Flight review: Air Corsica from Paris to Figari in Economy

Airline
Air Corsica
Flight
XK753
Aircraft
Airbus A320-200
Registration
F-HZDP
Class
Economy
Seat
26D
Date
19/02/2023
Flight time
01:30

Introduction

Hello and welcome to this new Flight review,

Today, I take you on a flight from Paris-Orly to Figari, on board Air Corsica. Air Corsica is a regional airline that operates on the island of Corsica in France. The airline was founded in 1989 and has its headquarters in Ajaccio. I already had the opportunity to fly with Air Corsica, and I have to admit that it was a great experience. Let's see what they offer us today!


Departure airport

Welcome to Orly Terminal 2!

Flight review: Air Corsica from Paris to Figari in Economy

I arrive largely in advance at the airport, so I have time to go to see the departure hall of Terminal 3, here it is:

Flight review: Air Corsica from Paris to Figari in Economy Flight review: Air Corsica from Paris to Figari in Economy

I return to Terminal 2, where I pass through security in a few minutes, before finding myself on the airside.

Flight review: Air Corsica from Paris to Figari in Economy

My flight will leave from gate C. In the boarding area, many people are waiting for their next flight. Moreover, there is not much to do there. There are only a few shops selling sandwiches and drinks. Nevertheless, I manage to find a place in front of a window offering a beautiful view of the taxiways with the sunset in the background. I stay here for a while, watching the aircraft go by.

Flight review: Air Corsica from Paris to Figari in Economy Flight review: Air Corsica from Paris to Figari in Economy Flight review: Air Corsica from Paris to Figari in Economy

An A350 from French-Bee, a long-haul low-cost airline, passes us by.

Flight review: Air Corsica from Paris to Figari in Economy Flight review: Air Corsica from Paris to Figari in Economy

With another hour to wait before boarding, I set out to explore the airport. I end up in corridors that look like a hospital...

Flight review: Air Corsica from Paris to Figari in Economy

Anyway, I manage to get another view of the taxiways. The sun is already down!

Flight review: Air Corsica from Paris to Figari in Economy Flight review: Air Corsica from Paris to Figari in Economy

“Paris loves you”.

Flight review: Air Corsica from Paris to Figari in Economy

Boarding and take off

After a long wait, it's time to board.

Flight review: Air Corsica from Paris to Figari in Economy

I take my seat: the 26D. The cabin continues to fill up. Tonight's flight seems to be full.

Flight review: Air Corsica from Paris to Figari in Economy

The legroom is correct. In the seat pocket, there is a sickness bag and the safety card. Unfortunately, no magazine in sight.

Flight review: Air Corsica from Paris to Figari in Economy

Sitting on the aisle side, I won't have anything to see during the takeoff. Anyway, I won't have seen much with the dark night outside. For departure, the crew reduces the light in the cabin.

Flight review: Air Corsica from Paris to Figari in Economy

Cruising

Once the cruising altitude is reached, the crew comes by to offer soft drinks and biscuits.

Flight review: Air Corsica from Paris to Figari in Economy

The safety card seems somewhat worn.

Flight review: Air Corsica from Paris to Figari in Economy

The crossing of France continues at an altitude of 35,000ft.

Flight review: Air Corsica from Paris to Figari in Economy

Approach and arrival airport

We then start descending towards Corsica. Passengers are asked to fasten their seatbelts.

Flight review: Air Corsica from Paris to Figari in Economy

The cabin is ready to land.

Flight review: Air Corsica from Paris to Figari in Economy

And we finally land smoothly, a few minutes ahead of schedule. Passengers are then invited to disembark. As there are no jetways, we will disembark by foot. This gives us the opportunity to take some nice shots of the aircraft.

Obviously, the fuselage shot is made from the rear of the aircraft.

Flight review: Air Corsica from Paris to Figari in Economy

Then we walk to the arrival terminal.

Flight review: Air Corsica from Paris to Figari in Economy Flight review: Air Corsica from Paris to Figari in Economy

Face to face with the beast…

Flight review: Air Corsica from Paris to Figari in Economy

And an ATR from the same airline lands a few moments after us.

Flight review: Air Corsica from Paris to Figari in Economy

A few seconds later, I will be out of the airport. As Figari airport is relatively small, and as I have no luggage to collect, there will be no waiting before I leave the airport.


Conclusion

Paris-Orly (ORY)

In terms of fluidity, waiting times were rather short. As said above, it's a pity that the airport doesn't offer more services (restaurants, shops, etc...) at gate C, because boredom comes quickly. Fortunately, I was able to sit in a seat in front of the window and watch the planes go by.

Air Corsica

With on-time arrival, a complimentary snack, and a comfortable cabin, Air Corsica offers a good quality service. The flight went off without a hitch! Over the next few years, Air Corsica plans to continue its aircraft modernization program. This involves the recent arrival of A320neo aircraft in the airline, as well as the renewal of the ATR fleet. This will enable the airline to offer an ever more comfortable, reliable, and punctual service.

Figari (FSC)

Apart from excellent fluidity on arrival allowing me to leave the airport in only a few seconds, there is not much to note. Having arrived late in the evening, the shops were closed and the airport rather empty.

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Ratings

4.1/5
Cleanliness
4/5
Accessibility and orientation
4.5/5
Efficiency
4.5/5
Services
3/5
2.3/5
Cabin and comfort
3.3/5
Entertainment
1.3/5
Food and beverages
0.5/5
Crew
4/5
4/5
Cleanliness
4/5
Accessibility and orientation
4/5
Efficiency
N/A
Services
N/A

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