Air France Airlines

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Air France is carrying passengers to domestic and international destinations as a popular carrier in France with its headquarters in Tremblay-en-France. and It Offers Cheap Air France Airlines Tickets. This airline is a subsidiary of Air France-KLM group and a founding member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance.

Air France with thirty-six destinations in 2013 has shifted to worldwide scheduled passenger and cargo services up to 175 destinations in seventy-eight nations carrying 46,803,000 passengers in 2019. The airline’s global hub is located at Charles de Gaulle Airport with Orly Airport as the primary domestic hub.

The earlier headquarter of Air France was located in Montparnasse, Paris and it is also located on the grounds of Charles de Gaulle Airport which is North of Paris. Air France was founded on 7th October 1993 with a partnership of Air Orient, Compagnie Generale, Aeropostale, Compagnie Internationale de Navigation Aerienne and Societe Generale de Transport Aerien and Air Union.

It was one of the three allied scheduled airlines operating in Germany at West Berlin’s Tempelhof and Tegel airports during the Cold War from 1950 until 1990. Later on, it has acquired the operations of French domestic carrier Air Inter and International rival Union de Transports Aeriens in 1990.

Air France has served as a French national carrier after merging with KLM in 2003 for seven decades. Air France and its local subsidiary Hop has carried 52 million passengers in 2018. Air France has operated with a mixed fleet of Airbus and Boeing worldwide for long destination routes and used the Airbus A320 family for short destination routes.

Air France has demonstrated its A380 family of Airbus by flying to New York city JKF’s airport from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport on 20th November 2009. Air France Hop is operating mostly on domestic routes and European scheduled routes with a fleet of regional jet aircraft. 

History of Air France

Air France was established on 7th June 1993 with an association of Air Orient, Air Union, Societe Generale des Transports Aeriens, Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, and Compagnie Internationale de Navigation Aerienne. Among these airlines, SGTA was the first commercial airline in France established in 1919 called Lignes Aeriennes Farman.

The constituent members of Air France have developed an extensive network across Europe to French colonies in North Africa and distant areas. Air France has shifted its air operations to Casablanca, Morocco during World War II.

Air France has attached French manufacture twin-engine Potez 62 aircraft to its fleet accommodating 12 to 14 passengers in a two-compartment cabin in 1936. Potez 62 was a high wing monoplane built with the wooden fuselage and composite coating while the wings were fabric covered with a leading metal edge. It was equipped with Hispano-Suiza V-engines used on routes in Europe, the far east and South America.

Potez 62 cruising at 175 miles per hour was a strong and reliable aeroplane for Air France and remained in service till Second World War which was also used by Free French Air Force. All the France air transport companies were nationalized on 26 June 1945.

A committee of the France Government has approved the management of the entire French air transport network on 29 December 1945. Air France has appointed its first flight attendants in 1946. The same year Air France has opened its first air terminal at Les Invalides in central Paris.

Air France’s first operation and engineering base were located at Paris Le Bourget Airport in 1946. The network was claimed to be the longest in the world with 160,000 km. Societe Nationale Air France was founded on 1st January 1946. European routes were started to be served initially by a fleet of Douglas DC-3 aircraft.

Air France has begun its direct flights between Paris and France through its refuelling stops at Shannon and Gander. Douglas DC-4 piston-engine has covered the route in just 20 hours. Air France’s network has stretched east from New York, Buenos Aires to Shanghai and Fort de France.

Air France head office is now located in the Roissypole complex on the grounds of Charles de Gaulle Airport and in the commune of Seine-Saint-Denis and Tremblay-en-France near the city of Paris.

Air France United States offices are in the 125 West 55th Street building in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Air France-KLM head office for UK and Ireland operations is situated in Plesman House in Hatton Cross. Now Air France has shifted its office from Hounslow to Hatton. 

Air France Services

A few services of Air France are listed below. 

In-flight Catering :-  Air France’s first-class menu is designed by Guy Martin a chef of Le Grand Vefour and a Michelin three-star restaurant in Paris for La Premiere. Its menu items include a bread basket, hors d oeuvres, entrees, and cheeses along with a dessert cart. 

In-Flight Entertainment:- Air France provides Audio Video on Demand at its all cabin on long destination routes. This in-flight entertainment system features various channels of audio, video, music, and games. Air France magazine which is the airline’s in-flight publication included at each seat and Air France Madame with a fashion luxury magazine is also included in La Premiere and Business cabins and lounges. 

Le Salon :- Air France lounges are called Le Salon available for Premiere, Business, and Premium Economy passengers. There are almost 525 Air France and 300 SkyTeam lounges in international airports on every continent except Antarctica. 

Air France Customer Support:- You can contact Air France through phone, email or live chat for planning your trip and flight booking, managing booking and check-in, baggage handling and many other queries. The official customer support number of Air France is +1-800-237-2747. 

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Air France is certified as a four-star Airline for the quality of its airport and onboard product staff and service. Product rating also includes amenities, seats, food and beverages, cleanliness, etc. 

Air France has acquired the Dutch airline KLM to make Air France-KLM group in 2004 as one of the largest air carriers in the world. This deal has allowed two airlines to carry on to function as separate companies retaining their flights, logos and hubs.

The SkyTeam consists of the following airlines as a partner Air France, Aeroflot, Aero Mexico, Air Europa, China Eastern, Czech Airlines, Delta Airlines, etc.

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