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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.

Air France: Airbus A330 to Brazzaville returns to Paris CDG (medical) & Airbus A320 to Madrid diverts to Bordeaux (technical)

On 16 August, an Air France Airbus A330 (F-GZCB) operated flight AF896 between Paris CDG, France and Brazzaville, Congo Republic. The aircraft stopped climbing...

Air France orders 60 Airbus A220-300, retires A380 fleet by 2022

The Air France-KLM Board of Directors approved several strategic decisions concerning the development of the Air France fleet, following a meeting on July 30,...

Air France and Paris Aéroport launch cooperation to ensure baggage tracking using RFID technology

As from 2020, Air France will ensure baggage tracking at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport using tags equipped with RFID chips in cooperation with Paris...

Air France opens a new route to Krakow

Krakow (Poland), new Air France destination in the summer of 2020; From March 29 to October 24, 2020 with a daily flight departing...

Twenty flights to Las Vegas by Air France, KLM and Delta for the Consumer Electronic Show 2020

The world’s largest technological innovation showcase, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), will take place from January 7 to 10, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. On...

[Video] A ballet in the sky on board an Air France flight

On July 6, 2019, Air France, in partnership with the Paris Opera, surprised its passengers on flight AF117 from Shanghai to Paris-Charles de Gaulle....

Air France opposed to the eco-tax proposal announced by the government

Air France's official reaction to Elisabeth Borne and François de Rugy's statements on July 9, 2019 Air France strongly disapproves the announcement of a proposal...

Research team finds and salvages missing Air France Airbus A380 engine part

On 30 September 2017, an Air France Airbus A380 (F-HPJE) was operating flight AF66 between Paris CDG, France and Los Angeles, United States. About...

Air France-KLM optimises long-haul fleet: future Airbus A350s for Air France and Boeing 787s to KLM

Air France and KLM pursue the optimisation of their respective long-haul fleets. The airlines will effectively swap the remaining firm Boeing 787 and Airbus...

Engine failure on Boeing 777 prompts Air France crew to immediately head back to Atlanta Airport

On 23 June, an Air France Boeing 777 (F-GZNJ) departed Atlanta Airport, United States for flight AF681 to Paris CDG, France. The crew, however,...

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...