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.
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.
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Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport, Marseille Provence Airport, Nice Co’te d’Azur Airport and Toulouse-Blagnac Airport is used as a secondary hub
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|
|AerolÃneas Argentinas||Azerbaijan Airlines||Kenya Airways|
|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|
Air France offers its online check-in directly on the company’s website
Check-in start time
Starting from 30 hours before the flight and continues until 60 minutes prior the scheduled flight.
Click the button below to check in online.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To make a comfortable trip with Air France, you must choose the right seat. In general, if you want to travel in a good seat, you should choose your seat in advance and disregard some extra fees if necessary.
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.
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.
Detailed information about airline’s paid and free catering services will be updated on this page soon.
Especially in long distances, Air France offers in-flight entertainment, so you can enjoy your flight without getting bored.
The airline offers you movies, music, TV shows and more entertainment options that will allow you to travel without getting bored.
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.
The lounges are indispensable especially for business class passengers. What facilities does it offer? Here you will find detailed information about Air France lounges for a comfortable start to your trip.