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Welcome Aubusson - the 10th Airbus A350 of Air France

Air France took delivery of its 10th Airbus A350-900. The aircraft, registration F-HTYK, rolled off the Airbus assembly line in Toulouse and took off for Paris-Charles de Gaulle, where it will operate on the airline's long-haul routes. The front of the fuselage bears the name 'Aubusson', named after the town in the Creuse region of France, whose tapestries are famous throughout the...

The first long-haul flight powered by sustainable aviation fuel produced in France

Air France-KLM, Total, Groupe ADP and Airbus have joined forces to carry out the first long-haul flight powered by Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)[1] produced in France. On 18th May, Air France Flight 342 took off from Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport's Terminal 2E for Montreal with its tanks filled for the first time with sustainable aviation fuel produced in Tota...

Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines to power Air France A220 fleet

Pratt & Whitney announced that Air France-KLM Group has finalized an order for more than 120 GTF engines to power a fleet of 60 Airbus A220-300 aircraft. These engines will be supported by Pratt & Whitney through a long-term comprehensive service agreement, with engine maintenance planned to be carried out by AFI KLM E&M.The first aircraft is scheduled to be delivered in Sept...

Air France continues to invest in electric ramp equipment

As part of its sustainable development policy, Air France has set itself the aim of halving its CO2 emissions per passenger km by 2030. To achieve this, the airline is doing all it can to reduce its carbon footprint at every stage of its value chain, both on the ground and on board. For several years, Air France has been committed to using electric ramp equipment, and on 3 September 2020, teste...

Air France to serve close to 150 destinations this summer

As air traffic picks up, Air France is gradually reinforcing its flight schedule for summer 2020.By the end of June, the flight schedule will represent 20% of the capacity usually deployed over this period. Subject to the lifting of travel restrictions, the gradual increase in the number of frequencies and destinations will continue, reaching 35% of the flight schedule initially planned in Ju...

Air France: temperature checks on departure and compulsory wearing of a mask

As from 11 May 2020 and to ensure the highest level of health and safety, Air France will progressively implement temperature checks on departure from all its flights. These systematic checks will be carried out with contactless infrared thermometers. A body temperature below 38°C will be required to travel. Customers whose temperature is higher than this may be denied boarding and their re...

The 350th A350 delivered to Air France

In a nod to the history of the French aviation industry, the 350th Airbus A350 will fly in the Air France colours. The aircraft left the aircraft manufacturer’s assembly line in Toulouse and will shortly begin flying to Bamako and Abidjan. In returning to its tradition of naming its aircraft, Air France has called it Nice, in tribute to the iconic city on the French Riviera and g...

World leading partnership - Air France, KLM, Delta & Virgin Atlantic

New partnership provides customers with more convenient flight schedules and a shared goal of ensuring a smooth and consistent travel experience, whichever airline people fly.  The partnership also provides the flexibility to book flights on any of the four carriers through their respective mobile apps, websites, or via travel agents. Customers will enjoy award-winning service, top-tier premi...