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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...

AIR FRANCE presents a draft agreement to the pilot unions

Following two weeks of negotiations since December, Air France management this morning presented a draft agreement to the pilot unions, SNPL and SPAF. It is open for signature until 24 February. This period could be extended if the unions opt for a consultation with the pilots. This draft agreement should enable the creation of the “NewCo”, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Air France. W...

Air France swaps two canceled A380s for smaller A350 jets

Air France has swapped its remaining orders for two Airbus A380 superjumbos for three smaller A350s, Airbus confirmed on Friday, highlighting a switch towards lighter twinjets. The French carrier announced the swap last March and included it in its 2015 annual report, but the switchover only appeared in Airbus's published order list for January 2017. An Airbus spokesman said the company...

Take off with Air France on non-stop flights to Athens, Stockholm and Ibiza on departure from Marseille

To meet high demand during the summer, Air France will serve Athens, Stockholm and Ibiza with non-stop flights on departure from Marseille as from 24 July 2017. In this way, the Company’s customers will benefit from three new summer routes served up to 4 times weekly. These flights will be operated by Airbus A320 with a capacity of 178 seats. Flight schedules (in local time) during the...