Air France

Air FranceFounded on October 7 1933, Air France is the national flag carrier of France with its main hub at the Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. The merger of Air Union, Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Societe Generale De Transport Aerien (SGTA), Air Orient and Compagnie International de Navigation Aerienne (CIDNA) resulted in the formation of Air France. On May 5, 2004, Air France merged with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. However, both companies under Air France-KLM merger maintain their own schedule and fly under their own brands. With reasonable air fare and convenience factor like online booking of air tickets, Air France has managed to become a favourite of passengers world over. The inaugural Air France Flight flew between Paris and French Antilles on July 6, 1947. This flight marked the opening of the air route between the mainland France and French West Indies. Air France has been able to serve its passengers in the best possible manner owing to its workforce of 58, 485 and world-class fleet. With the help of subsidiaries like Servair, BlueLink, HOP!, CityJet and Transavia France, Air France strives to become one of the best airlines in times to come. Air France also has a charitable foundation that works for sick and disabled children. less
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Air France Top Routes

Operating from Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport as its major hub, Air France has a flight schedule covering top destinations including France, Europe, Asia Pacific and Caribbean to name a few. In France the airline provides air tickets from Amsterdam-Schiphol and Paris-Charles de Gaulle to all major parts of the country. Amsterdam and Paris also serve flights to major European locations including Munich, Zurich, Copenhagen, Rome, Istanbul, London and Venice. Air France flights also serve North American destinations like Vancouver, Seattle, Los Angeles, Washington, Toronto and Chicago. Air France also operates in South America with regular and direct flights to Buenos Aires, Rio De Janeiro, Santiago and Sao Paulo. Known for quality on-board services, low air fare and hospitality, Air France Flights serve major cities in Asia-Pacific region including New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok. Considering its widespread network globally, it is no wonder that Air France is the preferred airline of many. With dedicated crew, reliable fleet, convenient schedule and flexible online booking, Air France has managed to strike a chord with many. Air France is a member of the SkyTeam alliance, which means it can benefit from a network of several airlines that are the member of the same alliance. Under SkyTeam membership, the route network of the Air France expands up to 1000 destinations across 6 continents on the globe. Less
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Air France has currently a fleet of 250 passenger aircraft that include Airbus A318-100 (18), Airbus A319-100 (39), Airbus A319-100LR (6), Airbus A320-200 (57), Airbus A321 - 100 (3), Airbus A321-200 (19), Airbus A330-200 (15), Airbus A340-300 (18), Airbus A380-800 (3), Boeing 747-400 (13), Boeing 777-200ER (25) and Boeing 777-300ER (30). Air France has also placed order for 34 more aircrafts, which include 10 Airbus A320-200, 3 Airbus A321-200, 9 Airbus A380-800 and 12 Boeing 777-300ER.

Baggage Allowance

Air France baggage policy allows a total weight of 12 kgs/ 26.5 lbs for a passenger traveling in economy class and 18 kgs for a business class passenger. A standard bag can be 55 cm (l) x 35 cm (w) x 25 cm (h) - including pockets, wheels, and handles as per Air France cabin baggage dimensions allowed in the policy. If a passenger is traveling with an infant, they are allowed to carry 1 additional small baggage item in the cabin at no extra charge as per Air France baggage rules. The airlines also allow you to calculate your Air France baggage allowance depending upon your destination and travel class by using an online tool.

Awards & Recognition

Following its slogan 'Making the sky the best place on Earth', Air France India offers excellent in-flight and on ground services to passengers. Air France has been facilitated with many award & recognition for world class services and facilities. On July 12, 2009, Air France-KLM Group was honoured by Airline Business in the Environment category of the Airline Strategy Awards in London.

Air France History

Air France came into existence on October 7, 1933 with a big merger of four airline companies, namely Air Orient, Air Union, Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Compagnie Internationale de Navigation Aerienne (CIDNA) and Societe Generale de Transport Aerien (SGTA). Prior to merger the constituent members of Air France were operating their flights across Europe and French colonies in North Africa. During World War II Air France started its operations to Casablanca (Morocco). On July 1, 1946 Air France inaugurated its direct scheduled flight between Paris and New York. In the year 1948 with 130 aircraft Air France operated one of the biggest fleets of the world. On January 12, 1990, Air France became bigger with a merger happened among the government-owned Air France, semi-government Air Inter and fully private UTA. Further on September 30, 2003 Air France and Holland based KLM Royal Dutch Airlines announced a merger that came into effect on May 5, 2004. Despite owned by a single company, both Air France and KLM operate flights with their own brand names.

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