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About the airline
Situated in Tremblay-en-France, just north of Paris, Air France operates as the official carrier for France. In 2015, the airline carried more than 46 000 000 passengers to 168 destinations in 93 countries. The airline was formed in October of 1933 and was France’s national carrier for 70 years before its merger with KLM in 2003.
The current Air France livery consists of a white scheme with the blue Air France title and design. This current design has been used since the late 70’s with only slight changes being introduced throughout the 2000’s.
The airline operates both passenger and cargo services across 168 destinations in 93 countries across 6 continents. Most of their international flights operates from Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. The airline also has a presence at Paris-Orly, Lyon-Saint-Exupery, Marseilles Provence, Toulouse Blagnac, Nice Côte d’Azur and Bordeaux-Merignac airports. New routes are on the horizon with Air France becoming a more strategic partner with Delta Airlines and Alitalia through the SkyTeam alliance.
The current fleet consists of both Airbus and Boeing aircraft with an average age of 11 years. Air France was the first airline in Europe to start operating the Airbus A380-800 ‘superjumbo’ aircraft on the Paris to New York route in June 2010.
Air France was also famous for their use of the Concorde. Unfortunately this service was cancelled following a crash in 2000. High fuel and maintenance costs also attributed to this decision being implemented.
The standard baggage allowance for an Air France flight is 1 piece of hand baggage as well as a personal accessory (like a handbag or laptop) and then a 23kg piece of checked luggage (32kg are allowed when flying business class). In addition to this, they also offer many other baggage options to make traveling with them easier.
- Additional baggage options can be purchased if you require more weight or are traveling with heavier pieces.
- Baggage delivery and pick-up options at the time and location of your choice, before departure and after arrival at Charles de Gaulle
- Baggage drop off the day before departue is also possible and will save you precious time on your day of travel
- Protective baggage covers can be rented for strollers, car seats or wheelchairs and will give you that extra peace of mind that everything is in safe hands
Contact Air France
If you have more questions around the services offered by Air France, visit their FAQ section by clicking here. You can also follow them on social media for all the latest information around promotions and new routes.