AIR FRANCE AIRWAYS
Air France, stylized as AIRFRANCE, is the French flag carrier headquarter is in Tremblay-en-France, and is one of the world’s largest airlines. It is a subsidiary of the Air France-KLM Group and a founding member of the Sky Team global airline alliance. As of 2011 Air France serves 35 destinations in France and operates worldwide scheduled passenger and cargo services to 156 destinations in 91 countries and also carried 71.3 million passengers.
Air France was formed on 7 October 1933 from a merger of Air Orient, Air Union, Compagnie Générale Aéropostale, Compagnie Internationale de Navigation Aérienne (CIDNA), and Société Générale de Transport Aérien (SGTA). In 1990, the airline acquired the operations of French domestic carrier Air Inter and international rival UTA – Union des Transports Aériens.
Air France operates a mixed fleet of Airbus and Boeing wide-bodied jets on long-haul routes, and uses Airbus A320 family aircraft on short-haul routes. Air France introduced the A380 on 20 November 2009 with service to New York’s JFK Airport from Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport.
Air France’s present livery is a “Eurowhite” scheme, comprising a white fuselage with the blue Air France title and design. The tail is white with a series of parallel red and blue lines across it at an angle, and a small European flag at the top. The new official song played before and after Air France flights (during boarding and after landing) is ‘The World Can Be Yours’ by Telepopmusik.
For its Première cabin, Air France’s first class menu is designed by Guy Martin, chef of Le Grand Vefour, a Michelin three-star restaurant in Paris. Air France offers Audio Video on Demand (AVOD) in all classes on service on its A330, A340, A380 and 777 aircraft. The AVOD system features multiple channels of video, audio, music, and games. On all flights, all films may be watched in English, Spanish, and French. Selected films on all flights are also available in Chinese, Japanese, and/or Korean. Air France Magazine is the airline’s in-flight magazine.
Air France lounges are open to Première and Affaires passengers, as well as Flying Blue Gold, Flying Blue Platinum, Sky Team Elite Plus, or the new unaccompanied minor lounge as well as many others.
Air France is the official airline of the Cannes Film Festival.
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