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Air France

Air France, stylized as AIRFRANCE, is the French flag carrier headquartered in Tremblay-en-France, (north of Paris). It is a subsidiary of the Air France–KLM Group and a founding member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. As of 2013 Air France serves 36 destinations in France and operates worldwide scheduled passenger and cargo services to 168 destinations in 93 countries (including overseas departments and territories of France) and also carried 46,803,000 passengers in 2015. The airline’s global hub is at Charles de Gaulle Airport, with Orly Airport, Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport, Marseille Provence Airport, Toulouse Blagnac Airport, and Nice Côte d’Azur Airport serving as secondary hubs. Air France’s corporate headquarters, previously in Montparnasse, Paris, are located on the grounds of Charles de Gaulle Airport, north of Paris.

First Air France Airbus A350-900 rolls out of the paint shop

Air France and Airbus just revealed pictures of the airline's very first Airbus A350 coming out of the paintshop. The delivery to the French...

Air France committed to eliminating 210 million single-use plastic items by the end of 2019

It’s the end of the road for plastic cutlery, cups, stirrers etc. For this year’s World Environment Day, passengers on flight AF378 from Paris-Charles...

Exactly ten years ago, Air France flight AF447 crashed into the Atlantic

Exactly 10 years ago - on 1 June 2009 - an Air France Airbus A330-200 (F-GZCP) was lost about 3.5 hours after departure from...

Listeria detected in sandwiches available from self-service aboard some Air France flights

Air France issued the following customer notification after an isolated instance of listeria detected in a sandwich available from self-service aboard some flights 21-24...

Changes at Paris-Orly: Air France welcomes its long-haul customers to new Orly 3 building

With the inauguration of the new Orly 3 building on April 18, Paris-Orly airport has been transformed into a single terminal, known as Paris...

Air France pilots agree on Transavia France expansion, currently capped at forty aircraft

SNPL ALPA Air France, representing a majority of Air France pilots, has agreed to start negotiations with Air France management in order to increase...

Air France launches flights to Quito

On May 23, Air France operated its first flight to Quito from Paris-Charles de Gaulle. The company is offering its customers 3 weekly services...

Africa Days: Air France puts Africa in the spotlight

Air France has been connecting the African continent with Europe for more than 85 years. As part of World Africa Day on May 25,...

Air France takes delivery of its ninth (and last) Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Air France and its two new Boeing 787s On May 18, one month after the arrival of the eighth Boeing 787, Air France took delivery...

Air France to reduce short-haul capacity by 15% by end-2021; 465 staff made redundant but “no forced departures”

Air France: Planned changes in the domestic sector At the Central Social and Economic Works Council (CSEC) held today, strategic guidelines for the company were...

In a “challenging” first quarter of 2019, Air France KLM Group posts a net loss of €303 million

The Air France KLM Group just published the financial results for the first quarter of 2019. Despite higher capacity (+3%), traffic (+2.6%) and revenue...

Air France discloses new features for the 2019-2020 winter schedule

For its next winter schedule, Air France is reinforcing its long-haul and medium-haul networks. The company will offer its customers more flights to Santiago...

First Air France Airbus A350-900 rolls out of the final assembly line

The very first Airbus A350-900 of Air France has just rolled out of the final assembly line, Flickr member Eurospot was able to take...

Big change at Paris-Orly: official opening of the new Orly 3 building

On April 18, 2019, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and Elisabeth Borne, Minister for Ecological Transition, in charge of Transport, officially opened the new Orly...

Air France to help in the reconstruction of Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris

With the dramatic fire that struck Notre-Dame de Paris, it is a symbol of the history of France, known around the world, which is...

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Air Mauritius suspend their joint venture operations

KLM and Air Mauritius will suspend their joint venture operations between Mauritius and Amsterdam at the start of the 2019 IATA Winter season effective...

Paris-San Francisco-Paris, two Air France flights flying the rainbow flag

Two special flights on June 28, 2019, from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to San Francisco and on June 30th, 2019 from San Francisco to...

Twenty years later, Air France re-introduces service to Dallas-Fort Worth

On March 31st, 2019, Air France inaugurated a new service to Dallas-Fort Worth (USA) by Airbus A330 equipped with the new Business (36 seats),...

Air France launches new routes to Belgrade and Tbilisi

On March 31, 2019, Air France inaugurated its service to Belgrade (Serbia) and Tbilisi (Georgia). Available throughout the summer season on departure from Paris-Charles de...

Air France all year round to Quito, Ecuador

After announcing the launch of its Paris-Charles de Gaulle - Quito route from May 14, 2019*, until the end of the summer season, Air...