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The very first flight equipped with Li-Fi technology

Air France tested the very first flight equipped with Li-Fi (Light Fidelity) technology, developed by Latécoère on board the commercial flight AF6114 operated by Airbus A321 from Paris-Orly to Toulouse. As part of its commitment to researching new in-flight uses for its customers, Air France welcomed gamers, finalists in the "Air France Trackmania Cup", developed by Ubisoft...

Safran Efficient Cabin Open Space chosen by Air France for its Airbus A320 fleet

Air France is the first airline in the world to choose Safran Cabin's latest ECOS luggage compartments to equip its A320 and A321 single-aisle short and medium-haul aircraft. On its domestic and European network, Air France is continuing to improve its customers' travel experience by offering them more space to store their cabin luggage as from 2020.  The ECOS&nbs...

First Air France A350 XWB delivered!

Congratulations Air France on the delivery of it's first A350-900! The airraft is considered as the world’s most efficient all new design wide-body aircraft. The first jet out of a total order of 28 was handed over to Anne Rigail, Air France Chief Executive Officer and Benjamin Smith, Air France-KLM Group Chief Executive Officer, by Airbus Chief Commercial Officer Christia...

60 A220 aircraft goes.... to Air France-KLM

The Air France–KLM Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 60 A220-300 aircraft to modernise its fleet. By acquiring the industry’s most efficient and technologically advanced single-aisle aircraft, the airline will benefit from a significant reduction in fuel burn and CO2 emissions. These A220s are intended to be operated by Air France.  “The acquis...

Air France RFID technology to ensure better baggage tracking

Think about your air travel experience, now your baggage, was it always perfect? Air France and  Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport will offer new baggage tracking feature!  Air France is one of the very first airlines in the world to have decided, in collaboration with Paris Aéroport, to implement the use of RFID technology. For Air France in 2020, this represents about 8 mill...

Inflight Shoppertainment with Air France launched by SKYdeals

New partnership for the French startup SKYdeals - Air France, launching  pilot of its technology of Inflight Shoppertainment on several lines of the medium and long-haul networks of the airline. Since January 2019, the e-commerce platform SKYdeals is available on long, medium and short-haul flights equipped with an Internet connection to travelers from all countries: North A...

Air France’s new B787 takes off to Montreal

Since May 1st 2017, Air France has been operating daily flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Montreal (Canada) with the second of its Boeing 787. To celebrate the launch of this new aircraft, the Montreal-Trudeau airport fire department gave the company’s new B787 the traditional water salute on arrival. Montreal is the first transatlantic destination served by Air France with this...

Air France and Porsche GB set a new Guinness World Records title

In a record-breaking achievement, a standard Porsche Cayenne has successfully towed a 285-tonne Air France Airbus A380 42-metres, setting a new Guinness World Records title for ‘Heaviest aircraft pulled by a production car’. It’s impressive not only because the A380 is over 100 times as heavy as the Cayenne, but because the car in question was standard. The Ger...