Information about Air France
- URL: http://www.airfrance.co.uk/
- Telephone: 0871 66 33 777 (sales: 10p/min from BT Landlines. Calls from other networks and mobiles may cost more)
- Type of airline: Scheduled airline
- Country: France (FR)
- Call sign: Air France
- Address: Société Air France S.A., 45 rue de Paris, 95747 Roissy Charles de Gaulle cedex, France
- Air France United Kingdom: Air France, Warwick Street, London W1B 5LZ, United Kingdom
- Home airport: CDG
- Year founded: 1933
- Type of company: S.A.
- Alliances: SkyTeam
- Number of aircraft: 350
- Online check-in: Yes: 30 hours before departure.
- Check-in closes: 20 - 60 min.
- Baggage allowance: 23 kg
- Hand luggage / hold luggage: 12 kg, 55 cm x 35 cm x 25 cm
- Legroom (seat pitch): 81,5 - 86,5 cm
- Seat width: 44,5 cm
- Charge for sporting equipment: Conditions depend on the baggage allowance for the flight concerned. Please check on the Air France website.
Air France is the biggest French airline, and together with the Dutch company KLM part of Air France-KLM. In terms of sales, the group is the largest airline in the world.
On June 30, 2007, Air France owned 389 aircraft. With an average age of 8.8 years, the fleet is one of the most modern in the world. It consists of 16 Airbus A330-200, 19 Airbus A340-300, 14 Boeing 747-400 and 47 Boeing 777-200ER/-300ER, and 18 Airbus 318, 46 A319s, 68 A320s and 15 A321s. The regional fleet includes 17 Canadair Jet 100, 14 Canadair Jet 700 and 13 Fokker 100 Brit Air. City Jet owns 17 BAE 146-200/300 and 8 AVRO RJ 85. There is also the airline "Regional", with 45 Embraer 120 / 135 / 145, 3 Embraer 190, and 14 Fokker 70 / 100.
On 7.10.1933, the two largest airlines in France merged to form the airline "Air France". On 22.06.1999 Air France and the American Delta Airlines together with Korean Air and Aeromexico, founded the alliance "SkyTeam", which later took up more airlines. In a share exchange Air France took over the Dutch airline KLM in May 2004. For legal reasons both airlines are operated as separate companies, so that KLM and Air France cooperate in particular in the context of SkyTeams. Air France itself came about as a merger and in turn has taken over several other companies.
There are flights between the United Kingdom and France every day. More than 240 destinations worldwide are served from the home airport Paris Charles de Gaulle. Many French domestic flights, on the other hand, continue to be operated under the name of "La Navette" to Paris-Orly airport. However, Orly is less suitable for connecting flights and represents a major terminus rather than a hub. Flights to the French overseas departments, such as Réunion, Guadeloupe and Martinique also depart from Paris-Orly.
Even after the merger of Air France and KLM, Amsterdam’s airport Schiphol continues to be a hub of the former KLM.