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Air France

Founded in 1933, Air France is the flag carrier of France. The airline, based out of Paris, is part of the Air France-KLM Group, and also a member of the SkyTeam alliance. The airline was the first in the world to retire its entire Airbus A380 fleet. (Featured image: Airbus)

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Air France-KLM
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latest Air France Articles

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French Government To Raise Airline Taxes To Fund Railways

The newly introduced tax will be applied to first and business class tickets.

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Baby Bus: Which Airlines Still Operate The Airbus A318?

Only two scheduled carriers still operate the 'Baby Bus.'

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90 Years Old This Month: Air France's History In Five Key Milestones

From humble beginnings to one of Europe’s largest airline groups.

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Flights Route Around Niger As Airspace Remains Closed Following A Coup

This has affected all flights between Europe and most of sub-Saharan Africa.

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Inside SkyTeam - The Youngest Major Airline Alliance

The youngest of the world's major airline alliances turned 23 this summer - what does the future hold for SkyTeam?

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The 5 Best Airline First Class Seats 2023

While first class seats might be falling, there are still some fancy ways to get around the world.

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18 Years Ago This Week: The Overrun Of Air France Flight 358 In Toronto

The incident resulted in no fatalities despite a post-impact fire that destroyed the aircraft.

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Air France-KLM Group Posts €604 Million Q2 Net Income

The Air France-KLM Group, which includes Transavia, has delivered strongly in Q2 and is well on the way to a full post-COVID recovery.

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Air France-KLM Sees Cargo Demand Continuing To Soften Post-COVID

Revenues for the Franco-Dutch aviation group fell nearly 34% between Q2 2022 and 2023 amid lowered global demand for air freight.

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Air France-KLM & Pointspay Launch 'Flying Blue+' To Offer New Online Payment Method

Shoppers now have an easy way to earn miles from retail spending.

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Intercontinental Potential: 3 Routes That Are Profitable But Unserved

We identified three intercontinental routes with strong potential.

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Air France Receives 21st Airbus A350

Passengers may notice differences onboard the aircraft compared to the carrier’s other A350s.

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What If Virgin Atlantic Had Operated The Concorde?

In recent years, it seems the Virgin Group is moving away from supersonic travel.

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Air France Announces Partnership With Paris 2024 Summer Olympics

Air France was the official partner of Paris' bid to host next year's games and is now the Official Partner for Paris 2024.

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The Most Notable New Airline Routes This Week

Routes go to the heart of airlines and airports, and I celebrate them in my weekly newsletter.

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Air France Returns To Abu Dhabi With The Airbus A350

The carrier will fly from its hub at Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport to the capital of the United Arab Emirates daily from October.

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14th US Winter Route: Air France Adds Boeing 787 Flights To Raleigh Durham

Air France will be the second European airline at Raleigh Durham.

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Passenger Left To Scrub Blood Off Floor Of Air France Boeing 777

A traveler aboard a transatlantic flight with Air France from Paris to Toronto found something appalling on his flight.

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How Much Did It Cost To Fly On Concorde?

Fares slowly went up which drove down load factors.

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Air France Launches New Summer Menus in Business & First Class

Air France's premium passengers flying out of Paris this summer are in for a treat!