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Air France About Air France

Air France, one of the world’s largest airline companies, is the fourth largest cargo airline, the second largest aircraft maintenance company and the third largest passenger airline. It was founded in Tremblay-en-France in 1933 and is the national flag carrier of France. It has 183 flight points in 98 countries with 1,500 flights everyday. Each year it carries more than 50 million passengers. Approximately 90% of all flights are direct flights. The airline also has a good reputation. It offers an excellent price-performance ratio and is aimed both at bargain hunters(especially for long-haul flights) as well as for demanding customers .

Air France is full of history, mergers and acquisitions. In 1933, Air Orient, Air Union, Societe Genarale de Transport Aerien and SCELA companies merged. Until today, the airline has partnered with many companies such as BritAir or City Jet. The airline merged with the Dutch airline company KLM in 2004 through a share exchange. International flights usually start at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and domestic flights start at Paris-Orly. Air France, together with Aeromexico, DeltaAir Lines and Korean Air, established SkyTeam in 2000. With SkyTeam, the airline’s flight routes have expanded and there is now the opportunity to earn miles with partner airlines.

Air France Hub Airports

Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport

Secondary hubs:
Paris-Orly Airport
Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport
Marseille Provence Airport
Nice Côte d’Azur Airport
Toulouse-Blagnac Airport

Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport, Marseille Provence Airport, Nice Co’te d’Azur Airport and Toulouse-Blagnac Airport is used as a secondary hub

Air France Classes of Service

Economy Class

With beverages, snacks or meals, depending on the flight, and in-flight entertainment programs on demand.

Economy Class passengers can choose between the Light, Standard and Flex tariffs.

Premium Economy Class

With a private cabin with more spacious seats, amenities from the Business class and meals designed by top chef and wines by one of the world’s best sommelier.

Passengers acquire the right to use the Air France Lounges for a fee.

Premium customers are among the passengers who can get out first and get their luggage back first.

Business Class

High standard services, with new seats in most of the flights. Top-quality dining, chosen by the greatest chefs and personal screens are some of the Business Class characteristics.

First Class/La Première

Luxury, style and comfort, with a seat-bed, personal entertainment system and the best in French cuisine and wines served to First Class passengers.

As a La Première passenger, you will be provided with an Air France employee for personal assistance.

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The airline performs seasonal flights to cities in Cracow, Minneapolis and Sofia.

The airline flew in 36 destinations on domestic routes, with major cities; Biarritz, Bordeaux, Brest, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Mulhouse, Nantes, Nice, Strasbourg, Toulon and Toulouse.

The main countries that fly abroad are; Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, China, Russian Federation, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Colombia, Canada, Canada, Denmark, Belgium, Cameroon and the United States.

The airline has a codeshare agreement with the following airlines.

Adria Airways AtlasGlobal Japan Airlines
Aeroflot Austrian Airlines Jet Airways
Aeroli­neas Argentinas Azerbaijan Airlines Kenya Airways
Aeromexico Bangkok Airways KLM
Air Antilles Express Belavia Korean Air
Air Astana Bulgaria Air LATAM Brasil
Air Austral China Eastern Airlines Luxair
Air Burkina China Southern Airlines Middle East Airlines
Air Corsica CityJet MNG Airlines
Air Europa Comair Montenegro Airlines
Air Malta Croatia Airlines Saudia
Air Mauritius Czech Airlines Singapore Airlines
Air Serbia Delta Air Lines Swiss International Air Lines
Air Seychelles Etihad Airways TAAG Angola Airlines
Air Tahiti Nui Finnair TAROM
airBaltic Flybe Ukraine International Airlines
Aircalin Garuda Indonesia Vietnam Airlines
Alaska Airlines Gol Transportes Aereos WestJet
Alitalia HOP! Winair

Important Milestones

In June 2005, AIR FRANCE KLM introduced its new, combined, frequent flyer program, “Flying Blue”.

Since May 2004, KLM and Air France have become the largest European airline group.

In January 1976, Airline operated its inaugural supersonic transport service (SST) from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport to Rio, with the Concorde.

Air France Check-in

Saving a lot of time and sparing your nerves can be done with Air France’s online check-in.

How does Air France online check-in work?

It is really simple. All you have to do is enter the number of the Flying Blue card, the electronic ticket or the booking code and you are already identified and can check in and accompanying persons. You can also secure your seat online. Those who value extra legroom can also reserve a so-called Seat Plus. If you travel with a lot of luggage, you should also secure the luggage option for additional luggage. The boarding pass can then be printed out or sent to your cell phone via SMS / MMS. It is also possible to print out the boarding pass directly at the airport at the check-in machine or to pick it up at the check-in counter.

What is Air France’s automatic check-in?

If you have booked your flight on the airline website, you can use the automatic check-in. This is carried out 30 hours before departure and your boarding pass is simply sent to you by email. In this case, you specify the desired space directly when booking.

Are there flights where Air France online check-in is not possible?

Yes, there are. You cannot check in online at one of the following airports: Alicante, Damascus, Hanoi, Luxembourg (with the exception of flights operated by CityJet), Palma, Seoul, Sofia (for flights operated by Air Bulgaria), Vigo. Flights to Helsinki are also affected.

How to check in your luggage?

Luggage can be dropped off at the designated luggage counters. It is also possible to print out the luggage tags yourself at the check-in machine and to drop off the items at the EXPRESS baggage drop-off counter to save even more time.

Online Check-in

The largest French airline offers direct access to this on its website Here you just have to click on “Booking & Check-in” and you will get to the corresponding subpage.

Check-in start time

Online check-in is available 30 hours or 24 hours (for flights from Atlanta, Detroit and Minneapolis) before departure.

Click the button below to check in online.


Airport Check-in

To check in at the airport, check the closing times of the check-in counter on the Air France website. If you are not at the airport in time, you will not be able to board the plane and you will lose all your rights on the purchased flight ticket.

Air France Baggage Allowance

Carry-on baggage

Each passenger can take a hand luggage. A laptop, a handbag or an action bag may also be on board. The dimensions of the luggage may not exceed 55 cm x 25 cm x 35 cm. The total weight for Economy Class for the hand luggage at 12 kg in the Business Class may be two hand luggage pieces, but a maximum weight of 18 kg must not be exceeded. Children can have their own hand luggage depending on the class.

Checked baggage

All non-prohibited items must be carried in the luggage, which is given at the Air France check-in counter. Since different weights and measures apply for each connection, the individual guidelines can not be discussed in detail. In principle, however, it should be noted that the weight in all booking classes is usually at a maximum of 23 kg. There is usually no charge for the first piece of luggage. A second piece of luggage is only included in the higher booking classes.

Other luggage

With regard to the special bag at Air France it can be said that sports equipment in the form of golf bags are considered as luggage and can be given free of charge within the framework of the free baggage border. This also applies to other sports equipment except surfing, kite surfing, body and longboards, windsurfing boards, bicycles and tandems. This costs up to ‚€100 depending on the destination. In addition, such luggage should be registered in advance.

Tripuck does not guarantee the correctness and timeliness of the information. Contact your agency or airline for actual luggage information

Air France Seat Selection

In Economy Class, seat reservations can be made during the booking process. There are no costs for this in the Flex tariff and for most standard tariffs on flights to the USA. Even after the booking has been completed, seats can still be reserved and managed in advance on the Air France website under the “My booking” tab. With online check-in, the selection of a standard seat is free of charge across all tariffs and lines. Connected seats for families with children up to the age of 14 who travel under the same booking code will be reserved by Air France two days before departure. They can be seen on the boarding pass.

Air France Knee Distance

Because of the airlines who want to reduce the cost of flying more passengers, knee distance is very important especially on long haul flights. The front seats and emergency exit seats are the seats with the highest knee distance. It is generally sold for a fee.

Flying Blue Frequent Flyer Program

The Flying Blue airline’s frequent flyer program, Air-France-KLM, brings numerous benefits to members and loyal customers. This includes the opportunity to benefit from numerous advantages during the flight as well as discounted fares. Membership benefits include more baggage, free use of the lounges at certain airports, and faster boarding through the Priority Check-in. In addition to flights with Air-France-KLM, Miles can also be collected via other partner airlines with regard to Flying Blue.

Four levels of membership make the program special

Many frequent flyer programs have a maximum of two to three membership categories. If you want to become a member of Flying Blue, you can choose between four levels of membership. The level Ivory is considered a basic category and can be claimed by a simple registration. The other three levels are the elite categories. The Silver status provides as a prerequisite the minimum use of 30,000 flight miles for people residing in France, and 25,000 flight miles for persons resident in other countries. Gold is 60,000 and 40,000 miles, and Platinum is 90,000 miles and 70,000 miles respectively.

Air France Food & Beverage

Economy and Premium Class

In economy class, a snack is served on short-haul flights. For example, a croissant, a fresh sandwich at lunchtime, and if you fly in the afternoon, you will be served sweet or salty pastries.

A hot meal is included on long-haul flights. If required, an “à la carte” menu can also be reserved for an additional charge (the cost for this is between 12EUR and 28EUR depending on the menu). While the free catering in Economy and Premium Economy is served on plastic dishes and with plastic cutlery, the à la carte menu offers you beautiful china dishes and normal cutlery.

Business Class

Business Class offers a wide range of meals from renowned star chefs. There is both French cuisine and international delicacies. You can enjoy starters, warm dishes, cheese platters, as well as a variety of desserts, sorbets and fruits. The main meal can be selected from a menu, but you must make this selection in advance. In business class, dishes are served on porcelain.

First Class

The catering in First Class is similar to that in Business Class, but there is a larger selection of dishes and the meals are also at an even higher level and are even nicer arranged (on dishes designed for the airline) to accommodate First Class passengers to offer a culinary experience. Of course, meals in First Class are also served on porcelain dishes and with silver cutlery.

Special meals

Guests can order special meals on intercontinental flights and selected flights to specific destinations. There are various vegetarian and vegan meals to choose from, as well as dietary dishes (low in salt, low in sugar, low in fat, gluten-free, allergen-free, diet food without sauce) and religious meals (Kosher, Muslim, Hindu).

Air France Inflight Entertainment

Air France’s in-flight entertainment program offers Audio Video on Demand, with choices among films, TV series, news, themed and music channels.

Find below some of the facilities you may enjoy onboard and that will make your flight an even more pleasant experience:

• A wide selection of films, available in English, Spanish and French, and many of them also in Chinese, Japanese and/or Korean
• Audio and music channels with hundreds of choices
• Berlitz International language courses
• Games
• Extensive in-flight shopping selection from “La Boutique” onboard duty free shop
• “Air France Magazine” is free for all passengers
• “Air France Madame” is a luxury fashion in-flight magazine available in Business and First Class


Depending on the aircraft type, a WiFi hotspot is available on board. The free Message Pass is suitable for communication with messenger apps, the Surf Pass for surfing the Internet and checking e-mails. It is valid for one hour or the entire flight and is available from five euros on intra-European flights and from eight euros on international flights. The Stream Pass enables faster surfing and the streaming of films and series from 30 euros on international lines.

Air France Pet Policy

Who wants to leave your best friend at home? On this page you will find the rules of traveling with your pet during your flight with Air France.

Please be sure to check with the airline before you travel, as the rules for transporting pets vary according to the airline.

Air France Lounge

Air France offers premium lounge facilities in its own lounges but also in those of its partners, in more than 300 international airports all over the world.

Air France lounges are accessible to La Première (First), Affaires (Business) and Premium Economy Class passengers (in Paris and Amsterdam only), as well as to Flying Blue Gold, Flying Blue Platinum and SkyTeam Elite Plus members.

Enjoy your stay at the airport in one of the Air France lounges:
Première Lounge
Departures Lounge
Arrivals Lounge
Salon Air France
SkyTeam Lounge
Air France Lounge

Air France
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Owner: Stock market - State of France - Employees
Frequent Flyer Program: Flying Blue
Company slogan: France is in the air

Number of Aircraft: 210
Destinations:  201
Average Age of Aircraft: 14.2
Type of Aircraft: Airbus, Boeing, McDonnell Douglas, Embraer, Fokker, ATR, Canadair, British Aerospace, de Havilland Canada, Dornier, Sa
Detail of Fleet: Airbus A318, Airbus A319, Airbus A320, Airbus A321, Airbus A330-200, Airbus A340-300, Airbus A380, Boeing 777-200, Boeing 777-300, Boeing 787-9

Head Office: 45 Rue de Paris, 95747 Roissy CDG Cedex, France
Phone Number: +33 (0) 89 27 0265 4
Fax Number: +33 1 41 56 8419

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