Founded in 1933, Air France is considered one of the major and the oldest airlines in the world. Air France is the primary national flag carrier of France and is headquartered in Paris. It operates out of its main operational site at Charles de Gaulle International Airport. Air France is a founding member of SkyTeam Alliance, a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
Today, Air France operates an average of 1500 domestic and international flights per day to more than 200 destinations in over 90 countries. Air France fleet consists of 225 aircraft of modern different models.
In order to expand its destinations, Air France signed agreements with the following airlines:
First class passengers are privileged with several on- ground services. They are welcomed at the airport waiting for lounges and are offered assistance during check-in and boarding procedures.
Air France owns a fleet of 225 modern aircrafts, as follows:
In the coming years, Air France will receive 42 modern aircrafts to be added to its fleet.
Air France provides some special care services to serve different categories of people with special needs. For instance, physically challenged individuals, infants, minors, and pregnant women are given utmost care during their travel with Air France whether on the ground or on board the airplane. Care services are regulated by a set of terms and conditions. Interested passengers should review them during the booking process.
Air France offers the First class and Business class passengers the opportunity to spend a pleasant time in airport waiting lounge available in Charles de Gaulle International Airport and in some international airports. Being a member of SkyTeam Alliance, First and Business class passengers on board Air France are also privileged to take advantages of other waiting lounges belonging to members of SkyTeam Alliance. Waiting lounges offer several services to the patrons such as quiet zone to follow up business activities, comfortable atmosphere for rest, personal care facilities, delicious meals, beverages, TV screens, magazines, newspapers, and screens showing schedules of departing and arriving flights just to mention a few.
Passengers on Air France can shop during their flight on boardthe aircraft. They can buy the latest products from a wide assortment of goods at competitive price and exempted from customs.
Air France offers online booking. Passengers can easily complete their booking online and print their boarding passes for confirmed bookings. Boarding passes are available 30 hours to 24 hours (depending on the flight) and up to 3 hours before the time of departure.
Air France was established
Air France operated a fleet of 130 aircraft, one of the largest fleets in the world at the time.
Air France operated flights through the Concorde aircraft, which is considered the fastest plane in the world, from Charles de Gaulle International Airport to Washington Dulles International Airport.
Air France celebrated its Golden Jubilee. Air France labor force reached more than 34 thousand individual and the fleet reached 100 jet aircrafts making Air France the largest commercial global airline and the second largest cargo airline.
Air France established Amadeus system for booking in cooperation with Lufthansa, Iberia Airline, and Scandinavian Airlines.
SkyTeam Alliance has been established and Air France was a founding member of it.
Air France merged with Royal Dutch Airlines becoming the largest airline in the world in terms of revenues, and the third largest airline in Europe in terms of the number of passengers carried.
Air France announced a 3-year transformation plan, aiming at restoring competitiveness through cost-cutting, rapid reduction of debt and restructuring the short and medium operational processes.