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operates worldwide scheduled passenger and cargo services to 150 international destinations in 83 countries (including Overseas departments and territories of France). The airline’s global hub is at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, with Paris Orly Airport, Lyon SaintExupéry Airport, and Nice Côte d’Azur AirCallsign port serving as secondary hubs.[1] Air AIRFRANS France’s corporate headquarters, previously 1933 in central Paris, are located at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle, north of Paris. Charles de Gaulle Airport Air France was formed on 7 October 1933, • Paris-Orly Airport from a merger of Air Orient, Air Union, Com• Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport pagnie Générale Aéropostale, Compagnie In• Nice Côte d’Azur Airport ternationale de Navigation Aérienne Flying Blue (CIDNA), and Société Générale de Transport Aérien (SGTA). In 1990, the airline acquired the operations of domestic French carrier Air Inter and international rival Union des TransL’Espace Première Lounge Departures Lounge ports Aériens (UTA). Air France served as Arrivals Lounge France’s primary national flag carrier for sevSalon Air France en decades prior to its 2003 merger with SkyTeam Lounge KLM. Between April 2001 and March 2002, SkyTeam the airline carried 43.3mn passengers and had total revenues of €12.53bn. In November • Brit Air 2004, Air France ranked as the largest • CityJet • Régional European airline with 25.5% total market share, and was the largest airline in the 262 (+ 45 orders) excl.subsidiaries world in terms of operating revenue. 170 incl.subsidiaries Air France operates a mixed fleet of Airexcl.code-shares bus and Boeing wide-body jetliners on longhaul routes, and utilises Airbus A320 family Air France-KLM aircraft on short-haul routes. The carrier’s regional airline subsidiary, Régional, operates "Making the sky the best place on the majority of its regional domestic and Earth" ("Faire du ciel le plus bel European scheduled services with a fleet of endroit de la terre") regional jet and turboprop aircraft.[2] Air Paris, France France has received IATA accreditation with Jean-Cyril Spinetta (Chairman and the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) for CEO) its safety practices.[3] Pierre-Henri Gourgeon (COO) Air France’s slogan is "Making the sky the Philippe Calavia (CFO) best place on Earth."

Website: http://www.airfrance.com

Air France (formally Société Air France), based in Paris, France, is one of the world’s largest airlines. It is a subsidiary of the Air France-KLM Group and a founding member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. Air France flies to 20 domestic destinations and

History
Formation and early years
Air France was formed on 7 October 1933, from a merger of Air Orient, Air Union, Compagnie Générale Aéropostale, Compagnie

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On 1 July 1946, Air France inaugurated direct scheduled service between Paris and New York via refuelling stops at Shannon and Gander. Douglas DC-4 piston-engined airliners covered the route in just under 20 hours.[4] By 1948 Air France operated one of the largest fleets in the world, numbering 130 aircraft.[4] In 1946 and 1948, respectively, the French government further authorised the creation of two private airlines: Transports Aériens Internationaux - later Transports Aériens Intercontinentaux - (TAI) and SATI. In 1949 the latter became part of Union Aéromaritime de Transport (UAT), a private French international airline.[4] Compagnie Nationale Air France was created by act of parliament on 16 June 1948. Initially, the government held 70%. In subsequent years the French state’s direct and indirect shareholdings reached almost 100%. In mid-2002 the state held 54%.[4][5] On 4 August 1948 Max Hymans was appointed president. During his 13-year tenure he would implement modernisation practices centred on the introduction of jet aircraft. In 1949, the company became a co-founder of Société Internationale de Télécommunications Aéronautiques (SITA), an airline telecommunications services company.[4]

A postcard of Air Orient, whose 1933 merger with other carriers formed Air France. Internationale de Navigation Aérienne (CIDNA), and Société Générale de Transport Aérien (SGTA). Of these airlines, SGTA was the first commercial airline company in France, having been founded as Lignes Aériennes Farman in 1919. The constituent members of Air France had already built extensive networks across Europe, to French colonies in North Africa and farther afield. During World War II, Air France moved its operations to Casablanca, Morocco. On 26 June 1945, all French air transport companies were nationalised. On 29 December 1945, a decree of the French government granted Air France the management of the entire French air transport network. Air France appointed its first flight attendants in 1946. The same year the airline opened its first air terminal at Les Invalides in central Paris. It was linked to Paris Le Bourget Airport, Air France’s first operations and engineering base, by coach. At that time the network covered 160,000 km, claimed to be the longest in the world.[4] Société Nationale Air France was set up on 1 January 1946.

Jet age reorganisation

Passengers disembarking from a Sud-Est SE-161 Languedoc. In 1952, Air France moved its operations and engineering to the new Paris Orly Airport South terminal. By that time the network had further expanded, covering 250,000km.[4] Air France entered the jet age in 1953 with the original, short-lived de Havilland Comet series 1, the world’s first jetliner. At the time, it was also a major operator of the Vickers Viscount turboprop. On 26 September 1953,

Air France SE-161 Languedoc in Tunisia in 1952.

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the government instructed Air France to share long-distance routes with new private airlines. This was followed by the Ministry of Public Works and Transport’s imposition of an accord on Air France, Aigle Azur, TAI and UAT, under which some routes to Africa, Asia and the Pacific were transferred to private carriers.[4] On 23 February 1960, the Ministry of Public Works and Transport transferred Air France’s domestic monopoly to Air Inter. To compensate for the loss of its domestic network, Air France was given a stake in Air Inter. The following day, Air France was further instructed to share African routes with Air Afrique and UAT.[4][5] The airline started uninterrupted pure jet operations in 1960 with the Sud Aviation Caravelle and the Boeing 707.[4] The incorporation of jet airliners into Air France’s route network cut travel times in half and improved passenger comfort.[4] Air France later became an early Boeing 747 operator, and eventually operated one of the world’s largest 747 fleets.

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Caledonia and New Zealand, South Africa and Réunion island in the Indian Ocean, as well as Los Angeles and Tahiti.[4][5] From 1974, Air France began shifting the bulk of operations to the new Charles de Gaulle Airport north of Paris. By the early 1980s, only Corsica, Martinique, Guadeloupe, most services to French Guyana, Réunion, the Maghreb region, Eastern Europe (except the USSR), Southern Europe (except Greece and Italy), and one daily service to New York (JFK) remained at Orly. In 1974, Air France also became the world’s first operator of the Airbus A300 twin-engined widebodied plane, Airbus Industrie’s first commercial airliner for which it was a launch customer.

Concorde service and rivalry

Air France Concorde on a U.S. stopover in 1977. On 21 January 1976, Air France operated its inaugural supersonic transport (SST) service on the Paris (Charles de Gaulle) to Rio (via Dakar) route with the Anglo-French BACAérospatiale Concorde. Supersonic services from Paris (CDG) to New York (JFK) - the only remaining Concorde service until its end - as well as from Paris CDG to Washington D.C. commenced the following year. Paris to New York was covered in three hours and 23 minutes, about twice the speed of sound. Approval for flights to the United States was initially withheld due to noise protests. Eventually, services to Mexico City via Washington, D.C. were started. Air France became one of only two airlines - British Airways being the other - to regularly operate supersonic services, and continued daily transatlantic Concorde service for nearly two decades. By 1983, Air France’s golden jubilee, the workforce numbered more than 34,000, its fleet about 100 jet aircraft (including 33

Air France Caravelle jetliner in Algiers in 1963. On 1 February 1963, the government formalised division of routes between Air France and its private sector rivals. Air France was to withdraw services to West Africa (with the exception of Senegal), Central Africa (except Burundi and Rwanda), Southern Africa (including South Africa), Libya in North Africa, Bahrain and Oman in the Middle East, Sri Lanka (then known as Ceylon) in South Asia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore in Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand as well as New Caledonia and Tahiti. These routes were allocated to the new Union des Transports Aériens (UTA), a new private airline that was the result of a merger between TAI and UAT. UTA also obtained exclusive rights between Japan, New

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Boeing 747s) and its 634,400 km network served 150 destinations in 73 countries. This made Air France the fourth-largest scheduled passenger airline in the world, as well as the second-largest scheduled freight carrier.[4] Air France also codeshared with regional French airlines, TAT being the most prominent. TAT applied Air France livery to several of its aircraft on Air France’s regional international routes.[6]

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to introduce Airbus A320 service on shorthaul routes.

Acquisitions and privatisation

Dassault Mercure of Air Inter which became part of Air France in 1990. On 12 January 1990, the operations of government-owned Air France, semi-public Air Inter and wholly private UTA were merged into an enlarged Air France.[4] Air France’s acquisition of UTA and Air Inter was part of an early 1990s government plan to create a unified, national carrier with the economies of scale and global reach to counter potential threats from the liberalisation of the EU’s internal air transport market.[8] On 25 July 1994, a new holding company, Groupe Air France, was set up by decree. Groupe Air France became operational on 1 September 1994. It acquired the Air France group’s majority shareholdings in Air France and Air Inter (subsequently renamed Air France Europe). On 31 August 1994, Stephen Wolf, a former United Airlines CEO, was appointed adviser to the Air France group’s chairman Christian Blanc. Wolf was credited with the introduction of Air France’s hub and spoke operation at Paris Charles de Gaulle. (Wolf resigned in 1996 to take over as CEO at US Airways.)[9][10] In 1997, Air France Europe was absorbed into Air France. On 19 February 1999, French Prime Minister Lionel Jospin’s Plural Left government approved the Air France’s partial privatisation. Its shares were listed on the Paris stock exchange on 22 February 1999. In June 1999, Air France and Delta Air Lines formed a bilateral transatlantic partnership. On 22 June 2000, this expanded into the SkyTeam global airline alliance.[1][4]

Air France operated 33 Boeing 747s by 1983. In 1986 the government relaxed its policy of dividing traffic rights for scheduled services between Air France, Air Inter and UTA, without route overlaps between them. The decision opened some of Air France’s most lucrative routes on which it had enjoyed a government-sanctioned monopoly since 1963 and which were within its exclusive sphere of influence, to rival airlines, notably UTA. The changes enabled UTA to launch scheduled services to new destinations within Air France’s sphere, in competition with that airline. Paris-San Francisco became the first route UTA served in competition with Air France non-stop from Paris. Air France responded by extending some non-stop Paris-Los Angeles services to Papeete, Tahiti, which competed with UTA on Los Angeles-Papeete. UTA’s ability to secure traffic rights outside its traditional sphere in competition with Air France was the result of a campaign to lobby the government to enable it to grow faster, becoming more dynamic and more profitable. This infuriated Air France.[7] In 1988, Air France was a launch customer for the fly-by-wire (FBW) A320 narrowbody twin, along with Air Inter and British Caledonian. It became the first airline to take delivery of the A320 in March 1988, and along with Air Inter became the first airlines

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• Freight transport: largest company for international freight transportation without integration. With integration, Air France-KLM is third worldwide behind FedEx Express and UPS Airlines. • Airplane maintenance and repair: largest multi-services operator.

Air France-KLM merger
On 30 September 2003, Air France and Netherlands-based KLM Royal Dutch Airlines announced the merger of the two airlines, the new company to be known as Air FranceKLM. The merger became reality on 5 May 2004. At that point former Air France shareholders owned 81% of the new firm (44% owned by the French state, 37% by private shareholders), former KLM shareholders the rest. The decision of the Jean-Pierre Raffarin government to reduce the French state’s shareholding in the former Air France group from 54.4% to 44% of the newly created Air France-KLM Group effectively privatised the new airline. In December 2004 the state sold 18.4% of its equity in Air France-KLM. The state’s shareholding in Air France-KLM subsequently fell to just under 20%.[1]

Open skies venture

Air France added the first Boeing 777-300ER to its fleet in 2004. On 17 October 2007, the creation of a profit and revenue-sharing transatlantic joint venture between Air France-KLM and Delta Air Lines was announced during a press conference at Air France-KLM’s Roissy-CDG headquarters. The venture became effective on 29 March 2008. It aimed to exploit transatlantic opportunities to capture a major share of long-haul business traffic from London Heathrow Airport, which opened to unrestricted competition on that day as a result of the "Open Skies" pact between the EU and USA. It was envisaged that Air France and Delta, as well as fellow SkyTeam members Continental and Northwest, would begin nine daily round trips between London-Heathrow and destinations in the USA, including a daily London (Heathrow) to Los Angeles service by Air France. Once the new Air France-Delta venture received antitrust immunity, it was to be extended to the other two transatlantic SkyTeam partners, enabling all four partners to codeshare flights as well as to share revenue and profit.[12][13] The new transatlantic joint venture marks the Air France-KLM Group’s second major expansion in the London market, following the launch of CityJet-operated short-haul services from London City Airport that have been aimed at business travellers in the City’s financial services industry.[12]

The merger of Air France and KLM occurred in 2004. Air France-KLM became the largest airline in the world in terms of operating revenues, and third-largest (largest in Europe) in passenger kilometres.[1] Although owned by a single company, Air France and KLM continued to fly under their own brand names. Air France-KLM remained part of the SkyTeam alliance, which now included Aeroflot, Delta Air Lines, Aeroméxico, Korean Air, Czech Airlines, Alitalia, Northwest Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Air Europa and Continental Airlines. As of March 2004, Air France employed 71,654 people.[11] As of March 2007, the airline employed 102,422 personnel.[1] According to Air France-KLM, the company’s principal activities became: • Passenger transport: first European airline with 25.5% of market share (November 2004) and largest airline in the world in terms of operating revenue.

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However, the daily London (Heathrow) - Los Angeles was not as successful as hoped, and was discontinued in November 2008.[14]

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Recent developments
On 13 January, Air France agreed to enter into recently privatised Alitalia’s capital share with a 25% stake. This capital investment is coupled with a co-operation agreement on an industrial basis. It is expected that Air France’s participation will increase in the years and that may likely lead to a merger with Alitalia, although nothing has been agreed so far on this.

Boeing 777-200ER with Air France’s Eurowhite 1970s-2008 livery.

Corporate identity
Liveries and logo

Air France title logo from 1970s-2008 Air France’s present livery is a Eurowhite scheme, comprising a white fuselage with the blue Air France title and design. The tail is white with a series of parallel red and blue lines across the it at an angle, and a small European flag at the top. This livery has been in use since the late 1970s. In 2009, to coincide with Air France’s new logo, a change in livery is expected soon with the new logo replacing the old one at the forward fuselage.[15] The tail will have little change; there will now be 3 blue bars running down instead of 4 previously. The bars will also now curve at the bottom reflecting the design of the logo. Previously, Air France aircraft had a bare-metal underside, extending up to a blue cheat-line that ran across the cabin windows. Above the cheat-line the fuselage was again white, with Air France titles and a French flag. The tail was white with two thick blue lines, which tapered from the rear of the tail and met at point towards the front bottom. This basic livery, with minor variations, would appear on all post-war Air France aircraft until the late 1970s. Upon its formation, Air France adopted the seahorse logo of its predecessor Air Orient, known as the hippocampe ailé, as its insignia.[16][17] Prior to the Air France-KLM merger, the hippocampe ailé was used on the nose section of aircraft next to the Groupe

The hippocampe ailé logo. Air France title; after the merger, the Air France-KLM logo was substituted at the nose area, and the hippocampe ailé was relocated to engine nacelles. The acroynm "AF" has also featured prominently on the airline’s flag and its signage. In February 2009, Air France officially changed its logo.

Marketing
The song played before and after Air France flights (during boarding and after landing) is ’Setting Fire to Sleepy Towns.’ by The Sleeping Years. The song featured in the Air France commercials is "Between Us" by the band Aswefall.

Uniforms
Air France uniforms denote the ranks for the flight attendants. Two silver sleeve stripes denote a Chief Purser. One silver sleeve

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stripe denote a Purser. Flight attendants do not have any sleeve stripes. Air France’s current uniforms were created by French fashion designer Christian Lacroix.

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Destinations
Air France is a full service global airline and flies to 20 domestic destinations and 150 international destinations in 83 countries (including Overseas departments and territories of France) across all 6 major continents. This includes Air France Cargo services and those destinations served by franchisees Airlinair, Brit Air, CityJet, CCM Airlines and Régional. Most of Air France’s international flights operate from Paris-Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport. Air France also has a strong presence at Paris-Orly and Lyon-Saint-Exupéry airports. As Air France becomes more a strategic partner with Delta Air Lines through the SkyTeam alliance and through a substantial joint venture, new routes and code-share agreements are developing rapidly. Airbus A321-100 5 0 0 206

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Fleet
Fleet
The Air France fleet consists of the following aircraft:[18] Air France Passenger Fleet[19] Aircraft In Orders Options Passengers Routes Service (First/Business/ Economy) *(Business/ Airbus Premium A340-300 Economy/ Economy)

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Tokyo (Summer), Toronto (Winter) and long haul African routes Airbus A380-800 0 12 2 538 (9/80/ 449) [20] Long haul Mexico City, Montréal, New York City, Tokyo

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Exit from service: 2013; 6 Boeing 747-400s to be converted to Boeing 747-400BCF (making a total of 10 in the fleet) Long haul Bangkok, Delhi, Total 251 42 12 Mauritius, MonThe average fleet age Bo- Air France is 9.5 tréal (Winter), of years as of January 2009.[21] ston [ending OctoAir France Cargo Fleet[22] ber 24, service to reAircraft sume with an Airbus In Orders A340-300 the next Service day] Miami (All Boeing year), 4 Mexico 0 747-400BCF City, Boeing Rio de Janeiro, 0 5 San 747-400ERF Francisco (Summer), caraBoeing 2 3 cas, Toronto 777-F

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• Air France signed as a launch customer for the Airbus A380-800 "superjumbo" in 2001.[24] Air France has ordered 12 Airbus A380-800 aircraft, with options on a further two. Delivery will start in 2009. The A380-800 will be used from Paris to Montréal and New York City and as additional aircraft arrive, to Beijing and Tokyo.[25] • On 20 May 2005 Air France signed an agreement with Boeing to have three of its former Boeing 747-400 Combi aircraft currently operated in all-passenger configuration - converted to the Boeing 747-400SF Special Freighter model. The modified aircraft will accelerate the phasing-out of the remaining, aging Boeing 747-200F freighters.[26]. • Air France has begun the process of removing the Boeing 747-400s from its fleet, in favour of the Boeing 777-300ER. A letter of intent has been signed for 6 747s to be purchased and converted to freighters and it hopes to have completely phased out all 747s by 2013.[27] • On 23 May 2005 Air France agreed to buy five 777 Freighters (with three further options), making it the launch customer of the 777 Freighter. Air France took delivery of its first two 777 Freighters during February 2009.[28]

Airbus A320-200

Airbus A321-200

Anniversary jet
On 14 November 2008, Air France released the first picture of an Airbus A320 with registration F-GFKJ that has been repainted in the full 1946 paint scheme to celebrate the airline’s 75 years anniversary. This heritage aircraft is planned to fly under the special colours until Spring 2010.[29] Air France Boeing 747-400 at Paris-CDG leaving for Montréal-Trudeau. into firm orders. This will bring the total of these aircraft for Air France to 33 Boeing 777-300ERs, 10 Boeing 777-Fs, and 12 A380-800.[23] • On 22 February 2005 Air France ordered a further four Boeing 777-300ERs, adding to 10 previously ordered (four delivered). The airline had previously ordered 18 Boeing 777-200ERs.

Fleet history
Concorde
The five Air France Concordes were grounded on 31 May 2003, as a result of insufficient demand following the 2000 accident, as well as higher fuel and maintenance costs. However, it is widely believed that Air France chairman Jean-Cyril Spinetta’s fear of personal criminal liability in the event of another Concorde accident was the real reason. Airbus’s subsequent decision to stop supporting the in-service Concorde fleet forced British Airways to retire its own fleet. The Airbus

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decision to end Concorde support came at an inopportune time for British Airways as it had just completed a refurbishment of the aircraft’s interiors and invested in post-2000 crash modifications. British Airways flew its last Concorde service on 24 October 2003. Concorde F-BVFA was transferred to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, an annexe of the National Air & Space Museum in Chantilly area of Fairfax County, Virginia, United States, near Washington Dulles Airport. FBVFB was given to Sinsheim Auto & Technik Museum in Germany, F-BTSD to the Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace in Paris, while F-BVFC returned to its place of manufacture in Toulouse at the Airbus factory. F-BVFF is the only example to remain at Charles de Gaulle.[30]

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L’Espace Première (first) suites on a Boeing 777.

1970s fleet
Air France Fleet in 1970 [31] Aircraft BAC/Sud Concorde Boeing SST Boeing 707-320/320B/ 320C Boeing 727-200 Boeing 747-100 Breguet Universal Douglas DC-4 Sud Caravelle Total Total Orders Notes 0 0 33 0 0 0 L’Espace Affaires (business) lie-flat seats. 13 4 1 1 44 76 4 1 0 0 0 5 Tempo (economy) cabin. Freighter 8 on option 6 on option

Cabin classes
Air France has three primary classes of international service: L’Espace Première (First), L’Espace Affaires (Business), and Tempo (Economy). European short-haul flights feature Tempo class service. For flights to the Caribbean and Indian Ocean, a premium economy class, Alizé, is also offered,[32] and a Premium Tempo class has been announced for select international routes. Inflight entertainment via AVOD (Audio Video on Demand) is available in select cabins.

L’Espace Première
L’Espace Première, Air France’s long-haul first class product, is available on Boeing 777-300ER and Boeing 777-200ER aircraft. The L’Espace Première cabin features four to eight wood and leather seats which recline 180°, forming two-metre long beds. Each seat features a 10.4" touchscreen TV monitor with interactive gaming and AVOD, a privacy divider, automassage feature, reading light, storage drawer, noise-cancelling

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headphones, personal telephone, and laptop power ports. À la carte on-demand meal services feature entrées created by Chef Guy Martin. Turndown service includes a mattress, duvet and pillow. Private lounge access is offered worldwide. L’Espace Première will be renamed Première as part of Air France’s new corporate image makeover.

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restarting every 15 minutes. Short-haul Tempo services are operated by Airbus A320 family aircraft with different seating arrangements. Air France is one of the few airlines who features winged headrests on short-haul aircraft in both classes. On short haul flights, a three course cold meal is served. On long haul flights there is a choice between two main courses when available. Limited free alcoholic beverages are available on all flights.[34] Tempo will be renamed as Voyageur with Air France’s new image rebranding.

L’Espace Affaires
L’Espace Affaires, Air France’s long-haul business class product, is available on Airbus A330, Airbus A340, Boeing 747-400, Boeing 777-200ER, and Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. L’Espace Affaires features lie-flat seats which recline to two metres in length. Each seat includes a 10.4" touchscreen TV monitor with interactive gaming and AVOD, reading light, personal telephone, and laptop power ports. Meal service features three-course meals and a cheese service, or an express menu served shortly after takeoff. L’Espace Affaires will be renamed Affaires as part of Air France’s new corporate image makeover.

Services
In-flight catering

Alizé
Alizé is Air France’s regional premium economy product for flights to the Caribbean and Indian Ocean (such as the Antilles, French Guiana, and Mauritius). On the Boeing 777-300ER, the Alizé cabin is located in front of the Tempo cabin and features 36 seats. Alizé seats recline up to 123° and feature massaging foot rests. A pre-departure drink, enhanced meal service, and feather pillows and blankets are offered.

In-flight AVOD and dessert course in L’Espace Affaires For its L’Espace Première cabin, Air France’s first class menu is designed by Guy Martin, chef of Le Grand Vefour, a Michelin threestar restaurant in Paris.[35] Menu items include hors d’oeuvres, entreés, bread basket, and cheeses, along with a dessert cart including pastries, petit fours, and tartlets.[36] Air France also serves complimentary champagne to passengers in all classes.[37]

Premium Voyageur
This new class will be available on Boeing 777 aircraft starting Autumn/Winter 2009/ 2010. Based on the concept of a premium economy cabin, it is said that it will incorporate all the amenities of standard Tempo class but with a more spacious cabin, in a 2-4-2 configuration and a 38" pitch. It is expected for there to be about 32 of these new seats on the Boeing 777-300ER.[33]

In-flight entertainment
Air France offers Audio Video on Demand (AVOD) in all classes on service on its A330, A340, and 777 aircraft. The AVOD system features multiple channels of video, audio, music, and games. L’Espace Première and L’Espace Affaires passengers can start and stop programs, plus rewind and fast-forward as desired; in Tempo class, the system may cycle between programs at a regular interval on some aircraft. Some aircraft in Air France’s 747 fleet do not have individual

Tempo
Tempo, Air France’s economy class product, features seats that recline up to 118°. The latest long-haul Tempo seat, which debuted on the Boeing 777-300ER, includes winged headrests, a personal telephone, and a touchscreen TV monitor with interactive gaming and partial AVOD, with films and programs

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video screens in Tempo class. Air France Magazine, the airline’s in-flight publication, is included at each seat, and Air France Madame, a fashion luxury magazine with a feminine perspective, is included in L’Espace Première and L’Espace Affaires cabins and lounges.[38]

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• Gold (Elite) - 40,000 or more miles traveled on 30 or more level segments. • Platinum (Elite) - 70,000 or more miles traveled on 60 or more level segments. For French and Monegasque residents, Elite thresholds are higher, at 30,000, 60,000, and 90,000 miles respectively.[40]

Lounges

Codeshare agreements
In addition to its Brit Air, CityJet and Régional subsidiaries, and its SkyTeam alliance partnership, Air France offers frequent flyer partnerships with the following airlines:

Air France Business Lounge at CDG Terminal 2E. Air France lounges are open to L’Espace Première and L’Espace Affaires passengers, as well as Flying Blue Gold, Flying Blue Platinum, SkyTeam Elite Plus, or Club 2000 frequent flier program cardholders. Many airports feature SkyTeam lounges that are used by Air France and member airline partners.

Air France e-check kiosks • Air India • Aircalin • Air Mauritius • Air Seychelles • Alaska Airlines • Austrian Airlines • Avianca • Bulgaria Air • CCM Airlines • China Eastern • Croatia Airlines • Finnair • • • • • • • • • • • • Iran Air JAL (Japan Airlines) Jat Airways LOT Polish Airlines Luxair MEA (Middle East Airlines) Qantas Royal Air Maroc SWISS TAROM Tunisair WestJet (starting early 2010)

Flying Blue
Flying Blue, the frequent flyer program of Air France-KLM, awards members points based on miles traveled and class of service. Membership into the program is free. The program is divided into standard (Ivory) and Elite (Silver, Gold and Platinum) statuses. Ivory is the basic level which is attained upon entry into the program. Elite status is attained by accruing a certain number of miles within one calendar year. Elite Silver, Elite Gold, and Elite Platinum cards have added benefits.[39] Flying Blue succeeded Air France’s previous frequent flyer program, Fréquence Plus, which operated until the Air FranceKLM merger in 2003. • Ivory - Permanent status; accrues mileage on AF, KLM, and qualifying flights. • Silver (Elite)[40] - 25,000 or more miles on 15 or more segments.

Subsidiaries and franchises
In partnership with Dutch affiliate Transavia, Air France has launched a new low-cost

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• On 27 October 1949, boxer Marcel Cerdan, violinist Ginette Neveu, some members of the Barnum & Bailey Circus and Walt Disney Studios chief merchandiser Kay Kamen[45] died when an Air France flight crashed into a mountain after two attempts to land at the São Miguel Island airport in the Azores.
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Air France regional jet operated by Brit Air subsidiary based at Paris - Orly airport. Operations began in May 2007 with flights to leisure destinations in the Mediterranean region and North Africa. It is operating four "Next Generation" Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Transavia has a 40% stake, with Air France holding the rest.[41] Airlinair, Brit Air, CityJet, CCM Airlines and Régional all operate flights on behalf of Air France, either as subsidiaries or as franchisees.

Rail ventures
Air France and Veolia are looking into jointly operating high-speed rail services in Europe. Routes will become available to operators in accordance with European rail liberalisation on 1 January 2010.[42]

In popular culture
Air France is the official airline of the Cannes Film Festival.[43] Additionally, throughout its history, Air France has also been featured in notable Hollywood films. In the 1942 classic Casablanca, an Air France airliner, identifiable via its seahorse logo, featured prominently in the film’s climactic last scene. The Air France aircraft was used to take Ingrid Bergman’s character to freedom, as her former lover, played by Humphrey Bogart, watches.[43] Additionally, the first in-flight movie was screened on board an Air France Lockheed Constellation in 1951 flying the New York to Paris route.[43]

Incidents and accidents
Twelve of the reported accidents involved loss of life.[44] Selected accidents and major incidents are listed below:

• On the nights of 12 and 14 June 1950, two Air France Douglas DC-4s (registration FBBDE and F-BBDM, respectively) crashed into the sea off Bahrain while landing, with a combined loss of 86 lives. The first accident claimed the lives of 40 of the 53 occupants and the second 46 out of 52 occupants’ lives. Both aircraft had operated the Karachi, Pakistan, to Bahrain portion of Air France’s Saigon, Vietnam Paris sector. The accident investigators concluded that the pilot in command did not maintain his correct altitude until the runway lights became visible during the approach to Bahrain in the first accident, and that the pilot in command did not keep an accurate check of his altitude and rate of descent during the approach procedure in the second accident.[47] • On 3 February 1951, a Douglas DC-4 (registration F-BBDO) operating Air France’s Douala, Cameroon, to Niamey, Niger, sector hit the 13,354 feet high Cameroon Mountain near Bouea, Cameroon, west of Douala, at a height of 8,500 feet (2,600 m). The aircraft was destroyed, killing all 29 occupants. The mountain was probably only partially visible from the flight deck due to the mist surrounding it. Although the pilot immediately turned to the left, the plane hit the steeply rising terrain with its left wing. The accident investigators concluded that the crew followed an inaccurate procedure and relied on imprecise navigation. The investigators furthermore determined that the crew did not check the draft. Moreover, they cited the crew’s error of judgement and overconfidence when flying over the mountain mass as additional contributory factors.[48] • On 3 March 1952, a SNCASE SE-161 Languedoc (registration F-BCUM) operating a passenger flight from Nice Le Var Airport to Paris Le Bourget Airport crashed shortly after takeoff with the loss

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of all 38 lives on board. Soon after takeoff from Le Var Airport, the aircraft began banking to the left. This increased progressively until the aircraft flipped over on its back and crashed. The accident investigators attributed the accident to the aircraft’s blocked ailerons to the left, as a result of a mechanical fault related to the design.[49] On 29 April 1952, a Douglas C-54A (registration F-BELI) operating a German internal service from Frankfurt RheinMain Airport to Berlin Tempelhof Airport came under attack from two Soviet MiG 15 fighters while passing through one of the Allied air corridors over East Germany. Although the attack had severely damaged the plane, necessitating the shutdown of enginess three and four, the pilot landed safely at West Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport. An inspection of the aircraft at Tempelhof revealed that it had been hit by 89 shots fired from the Soviet MiGs during the air attack. There were no fatalities among the 17 occupants (six crew, eleven passengers). The Soviet military authorities defended this attack on a civilian aircraft by claiming the Air France plane was outside the air corridor at the time of attack.[50] On 1 September 1953, a Lockheed L-749A Constellation (registration F-BAZZ) operating the Paris-Nice portion of a passenger flight to Hong Kong crashed into Mount Cemet, France, with the loss of all 42 lives on board. The accident occurred while the flight deck crew was preparing to land at Nice’s Côte d’Azur airport, the aircraft’s first scheduled stop. The accident investigation established "controlled flight into terrain (CFIT)" as the cause.[51] On 8 April 1957, a Douglas C-47B (registration F-BEIK) operating an Algerian passenger flight from Biskra lost height after takeoff and crashed a mile beyond the airport’s runway with the loss of all 34 lives on board.[52] On 31 May 1958, a Douglas C-47A (registration F-BHKV) operating a nonscheduled Algerian passenger flight from Algiers to Colomb-Béchard crashed near Molière with the loss of all 15 lives on board.[53] On 29 August 1960, a Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation (registration F-BHBC)

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operating flight AF343 from Paris to Abidjan, Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire), via Dakar, Senegal, crashed into the sea with the loss of all 63 lives on board while the aircraft’s flight deck crew made a second attempt to land at Dakar’s Yoff Airport.[54] • On 10 May 1961, a Lockheed L-1649A Starliner (registration F-BHBM) operating the Fort Lamy (now N’Djamena), Chad, to Marseille Marignane portion of Air France’s Brazzaville, Congo - Paris sector as flight AF406 crashed in the Sahara desert near Edjele, Algeria, with the loss of all 78 lives on board. The aircraft was cruising at an altitude of 20,000 feet (6,100 m) when its empennage failed. This caused it to break up in flight and crash in the Sahara desert. The accident investigators believed that the empennage separated from the rest of the aircraft as a result of the detonation of a nitrocellulose explosive device.[55] • On 12 September 1961, a Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle III (registration F-BJTB) operating the Paris Orly-Rabat-Casablanca sector as flight AF2005 crashed near Rabat’s Sale Airport with the loss of all 77 lives on board. At the time of the accident meteorological conditions in the local area were thick, low fog. The poor weather conditions reduced horizontal visibility and ceiling. The pilot informed ATC that he wanted to attempt a break-through over the NDB. The aircraft was destroyed by fire when it impacted the ground, killing everyone on board. The accident investigators cited the commander’s error in reading his instruments as the most likely cause.[56] • On 3 June 1962, a chartered Boeing 707-328 (registration F-BHSM) flying from Orly Airport, Paris, France, to HartsfieldJackson Airport, Atlanta, USA, crashed at Orly during takeoff. 130 out of a total of 132 people on board were killed. Two flight attendants sitting in the rear section of the aircraft were saved. The investigation found a faulty servo motor, which had led to an improper (and nonadjustable) elevator trim. Brake marks measuring 1,500 feet (457 m) were found on the runway, indicating that the flight deck crew tried to abort takeoff. The aircraft rolled right while only seven feet (two m) from the ground, causing its right wing to hit the ground. It crashed 50

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yards (45 m) from the runway and exploded.[57] • On 22 June 1962, Air France flight 117, operated with a Boeing 707-328 (registration F-BHST), crashed into a forest on a hill at an altitude of about 4,000 feet (1,200 m) during bad weather, while attempting to land at Point-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, West Indies, killing all 113 on board. The aircraft was attempting a nonprecision NDB approach. A malfunctioning VOR station and poor NDB reception due to thunderstorms were blamed for the accident. The airframe had acculumated only 985 hours of flying at the time of the accident. [58] • On 6 March 1968, a Boeing 707-328C (registration F-BLCJ) operating the Caracas-Point-à-Pitre sector of Air France flight 212 hit the southern slope of La Soufrière Mountain at an altitude of 3,937 feet, 27.5 km SSW of Le Raizet Airport with the loss of all 63 lives on board. When ATC had cleared the flight deck crew for a visual approach to Le Raizet’s runway 11, the crew had reported the airfield in sight. Flight 212 started to descend from FL90 and passed Saint Claude at an altitude of about 4,400 feet (1,300 m). The accident investigators cited a visual approach procedure at night in which the descent was begun from an incorrectly identified point as the probable cause. Almost certainly the youngest jetliner ever to be lost in a crash on a major airline service, Charlie Juliet had flown for a total of 33 hours since rolling off the Boeing production line, and was on her second revenue service (her maiden passenger flight was the previous day’s outbound journey from Paris). There are no known photos of this aircraft in existence.[59] • On 11 September 1968, a Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle III (registration FBOHB) operating the Ajaccio, Corsica Nice sector as flight AF1611 crashed into the sea near Cap d’Antibes off Nice with the loss of all 95 lives on board. The accident occurred while the flight deck crew attempted an emergency landing at Côte d’Azur Airport, following the detection of a fire in the aircraft’s rear cabin 21 minutes after takeoff from Ajaccio. The accident investigators

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believed that the fire had started in the right lavatory and galley area.[60] • On 4 December 1969, a Boeing 707-328B (registration F-BHSZ) operating the Caracas-Point-à-Pitre sector of Air France flight 212 crashed into the sea shortly after takeoff from Simon Bolivar International Airport with the loss of all 62 lives on board.[61] • On 12 June 1975, a Boeing 747-128 (registration N28888) operating the sector between Bombay (now Mumbai), India, and Tel Aviv, Israel, of flight AF193 to Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport was destroyed by fire on the ground at Bombay’s Santa Cruz Airport, following an aborted takeoff. The aircraft’s tyre on its right-hand main undercarriage had failed while the flight deck crew was executing a 180 degree turn at the beginning of Santa Cruz Airport’s runway 27. When the flight deck crew began its takeoff run, another tyre failed as well. At that point the plane’s wheels and braking assembly came into contact with the runway, starting a fire. The crew aborted takeoff. The ensuing delay in shutting down the engines, as well as the improper deployment of the airport’s fire service, caused the fire to spread, leading to the plane’s total destruction. There were no fatalities among the 394 occupants (18 crew and 376 passengers).[62] • Operation Entebbe: On 27 June 1976, an Airbus A300 (registration F-BVGG) operating flight AF139 from Tel Aviv to Paris via Athens was hijacked shortly after departing Athens. After refuelling in Benghazi, Libya, the hijackers demanded it be flown to Entebbe, Uganda. One hostage was freed in Benghazi and in Uganda another 155 non-Israeli and/or non-Jewish hostages were released. The flight crew remained with the hostages after Captain Bacos insisted he was responsible for them. After several days of negotiating and diplomatic interventions, Israel launched a commando raid into Entebbe to free them. During the assault all six of the hijackers were killed as were three hostages. The leader of the assault was also killed. One hostage was unaccounted for. She had been taken to Mulago Hospital prior to the assault and later killed on Idi Amin’s orders.

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• On 18 January 1984, an explosion in the cargo hold of a Boeing 747 en route from Karachi, Pakistan, to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, shortly after departing Karachi blew a hole in the right rear cargo hold. The resulting loss of cabin pressure necessitated an immediate descent to 5,000 feet (1,500 m). The aircraft returned to Karachi without any fatalities among the 261 occupants (15 crew and 246 passengers).[63] • On 26 June 1988, , Airbus A320-111 (registration F-GFKC) crashed near the airfield of Mulhouse Habsheim, in the Franco-German border region of Alsace. The accident occurred during an airshow while the flight deck crew was performing a flypast at low height and speed. The aircraft overflew the airfield in good weather. Seconds later the aircraft struck treetops behind the runway and crashed into a forest, as a result of flying too low and too slow. Three passengers died and about 50 were injured.[64] • On 24 December 1994, , an Airbus A300B2-1C (registration F-GBEC) was hijacked in Houari Boumedienne Airport in Algiers, Algeria, by four terrorists who belonged to the Armed Islamic Group. The terrorists apparently intended to crash the plane over the Eiffel Tower on Boxing Day. After a failed attempt to leave Marseille following a confrontational firefight between the terrorists and the GIGN French Special Forces, the result was the death of all four terrorists. (Snipers on the terminal front’s roof shot dead two of the terrorists. The other two terrorists died as a result of gunshots in the cabin after approximately 20 minutes.) 2 hostages including a Vietnamese diplomat were executed, 173 hostages survived, many of them wounded by shrapnel. The damage to the almost 15-year-old aircraft was so severe that it was written off. • On 5 September 1996, turbulence caused injuries to three passengers on a Boeing 747 in mid-air near Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. One died later from injuries received from an in-flight film projection screen.
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Bogotá. All 43 passengers and 10 crew died.[67][68] • On 5 March 1999, an ex-UTA Boeing 747-2B3F (SCD) freighter (registration FGPAN) carrying a revenue load of 66 tons of cargo on flight AF6745 from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Madras Meenambakkam, India, via Karachi, Pakistan and Bangalore HAL Airport, India, crash-landed, caught fire and burned out. Meenambakkam ATC had cleared the aircraft for an ILS approach to the airport’s runway 07. The crew abandoned the approach due to technical difficulties. The aircraft circled to attempt a second approach. At the end of the second approach, the aircraft’s nose struck the runway while touching down because its nose gear was either not down or not locked. The plane skidded and came to rest 7,000 feet (2,100 m) down the 13,050 ft. runway. After it had come to a standstill, the crew noticed smoke on the flight deck and began to extinguish the flames. Soon after, flames erupted in the aircraft’s front section. One crew member managed to escape from the flight deck via a rope ladder. The remaining four crew members were rescued by the airport fire service from the rear, before the flames engulfed the entire aircraft. The fire service was unable to extinguish the fire, as a result of which the aircraft burned out.[69][70] • On 25 July 2000, , a Concorde (registration F-BTSC) charter departing from De Gaulle airport in Paris bound for New York’s JFK Airport crashed just after takeoff in Gonesse, France, impacting a hotel. All 109 people on board died, plus four persons on the ground. According to the accident investigation report, the probable cause was the destruction of one of the aircraft’s main wheel tyres, as a result of passing at high speed over a part lost by a pre-departing aircraft during the takeoff run. The piercing of one of the fuel tanks by a piece of the exploding tyre ignited the leaking jet fuel and caused a loss of thrust in engine number one and two in quick succession.[71] • On 2 August 2005, overshot the runway at Toronto Pearson International Airport during a thunderstorm. The plane continued for 300 metres resting at the bottom of a ravine at the end of the

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runway adjacent to Highway 401. All 297 passengers and 12 crew survived but the plane was completely destroyed by fire. The investigation predominately blamed pilot error when faced with the severe weather conditions. Class action law suits over the incident are ongoing.

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Airport four hours after take-off due to technical difficulties. More than 50 Indian passengers among the 169 passengers who boarded the plane had to spend more than nine hours in an immigration room of the airport without adequate food, water, or access to sanitary facilities. Most of the Indian passengers did not have a transit visa for France, as they were only making a stop-over in Paris on their way from Boston to Mumbai. In contrast, other nonIndian passengers (mostly holding EU, American, and Canadian passports) were accommodated in hotels near the airport. It is important to note that those passengers had legal clearance to leave the international area due to French laws and the documents they carried. As passengers get heated in these cases, complaints from the Indian passengers at the Charles de Gaulle Airport airport were returned with threats of police action. The incident got widespread media coverage in the Indian press. Air France expressed regret for the incident, attributing the delay to the time-consuming process of obtaining visas for the passengers, and maintains that the Indian passengers were accomodated. French government regulation does not allow Indian natioanls to leave the airport without a valid Visa. These passengers did not hold such Visas. Air France suffered a "slow news day" in the media, with blame unfairly aportioned to the airline - while inconvenient, non-visa holding transit passengers with a heavily delayed or cancelled flight would be subject to similar inconvenience in any country; in many, inconvenience would be greater. In addition, immigration procedures are not shaped by the needs or wishes of airlines.[73][74]

Flight 358 at Toronto Pearson International Airport • 26 August 2008: An Air France Boeing 747-428 from Paris-Charles de Gaulle was making a landing at Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport when it skidded off the runway and got stuck in the grass. All of the 490 passengers on board escaped with no injury.[72] Air France has been the target of several hijackings. These hijackings occurred in the following sequence: • 1973 Marseille • 1976 Benghazi (Operation Entebbe) - see below - and Ho Chi Minh City • 1977 Benghazi • 1983 Geneva • 1984 Geneva, twice • 1989 Algiers • 1993 Nice • 1994 Algiers - see above • 1999 Paris. On 24 December 2003, three Air France flights bound for Los Angeles International Airport were cancelled because of fears that terrorists were targeting these flights.

References
Notes
[1] ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International: pp. 56-57. 2007-03-27. [2] Régional (Compagnie Aérienne Européenne), Company Profile [3] Air France IOSA Operators Profile [4] ^ Air France (Airline, France) [5] ^ M.R. Golder, The Changing Nature of French Dirigisme - A Case Study of Air

Controversies
• On May 10 2009, a Airbus A330-200 flying to Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport from Paris had to return back to the Charles de Gaulle

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France. Thesis submitted at Trinity College, Oxford, 1997, p.28 [6] Airliners.net [7] Answers.com (Business and Finance) Chargeurs International [8] FT.com/Business Life, The Monday Interview, 30 September 2007 - Pilot who found the right trajectory [9] The New York Times, 31 August 1994, Air France’s New Adviser [10] Business Wire, 16 January 1996 Statement from Air France Group Chairman regarding Stephen M. Wolf [11] AIR FRANCE - KLM Company Profile Yahoo! Finance [12] ^ Financial Times, 17 October 2007 - Air France and Delta target London [13] Airwise, 17 October 2007 - Air France And Delta Set Transatlantic Venture [14] Engle, Jane. "Air France will refund or reroute LAX-Heathrow fliers". The Los Angeles Times. http://travel.latimes.com/ daily-deal-blog/index.php/air-france-willrefu-2984/. Retrieved on 2009-05-09. [15] "Air France’s new livery retains much of current scheme". Flight International. http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/ 2009/02/11/322387/picture-air-francesnew-livery-retains-much-of-currentscheme.html. Retrieved on 2009-02-11. [16] Pegasus a la Francaise [17] Air France’s Hippocampe and BOAC’s Speedbird: the semiotic status of logos [18] Air France Fleet Information [19] A modern and rationalized fleet [20] Air France Finalizes Seating Layouts For The Airbus A380 (Flight Global: February 14, 2008) [21] Air France Fleet Age [22] Cargo Fleet [23] Air France To Retire Boeing 747 Fleet (Flight Global: 24 May 2007) [24] ASIATravelTips.com, 18 June 2001 - Air France confirms major A380 order [25] Airliner World (March 2005) [26] Air International (July 2005) [27] DVB to acquire six Air France Boeing 747-400s Flight Global, 5 February 2008 [28] [1] Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 20 February 2009 [29] Airliners.net F-GFKJ retrojet [30] The Betrayal Of Concorde By Donald L. Pevsner [31] Flight International 26 March 1970 [32] Air France - On Board

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[33] Air France reçoit son 50e Boeing 777 et lance une Tempo premium [34] "Baggage fees for major airlines". budgettravel.about.com. http://budgettravel.about.com/od/ airfarescruises/tp/majors_bagfees.htm. Retrieved on 2009-02-22. [35] Forbes - First-Class Chefs Take Flight [36] There is such thing as a good airline meal [37] Air France Airline Information [38] Echo Media - Air France Madame [39] Air France Flying Blue [40] ^ Air France Flying Blue membership thresholds [41] Airliner World (January 2007) [42] Air France, Veolia plan high-speed rail venture (Reuters, 2008-09-08) [43] ^ Air France Reaching for the Stars [44] Record of Air France accidents/incidents at the ASN Aviation Safety Database [45] Gabler, Neal, Walt Disney, 2007, p.472 [46] [2] [47] [3][4][5] [48] [6] [49] [7] [50] [8] [51] [9] [52] [10] [53] [11] [54] [12] [55] [13] [56] [14] [57] [15] [58] [16][17] [59] [18] [60] [19] [61] [20] [62] [21] [63] [22] [64] ASN Aircraft accident description Airbus A320-111 F-GFKC - Mulhouse-Habsheim [65] [23] [66] [24] [67] [25] [68] [26] [69] [27] [70] Boeing’s workhorse [71] ASN Aircraft accident description Aérospatiale / BAC Concorde 101 FBTSC - Gonesse [72] Globe and Mail story about the August 2008 runway overshoot [73] Indian passengers flying Air France allege racial bias

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[74] Air France claims passengers were “taken care of”

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• M.R. Golder, The Changing Nature of French Dirigisme - A Case Study of Air France, St. Edmunds Hall, Oxford. Thesis submitted at Trinity College, 1997 • Business Wire, 16 January 1996 Statement from Air France Group Chairman regarding Stephen M. Wolf • The New York Times, 31 August 1994, Air France’s New Adviser • Record of Air France accidents/incidents at the ASN Aviation Safety Database

Bibliography
• Air France corporate history • Air France fatal accident list - in English and French • Financial Times, 17 October 2007 - Air France and Delta target London • Airwise, 17 October 2007 - Air France And Delta Set Transatlantic Venture • FT.com/Business Life, The Monday Interview, 30 September 2007 - Pilot who found the right trajectory • The Seattle Times, Business & Technology, 25 May 2007 - Air FranceKLM splits order for jets • ASIATravelTips.com, 18 June 2001 - Air France confirms major A380 order

External links
• • • • • • Air France Air France experience Air France history Air France, la vie à bord (Archive) Fly Air France online game Air France mobile site (WAP/i-Mode) (English, French)

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