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Air France, the French flag carrier, flies to more than 90 destinations in Europe, Africa, Asia, North America and South America. Founded in 1933, Air France is headquartered at Charles de Gaulle Airport outside of Paris and also has its main hub at that airport. In 2004, Air France and KLM combined to form Air France-KLM. Air France was one of just two airlines in the world to operate regularly scheduled supersonic commercial flights on the Concorde, which was retired from service in 2003.
Air France provides up to four classes of service on its aircraft:
Passengers traveling in La Première on international flights receive an extremely high level of personal service through all aspects of their journey and have access to all of the Air France and SkyTeam lounges. When departing Charles de Gaulle, passengers are personally escorted from their curb side arrival through dedicated check-in and private security channels to the La Premiere lounge, exclusively for First Class passengers while they wait for a private chauffer to drive them to their aircraft. Onboard, passengers enjoy a fully lie-flat seat, individual screens with on-demand programming, power outlets, noise-cancelling headphones, an amenity kit featuring Clarins products and complimentary meal service with premium wines and spirits. When arriving at Charles de Gaulle, passengers also have access to the arrivals lounge.
Passengers traveling in Affaires on intercontinental flights receive priority check-in, priority service at security checkpoints (where available), priority baggage delivery and access to Air France, KLM and SkyTeam Business Class lounges before each flight. Passengers also enjoy an angled lie-flat seat, individual screens with on-demand programming, power outlets, noise-cancelling headphones, amenity kits and complimentary meal service.
Air France is phasing-in its new Premium Voyageur cabin on its intercontinental long-haul flights (except those on the B777 serving the Caribbean and Indian Ocean routes and on the B747). Passengers in Premium Voyageur class enjoy 20% wider seats with 20% more legroom, an interactive video screen, noise-reducing headsets, a PC outlet, amenity kits and complimentary meal service.
Premium Class on flights within Europe includes Premium Affaires and Premium Economy. Passengers traveling in Premium Affaires have access to all of Air France's lounges in Europe free of charge and have additional workspace in the cabin. Premium Eco passengers have access to lounges at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol airports. All Premium passengers enjoy priority check-in and boarding. Onboard, Premium Affaires passengers will be seated in a two by two layout, converting the middle seat into a tray table. A snack or meal will be provided depending on the time of departure and the duration of the flight.
The Alizé cabin is located at the front of new B777-300 aircraft flying Caribbean and Indian Ocean routes. Alizé Class features seats that are spaced 92 cm apart and are equipped with PC outlets. Passengers will receive an amenity kit and the same meal as passengers seated in Business Class.
On intercontinental flights, passengers in the Voyageur cabin receive an amenity kit and a complimentary meal or snack, depending on the duration of the flight and time of day. On flights within Europe, North Africa or Israel, passengers will receive complimentary beverages and a snack.
Air France offers complimentary drinks and a meal or snack, depending on the time of day and the duration of the flight.
Long-haul flights feature personal seat-back entertainment for First Class and Business Class passengers. On select long-haul flights, Premium Economy and Economy passengers also have personal seat-back entertainment. The availability of personal seat-back entertainment and shared televisions varies by aircraft on short-haul flights.
AC Power outlets are available at each seat on long-haul flights in First Class and Business Class and, depending on the aircraft, in Premium Economy Class and Economy Class. On short-haul flights, power outlets are available in First Class and Business Class on certain aircraft. Passengers flying on the Airbus A380 can download free audio guides, subway maps, music and games to their USB flash drive, which is an Air France exclusive feature.
Air France's fleet includes the following aircraft types*:
*Please note that Air France often has several configurations of a specific aircraft type, so please check SeatGuru for seat map information and recommendations on the best seats for your flight.
Air France is a member of the SkyTeam global alliance, which includes the following airlines:
Additionally, Air France partners with many other airlines, including the following:
Flying Blue is Air France's frequent flyer loyalty program, and it is also the frequent flyer loyalty program of KLM, Air Europa, Aircalin, Kenya Airways and Tarom.