A Dubreuil group company
In 2000, when Jean-Paul Dubreuil decided to sell his regional airline (Air Vendée which became Régional Airlines) to Air France, he reinvested in the West Indies and acquired Air Guadeloupe which he renamed Air Caraïbes. The company now only serves the Caribbean islands. In 2003, as the regional transport sector was becoming increasingly difficult, the Dubreuil Group decided to position itself on the long-haul market - with the ambition of bringing additional traffic to its regional network and thus giving the company a boost. In December of the same year, Air Caraïbes opened its first flights between Paris and Martinique and Paris and Guadeloupe, using Airbus 330s. This was the beginning of a new boom for the company!
THE GROUP’S BUSINESS LINES
Today, the Dubreuil Group is the leading group in the Vendée in terms of turnover. It is strongly invested in distribution and has diversified its activities around 7 business lines.
Distribution activities account for two thirds of revenues and Air transport for the remaining third: Automotive, public works equipment, energy, agricultural machinery, heavy goods vehicles, hotels and real estate and air transport with Air Caraïbes and French bee.
The various companies of the Dubreuil Group are mainly positioned on the Atlantic coast, but also much further west, in the West Indies, where Air Caraïbes has its head office.
The Dubreuil Group holds more than 97% of the capital of Air Caraïbes, but 14% of the company's employees have also chosen to become shareholders and own shares in their company.
- 4900 employees,
- 185 establishments,
- More than 26 brands represented in France and the West Indies.
- A group invested in 7 businesses.
- 2.2 billion euros of consolidated revenues expected in 2021.