive months.
Corsica and who use tickets purchased in Corsica, the
validity of which is restricted to a stay outside the island —ÙThe carrier must give at least six months’ notice
of less than 21 days, in order to make a round trip before discontinuing these services.
starting from Corsica.

2.3.ÙContinuity of service: Community carriers are hereby informed that the
operation of these air services without regard to the
—ÙExcept in cases of force majeure, the number of flights abovementioned public service obligations may result in
cancelled for reasons directly attributable to the administrative and/or criminal sanctions.