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Encyclopedia > Air France
Air France
IATA
AF
ICAO
AFR
Callsign
AIRFRANS
Founded 1933
Hubs Charles de Gaulle Airport
Focus cities Orly Airport
Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport
Nice Côte d'Azur Airport
Frequent flyer program Flying Blue
Member lounge Departures Lounge
Alliance SkyTeam
Fleet size 237 (+105 orders)
Destinations 187
Parent company Air France-KLM
Company slogan "Making the sky the best place on Earth" ("Faire du ciel le plus bel endroit de la terre")
Headquarters Roissy-en-France, France
Key people Jean-Cyril Spinetta (Chairman and CEO), Pierre-Henri Gourgeon (COO), Philippe Calavia (CFO)
Website: http://www.airfrance.com

Air France (formally Société Air France) is Europe's largest airline company. Air France is based in Paris, France, and is a subsidiary of Air France-KLM Group. It operates worldwide scheduled passenger and cargo services to 185 destinations in 83 countries. Its global hub is located at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. Paris Orly Airport, Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport and Nice Côte d'Azur Airport are secondary hubs.[1]. Image File history File links Air_France_logo. ... IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... Charles de Gaulle International Airport (IATA: CDG, ICAO: LFPG) (French: ), also known as Roissy Airport (or just Roissy in French), in Paris, is one of Europes principal aviation centres, as well as Frances main international airport. ... In the airline industry, a focus city is a location that is not a hub, but from which the airline has flights to at least several destinations other than its hubs. ... Diagram of Orly airport Orly Airport (IATA: ORY, ICAO: LFPO) is an airport located in Orly and partially in Villeneuve-le-Roi, south of Paris, France ( ). It has flights to cities in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. ... Saint-Exupéry International Airport (French: ) (IATA: LYS, ICAO: LFLL), formerly known as Lyon Satolas Airport, is an airport located near Lyon, France. ... , Côte dAzur International Airport or Nice Côte dAzur Airport (French: ) (IATA: NCE, ICAO: LFMN) is an airport in Nice, in the Alpes-Maritimes department of France. ... Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ... The logo of the merger of KLM and Air France. ... The lounge at ZRH, Switzerland An airport lounge is a lounge owned by a particular airline (or jointly operated by several carriers). ... An airline alliance is an agreement between two or more airlines to cooperate for the foreseeable future on a substantial level. ... SkyTeam is the second largest airline alliance in the world — behind Star Alliance — partnering fourteen carriers from four continents, with two pending members. ... A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ... Air France-KLM (Euronext Paris: AF, NYSE: AKH) is an airline company incorporated under French law with its headquarters at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport near Paris. ... Roissy-en-France, or simply Roissy, is a commune of the Val-dOise département, near Paris, France. ... A Chairman is the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... A Chief Operating Officer (COO) is a corporate officer responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the corporation. ... CFO is usually short for Chief Financial Officer, but may also mean: Carrier frequency offset Ceramic fiber optics Chief Fire Officer Chief of Flight Operations Conselho Federal de Odontologia (cfo. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... Air France-KLM (Euronext Paris: AF, NYSE: AKH) is an airline company incorporated under French law with its headquarters at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport near Paris. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... Charles de Gaulle International Airport (IATA: CDG, ICAO: LFPG) (French: ), also known as Roissy Airport (or just Roissy in French), in Paris, is one of Europes principal aviation centres, as well as Frances main international airport. ... Diagram of Orly airport Orly Airport (IATA: ORY, ICAO: LFPO) is an airport located in Orly and partially in Villeneuve-le-Roi, south of Paris, France ( ). It has flights to cities in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. ... Saint-Exupéry International Airport (French: ) (IATA: LYS, ICAO: LFLL), formerly known as Lyon Satolas Airport, is an airport located near Lyon, France. ... , Côte dAzur International Airport or Nice Côte dAzur Airport (French: ) (IATA: NCE, ICAO: LFMN) is an airport in Nice, in the Alpes-Maritimes department of France. ...


Prior to its merger with KLM, Air France was France's primary national flag carrier, employing 71,654 people (as of March 2004).[2] By March 2007, the airline employed 102,422 staff.[1] The phrase mergers and acquisitions or M&A refers to the aspect of corporate finance strategy and management dealing with the merging and acquiring of different companies as well as assets. ... KLM can also refer to KLM (Human Computer Interaction) KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (Dutch: Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij, literally Royal Aviation Company; usual English: Royal Dutch Airlines) is an airline subsidiary of Air France-KLM based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. ... For other uses, see Flag carrier (disambiguation). ...


The company's corporate headquarters was located at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle to the North of Paris. This is where the headquarters of Air France-KLM is now located. Between April 2001 and March 2002 the airline carried 43.3mn passengers and had total revenues of 12.53bn. Régional, Air France's regional airline subsidiary, operates the majority of its regional domestic and European scheduled services with a fleet of regional jet and turboprop aircraft.[3] Air France is also accredited by IATA with the IATA Operations Safety Audit (IOSA) for its safety practices.[4] For other uses, see Corporation (disambiguation). ... The new logo of Aéroports de Paris used since 6 June 2005 Charles de Gaulle International Airport (IATA: CDG, ICAO: LFPG) (French: ), also known as Roissy Airport (or just Roissy in French), in Paris, is one of Europes principal aviation centres, as well as Frances main international... For the tax agency in Ireland of the same name, see Revenue Commissioners. ... The euro (symbol: €; banking code: EUR) is the currency of twelve European Union member states: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, the Republic of Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain, collectively known as the Eurozone. ... Régional Embraer ERJ 145 Régional Embraer ERJ 145 Régional (IATA: YS, ICAO: RAE, and Callsign: Regional Europe) is an airline owned by Air France which connects hubs at Paris, Lyon, Clermont, and Bordeaux to 45 airports in Europe. ... Regional Airlines redirects here. ... A subsidiary, in business, is an entity that is controlled by another entity. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... SN Brussels Airlines Avro RJ85 Air France ERJ 145 A regional jet (RJ) is a small jet aircraft that is intended to fly passengers from point to point as efficiently as possible. ... A schematic diagram showing the operation of a turboprop engine. ... “IATA” redirects here. ...


According to Air France-KLM, the company's principal activities are:

  • Passenger transportation: first European airline with 25.5% of market share (as of November 2004) and largest airline in the world in terms of operating revenue.
  • Freight transportation: largest company in the world for international freight transportation without integration. With integration, Air France-KLM is third worldwide behind FedEx and UPS.
  • Airplane maintenance and repair: largest multi-services operator.

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History

Air France was formed on October 7, 1933. On that day the airline came into existence, as a result of a merger between Air Orient, Compagnie Générale Aéropostale, Société Générale de Transport Aérien (SGTA) - the first commercial airline company in France founded as Lignes Aériennes Farman in 1919, Air Union and Compagnie Internationale de Navigation Aérienne (CIDNA). At that time the constituent members of the newly created Air France had already built extensive route networks across Europe, as well as to the French colonies in North Africa and farther afield. is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Air Orient was an airline based in France. ... Aéropostale (formally, Compagnie générale aéropostale) was a pioneering French aviation company. ... Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... French Colonies is the name used by philatelists to refer to the postage stamps issued by France for use in the parts of the French colonial empire that did not have stamps of their own. ...  Northern Africa (UN subregion)  geographic, including above North Africa or Northern Africa is the northernmost region of the African continent, separated by the Sahara from Sub-Saharan Africa. ...


During World War II, Air France moved its operations to Casablanca, Morocco. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... For other uses, see Casablanca (disambiguation). ...

Passengers disembarking from a Sud-Est SE-161 Languedoc

At the beginning of the post World War II era, on June 26, 1945, all French air transport companies were nationalised. On December 29, 1945 a decree of the French government granted Air France the management of the entire French air transport network. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (5152x3598, 4411 KB)[edit] Summary Passengers deplaning from an Air France Sud-Est SE-161 Languedoc. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (5152x3598, 4411 KB)[edit] Summary Passengers deplaning from an Air France Sud-Est SE-161 Languedoc. ... is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Aviation or Air transport refers to the activities surrounding mechanical flight and the aircraft industry. ... Nationalization, also spelled nationalisation, is the act by which a nation takes possession of assets without requiring the owners consent, with or without payment of compensation. ... is the 363rd day of the year (364th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Decree is an order that has the force of law. ... This article is about the political and administrative structures of the French government. ...


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 operational and engineering base, by a regular coach service. At that time the Air France route network covered 160,000 km, which was claimed to be the "longest" in the world.[5] Flight attendant in an Embraer ERJ 145 LR (PBair, Thailand) Stewardess, circa 1949-50, American Overseas, Flagship Denmark, Boeing Stratocruiser In aviation, flight attendants—also known as sky girls, air hostesses, stewardesses or stewards—are members of a flight crew employed by airlines to ensure the safety of the passengers... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The church at the Invalides Les Invalides in Paris, France consists of a complex of buildings in the 7th arrondissement containing museums and monuments, all relating to the military history of France, as well as a hospital and a retirement home for war veterans, the buildings original purpose. ... Paris - Le Bourget Airport (French: ) (IATA: LBG, ICAO: LFPB) is an airport located in Le Bourget and Dugny, 12 km north-northeast (NNE) of Paris, France. ... A kilometer (Commonwealth spelling: kilometre), symbol: km is a unit of length in the metric system equal to 1,000 metres (from the Greek words χίλια (khilia) = thousand and μέτρο (metro) = count/measure). ...


Société Nationale Air France was set up on January 1, 1946. is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Air France inaugurated its first direct scheduled air service between Paris and New York on July 1, 1946. This service was operated with Douglas DC-4 piston-engined airliners, which covered the route in just under 20 hours.[5] This article is about the state. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The designation DC-4 was used by Douglas Aircraft Company when developing the DC-4E as a large, four-engined type to complement its forthcoming DC-3 design. ... For the American composer, see Walter Piston. ... An Airbus A340 airliner operated by Air Jamaica An airliner is a large fixed-wing aircraft with the primary function of transporting paying passengers. ...


In 1946 and 1948, respectively, the French government authorised the creation of two wholly privately owned airlines. These were Transports Ariens Internationeaux - later renamed Transports Ariens Intercontinenteaux - (TAI) and SATI (which became Union Aéromaritime de Transport [UAT] in 1949).[5] Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1948 Air France already operated one of the largest aircraft fleets in the world, numbering 130 aircraft.[5]


Compagnie Nationale Air France was created by an act of parliament on June 16, 1948. Initially, the government held 70% of the newly created company. (In subsequent years the French state's direct and indirect shareholdings in Air France reached almost 100%. In mid-2002 the French state still held a 54% majority stake in the airline.)[5][6] An Act of Parliament or Act is law enacted by the parliament (see legislation). ... is the 167th day of the year (168th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the political and administrative structures of the French government. ...


On August 4, 1948 Max Hymans was appointed president of Air France. During his 13 years at the helm he implemented a modernisation policy centred on the introduction of state-of-the-art jet aircraft. In 1949 the company became a co-founder of Société Internationale de Télécommunications Aéronautiques (SITA).[5] is the 216th day of the year (217th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, trade unions, universities, and countries. ... Jet aircraft are aircrafts with jet engines. ... Lord Rama (center) with wife Sita, brother Lakshmana and devotee Hanuman. ...


In 1952 Air France moved its main operational and engineering base to the then new Paris Orly Airport, where its operations were concentrated at Orly Sud, Orly Airport's South Terminal. By that time the company's network had further expanded, covering 250,000 km.[5] Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Diagram of Orly airport Orly Airport (IATA: ORY, ICAO: LFPO) is an airport located in Orly and partially in Villeneuve-le-Roi, south of Paris, France ( ). It has flights to cities in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. ...


On September 26, 1953 the French government instructed Air France to share its long distance routes with the newly created 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 of the former's long-haul routes to Africa, Asia and the Pacific region were transferred to the latter three airlines.[5] is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... January 7 - President Harry S. Truman announces the United States has developed a hydrogen bomb. ... ACCORD is the trade union for HBOS workers. ... Aigle Azur (Transports Aeriens) is an airline based in Tremblay-en-France, Paris, France. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... For other meanings of Pacific, see Pacific (disambiguation). ...


On February 23, 1960 the Ministry of Public Works and Transport transferred Air France's domestic monopoly to Air Inter. To compensate it for the loss of its domestic monopoly, Air France was given a stake in Air Inter. On February 24, 1960 Air France was furthermore instructed to share out its African routes with Air Afrique and UAT on an equal basis.[5][6] is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Air Inter was Frances foremost domestic airline as well as the largest scheduled domestic carrier in Europe. ... is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... On March 28, 1961, Air Afrique was established as a transnational African airline cofounded by Air France and the following 11 Western African countries: Benin Burkina Faso Central African Republic Chad Congo Republic Ivory Coast Mali Mauritania Niger Senegal Togo. ...


On February 1, 1963 the French government enacted a law that formalised the division of routes between Air France and its private sector rivals. Under this act Air France was required to withdraw all services to West Africa (with the exception of Senegal, which it continued to serve), 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 exclusively allocated to the newly formed UTA (the result of a merger between TAI and UAT). UTA also obtained exclusive traffic rights between Japan, New Caledonia and New Zealand, South Africa and the French Réunion island in the Indian Ocean, as well as Los Angeles and Tahiti.[5][6] is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Law (disambiguation). ... The private sector of a nations economy consists of all that is outside the state. ...  Western Africa (UN subregion)  Maghreb[1] West Africa or Western Africa is the westernmost region of the African continent. ... Categories: Africa geography stubs | Southern Africa ...  Northern Africa (UN subregion)  geographic, including above North Africa or Northern Africa is the northernmost region of the African continent, separated by the Sahara from Sub-Saharan Africa. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... Map of South Asia (see note on Kashmir). ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... Tahiti is the largest island in the Windward group of the French Polynesia, located in the archipelago of Society Islands in the southern Pacific Ocean. ... Union des Transports Aériens (UTA) was the largest wholly privately owned, Independent airline in France. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


From 1974 onwards, Air France began shifting the bulk of its operations to what was then a brand-new Charles de Gaulle Airport. (By the early 1980s, only its flights to 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.) Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Corsica (disambiguation). ... French Guiana (French: Guyane) is an overseas département (département doutre-mer, or DOM) of France, located on the Caribbean coast of South America. ... The Arab Maghreb Union This article is about the region. ... Pre-1989 division between the West (grey) and Eastern Bloc (orange) superimposed on current national boundaries: Russia (dark orange), other countries of the former USSR (medium orange),members of the Warsaw pact (light orange), and other former Communist regimes not aligned with Moscow (lightest orange). ... Southern Europe is a region of the European continent. ...


On January 21, 1976 Air France operated its inaugural supersonic transport (SST) service on the Paris Charles de Gaulle to Rio (via Dakar) route. Supersonic services from Paris CDG to New York JFK as well as from Paris CDG to Washington Dulles commenced the following year. Paris to New York was covered in only three hours and 23 minutes, at 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 as well. is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A United States Navy F/A-18E/F Super Hornet in transonic flight. ... Charles de Gaulle International Airport (IATA: CDG, ICAO: LFPG) (French: ), also known as Roissy Airport (or just Roissy in French), in Paris, is one of Europes principal aviation centres, as well as Frances main international airport. ... This article is about the Brazilian city. ... (City of Dakar, divided into 19 communes darrondissement) City proper (commune) Région Dakar Département Dakar Mayor Pape Diop (PDS) (since 2002) Area 82. ... Charles de Gaulle International Airport (IATA: CDG, ICAO: LFPG) (French: ), also known as Roissy Airport (or just Roissy in French), in Paris, is one of Europes principal aviation centres, as well as Frances main international airport. ... For the regional airport in Wisconsin, see John F. Kennedy Memorial Airport. ... , FAA Airport Diagram Washington Dulles International Airport (IATA: IAD, ICAO: KIAD, FAA LID: IAD) is a public airport located 25 miles (40 km) west of the central business district of Washington, D.C., in Loudoun County and Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. ... This page is about the physical speed of sound waves in a medium. ... Mexico City (in Spanish: Ciudad de México, México, D.F. or simply México) is the capital city of Mexico. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ...


Air France has codeshared with a number of regional French airlines in the past. TAT was the most prominent among Air France's past code-share partners. It applied the Air France livery to several of its aircraft that operated on Air France's regional international routes.[7] Touraine Air Transport (TAT) is a former French regional airline based in Tours. ... Rather unusually, these Angels wear white hart (deer) badges, with the personal livery of King Richard II of England, who commissioned this, the Wilton diptych, about 1400 A livery is a uniform or other sign worn in a non-military context on a person or object (such as an airplane...


By 1983, Air France's golden jubilee year, the firm's workforce numbered more than 34,000, its fleet comprised about 100 jet aircraft (including 33 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 world's second-largest scheduled freight carrier.[5] Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... A Golden Jubilee is a celebration held to mark a 50th anniversary of a monarchs reign. ... Jet aircraft are aircrafts with jet engines. ... The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ...


In 1986 the French government unexpectedly decided to relax its policy of neatly dividing traffic rights for scheduled air services between Air France, Air Inter and UTA, without any route overlaps between them. The French government's decision to adopt a less rigid interpretation of its official aviation policy gradually opened up some of Air France's most lucrative routes on which it had enjoyed a government-sanctioned monopoly among France's scheduled airlines since 1963, and which were located within its exclusive sphere of influence, to rival airlines, notably privately owned UTA. These changes therefore enabled UTA to launch scheduled services to new destinations within Air France's sphere of influence, in direct 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 of its non-stop Paris-Los Angeles services to Papeete, Tahiti, which competed with UTA on the Los Angeles-Papeete sector. UTA's ability to secure traffic rights outside its traditional sphere of influence in competition with Air France was the result of a successful campaign it had mounted to lobby the French government to enable it to grow faster, thereby becoming a more dynamic and more profitable business. This had infuriated the Air France management.[8] Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the economic term. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Papeete Waterfront Papeete is the capital of French Polynesia, and is located on the island of Tahiti, which is part of the Society Islands, in French Polynesia. ... This article is about the political effort. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... In economics, a business is a legally-recognized organizational entity existing within an economically free country designed to sell goods and/or services to consumers, usually in an effort to generate profit. ...


On January 12, 1990 the operations of majority government-owned Air France, semi-public Air Inter and wholly privately owned UTA were merged into an enlarged Air France group.[9] Air France's acquisition of both UTA and Air Inter was part of an early 1990s French government plan to create a unified, national carrier with the economies of scale and global reach to counter potential threats resulting from the liberalisation of the EU's internal air transport market.[10] is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Flag carrier#Listed national flag carriers. ... The increase in output from Q to Q2 causes a decrease in the average cost of each unit from C to C1. ... In general, liberalization refers to a relaxation of previous government restrictions, usually in areas of social or economic policy. ...


On August 31, 1994 Stephen Wolf, a former United Airlines CEO, was appointed as adviser to the Air France group's then chairman Christian Blanc. Stephen Wolf has widely been credited with the successful introduction of Air France's hub and spoke operation at the airline's Paris Charles de Gaulle hub. (Stephen Wolf resigned his position as adviser to the Air France chairman in 1996 to take over as CEO at US Airways.)[11][12] is the 243rd day of the year (244th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Stephen M. Wolf (1941 - ) Director of Altria Group since 1993. ... United Airlines is a major airline of the United States. ... “Chief executive” redirects here. ... A Chairman is the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ... Christian Blanc Christian Blanc (b. ... The Spoke-hub distribution paradigm derives its name from a bicycle wheel, which consists of a number of spokes jutting outward from a central hub. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... US Airways is an American low-cost airline[1] headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, owned by US Airways Group, Inc. ...


A new holding company, Groupe Air France, was set up by decree on July 25, 1994. Groupe Air France became operational on September 1, 1994. It acquired the Air France group's majority shareholdings in Air France and Air Inter (subsequently renamed Air France Europe). is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ...


In 1997 Air France Europe was fully absorbed into Air France. For the band, see 1997 (band). ...


On February 10, 1999 Lionel Jospin's Plural Left government approved the airline's partial privatisation. Its shares were listed on the Paris stock exchange on February 22, 1999. is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Lionel Robert Jospin (born July 12, 1937 in Meudon, a suburb of Paris) is a French statesman who served as Prime Minister of France from 1997-2002. ... The Gauche Plurielle (French for Plural Left) was a left-wing coalition in France, composed of the Socialist Party (Parti socialiste or PS), the French Communist Party (Parti communiste français or PCF), the Greens, the Left Radical Party (Parti radical de gauche or PRG), and the Citizens Movement (Mouvement... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... At the start of a business, owners put some funding into the business to finance assets. ... is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...


In June 1999 Air France and Delta Air Lines formed a bilateral transatlantic partnership. On June 22, 2000 this bilateral transatlantic partnership was expanded into the SkyTeam global airline alliance.[5][1]. Delta Air Lines, Inc. ... Bilateralism is a term referring to trade or political relations between two states. ... For other uses, see Transatlantic (disambiguation). ... A partnership is a type of business entity in which partners share with each other the profits or losses of the business undertaking in which all have invested. ... is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... SkyTeam is the second largest airline alliance in the world — behind Star Alliance — partnering fourteen carriers from four continents, with two pending members. ... An airline alliance is an agreement between two or more airlines to cooperate for the foreseeable future on a substantial level. ...


Air France-KLM merger

Boeing 777-200ER tail

On September 30, 2003, Air France and Netherlands-based KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, announced the merger of the two airlines, with the new company to be known as Air France-KLM. The merger finally became reality on May 5, 2004. At that point former Air France shareholders owned 81% of the new firm (44% owned by the French state, 37% by private shareholders), while former KLM shareholders held 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 combine. In December 2004 the French state sold 18.4% of its equity stake in the Air France-KLM Group. The French state's shareholding in Air France-KLM subsequently fell to just under 20%.[1] Image File history File linksMetadata 1149141404wGzSF8. ... Image File history File linksMetadata 1149141404wGzSF8. ... The Boeing 777 is a family of long-range wide-body twin-engine airliners built by Boeings Commercial Airplanes division. ... is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... KLM can also refer to KLM (Human Computer Interaction) KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (Dutch: Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij, literally Royal Aviation Company; usual English: Royal Dutch Airlines) is an airline subsidiary of Air France-KLM based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. ... is the 125th day of the year (126th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jean-Pierre Raffarin Jean-Pierre Raffarin   listen? (born August 3, 1948) is a French conservative politician. ...


Air France-KLM is the largest airline company in the world in terms of operating revenues, and the third-largest in the world (largest in Europe) in terms of passenger kilometers.[1] For the tax agency in Ireland of the same name, see Revenue Commissioners. ... A kilometer (Commonwealth spelling: kilometre), symbol: km is a unit of length in the metric system equal to 1,000 metres (from the Greek words χίλια (khilia) = thousand and μέτρο (metro) = count/measure). ...


Air France-KLM is a participant of the SkyTeam alliance with Aeroflot, Delta Air Lines, Aeroméxico, Korean Air, Czech Airlines, Alitalia, Northwest Airlines, Air Europa and Continental Airlines. Both Air France and KLM continue to fly under their own brand names. SkyTeam is the second largest airline alliance in the world — behind Star Alliance — partnering fourteen carriers from four continents, with two pending members. ... JSC Aeroflot - Russian Airlines (Russian: ) (MICEX:AFLT RTS:AFLT), or Aeroflot (Russian: ) as the airline is commonly known, is the Russian flag carrier and the largest airline in Russia. ... AeroMéxico, is an airline based in Mexico City, Mexico. ... Korean Air (formerly Korean Air Lines) (KRXS: 003490) (Korean Air Daehan Hanggong) is the flag carrier airline of Korea, its global headquarters are located in Seoul, Korea. ... CSA Czech Airlines (in Czech: ÄŒeské aerolinie (abbreviation: ÄŒSA) is the Czech national airline company, and former national carrier of Czechoslovakia based at RuzynÄ› International Airport, Prague. ... Airbus A321-100 lands at London Heathrow airport Airbus A319-100 Alitalia - Linee Aeree Italiane (BIT: IT0003331888) is the flag carrier airline of Italy. ... Northwest Airlines (NYSE: NWA), occasionally known as NWA, is an American airline headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota, near Minneapolis-St. ... Air Europa Boeing 737-800 landing Boeing 737-85P at Madrid Barajas International Airport Air Europa Líneas Aéreas, S.A. is an airline based in Palma, Majorca, Spain. ... Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) is a U.S. certificated air carrier. ... This article is about brands in marketing. ...


New transatlantic profit and revenue sharing joint venture

On October 17, 2007 the creation of a fully integrated 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-Charles de Gaulle headquarters. The new joint venture will become effective on March 29, 2008. It will exploit new transatlantic opportunities to capture a major share of the lucrative long-haul business traffic from London's Heathrow Airport, which will be opened up to unrestricted competition on that day as a result of the recent "Open Skies" pact between the EU and US. It is envisaged that Air France and Delta, as well as their fellow SkyTeam members Continental and Northwest, will begin nine daily roundtrips between Heathrow and various destinations in the US, including a daily Heathrow-Los Angeles service operated by Air France. Once the new Air France-Delta joint venture has received antitrust immunity, it will be extended to the other two transatlantic SkyTeam partners as well. This will enable all four partners to codeshare on each others' flights, as well as to share revenues and profits.[13][14] is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... A joint venture (often abbreviated JV) is an entity formed between two or more parties to undertake economic activity together. ... A joint press conference by U.S. President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair at the White House. ... is the 88th day of the year (89th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Heathrow redirects here. ... The Open Skies system is an integrated web-enabled reservation and inventory system suite that includes Internet, call center, airport departure control functionality and more. ... A pact is a formal agreement, usually between two or more nations. ... Delta Air Lines, Inc. ... Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) is a U.S. certificated air carrier. ... Northwest Airlines (NYSE: NWA), occasionally known as NWA, is an American airline headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota, near Minneapolis-St. ... The Department of Justice building in Washington, D.C. is home to the United States antitrust enforcers United States antitrust law is the body of laws which prohibit anti-competitive behavior (monopoly) and unfair business practices. ...


The new transatlantic joint venture marks the Air France-KLM Group's second major expansion in the London market, following the launch of several new CityJet-operated short-haul routes from London City Airport that have specifically been aimed at business travellers working in the City's burgeoning financial services industry.[13] CityJet is an airline based in Dublin, Ireland. ... London City Airport (IATA: LCY, ICAO: EGLC) is a single-runway airport, intended for use by STOL (Short Take Off and Landing) airliners, and principally serving the financial districts of London. ... Motto: Domine dirige nos Latin: Lord, guide us Shown within Greater London Sovereign state Constituent country Region Greater London Status City and Ceremonial County Admin HQ Guildhall Government  - Leadership see text  - Mayor David Lewis  - MP Mark Field  - London Assembly John Biggs Area  - Total 1. ... Financial services is a term used to refer to the services provided by the finance industry. ...


Destinations

Most of Air France's international flights operate from Paris Charles de Gaulle. Air France also has a strong presence at Paris Orly and Lyon Saint-Exupéry. Some flights operate out of Nice Côte d'Azur Airport as well. This is a list of destinations that Air France flies to, including Air France Cargo services. ...


Fleet

Passenger

The Air France passenger fleet consists of the following aircraft as of June 2007: [15]

Air France Fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers
(First/Business/Economy)
Routes Notes
Airbus A318 18 118*
123
Short-medium haul
Europe, Africa
Airbus A319 46 133* - 136*
138 - 142
Short-medium haul
Africa, Europe, Middle East
Airbus A320 68
(46 orders)
160* - 166*
165 - 172
Short-medium haul
Africa, Europe, Middle East
Airbus A321 15 196* - 200*
206
Short-medium haul
Africa, Europe, Middle East
Airbus A330-200 16 211 (6/42/163)
222 (40/182)
Medium-long haul
Africa, Americas, Asia
Airbus A340-300 19 252 (6/42/204)
272 (36/236)
289 (30/259)
Long haul
Africa, Americas, Asia, Caribbean
Airbus A380 (12 orders)
(2 options)
531 Long haul Entry into service: 2009
Boeing 747-400 10 395 (13/58/322)
433 (39/394)
474 (17/457)
Long haul
Africa, Americas, Asia, Caribbean
To be phased out
Replacement aircraft:
Airbus A380
Boeing 777-300ER
Boeing 747-400M 4 To be phased out
Replacement aircraft:
Boeing 777-200F
Boeing 777-300ER
Boeing 777-200ER 25 264 (4/49/211)
270 (12/56/202)
Long haul
Africa, Americas, Asia
Boeing 777-300ER 24
(26 orders)
310 (8/67/235) Long haul
Africa, Americas, Asia
Launch customer

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The average fleet age of Air France is 8.8 years as of September 2007 [16].


Cargo

Aircraft Total Notes
Boeing 747-200F 3 Exit from service: End of 2009
Boeing 747-400BCF 3 2 More to be added after being converted
from passenger configuration to cargo
Boeing 747-400ERF 6 Includes one aircraft loaned from KLM until 2008
Boeing 777F (10 orders) To be delivered

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Orders

Airbus A320-200
  • On 24 May 2007 Air France announced it was planning to phase out the 747 by 2012, and placed an order for an additional 13 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft and 5 Boeing 777-200F aircraft. The airline had also converted options for 2 more A380 aircraft into firm orders. This will bring the total number of these aircraft types for Air France to 33 Boeing 777-300ER, 10 Boeing 777-200F, and 12 A380-800. [17]
  • On 22 February 2005 Air France placed an order for a further 4 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, adding to 10 previously ordered (4 delivered). The airline had previously ordered 18 Boeing 777-200ERs.
  • Air France has ordered 12 Airbus A380 aircraft, with options on a further 2 aircraft. Delivery of the first aircraft will start in 2009. The A380 will initially be used on North Atlantic route services from Paris to Montréal and New York and as additional aircraft arrive, on services to Beijing and Tokyo [18].
  • 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 first modified aircraft will be delivered in June 2007, enabling acceleration of the phasing out of the remaining, aging Boeing 747-200F freighters.[19].
  • On 23 May 2005 Air France agreed to purchase 5 777 Freighters (with 3 further options), making it the launch customer of the 777 Freighter along with Air Canada who ordered 2. First delivery will be in late 2008, commencing replacement of the airline's Boeing 747-200F fleet [19].

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Retired

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Fleet history

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It was also a major operator of the Vickers Viscount turboprop.


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Concorde at the Udvar-Hazy Center.

The five Air France Concordes were permanently grounded on May 31, 2003, allegedly 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 for the aircraft's withdrawal from service. Airbus's subsequent decision to stop supporting the in-service Concorde fleet forced British Airways to retire its own fleet prematurely. The Airbus decision to end all Concorde support came at an inopportune time for British Airways as it had just completed a major refurbishment of the aircraft's interiors and invested heavily in post-2000 crash modifications. (British Airways flew its last Concorde service on October 24, 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. F-BVFB 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 was returned to its place of manufacture in Toulouse at the Airbus factory. F-BVFF is the only example to remain at Charles de Gaulle.[20] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (900x600, 202 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (900x600, 202 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... For other uses, see Concorde (disambiguation). ... The Interior of the Udvar-Hazy Center The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM)s annex at Washington Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, Virginia. ... is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In the most general sense, a liability is anything that is a hindrance, or puts individuals at a disadvantage. ... This article is about the airliner manufacturer. ... is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Entrance to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Aerial view of the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM)s annex at Washington Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, Virginia. ... Interior of museum, with Gemini capsule, Soviet rockets, and Wright Flyer visible The National Air and Space Museum (NASM) of the United States Smithsonian Institution maintains the largest collection of aircraft and spacecraft in the world. ... Chantilly is an unincorporated community located in western Fairfax County, in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Fairfax County is a county in Northern Virginia, in the United States. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Sinsheim is a town in southwestern Germany, in the state Baden-Württemberg in the district Rhein-Neckar between Heidelberg and Heilbronn. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... New city flag (Occitan cross) Traditional coat of arms Motto: (Occitan: For Toulouse, always more) Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country Region Midi-Pyrénées Department Haute-Garonne (31) Intercommunality Community of Agglomeration of Greater Toulouse Mayor Jean-Luc Moudenc  (UMP) (since 2004) City Statistics Land...


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Cabin

Air France has three primary classes of international service: L'Espace Première (First), L'Espace Affaires (Business), and Tempo (Economy). European shorthaul flights feature Tempo class service. For flights to the Caribbean and Indian Ocean, a premium economy class, Alizé, is also offered.[22] Inflight entertainment via AVOD (Audio Video on Demand) is available in select cabins. West Indies redirects here. ...


L'Espace Première

L'Espace Première, Air France's longhaul 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 meter 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 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. First class sleeper cabin on American Airlines. ... The International System of Units (symbol: SI) (for the French phrase Syst me International dUnit s) is the most widely used system of units. ...


L'Espace Affaires

L'Espace Affaires, Air France's longhaul 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 meters 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. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Airbus A330 is a large-capacity, wide-body, medium-to-long-range commercial passenger airliner. ...

Airbus A319-100 landing

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Tempo

Tempo, Air France's economy class product, features seats that recline up to 118°. The latest longhaul 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 restarting every 15 minutes. Shorthaul Tempo services are operated by Airbus A320 family aircraft with different seating arrangements. On short haul flights, a cold meal is served. On long haul flights there is a choice between two main courses. Complimentary alcoholic beverages are available on all flights. On flights over 10.5 hours, a self-service snack buffet is available in the galley.


Alizé

Alizé, Air France's premium economy product, is available on flights to the Caribbean and Indian Ocean (such as the Antilles, Guyana, 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 predeparture drink, enhanced meal service, and feather pillows and blankets are offered. The Antilles (the same in French; Antillas in Spanish; Antillen in Dutch) refers to the islands forming the greater part of the West Indies in the Caribbean Sea. ...


Codeshare agreements

Boeing 777-300ER

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Subsidiaries

In partnership with Dutch affiliate, Transavia, Air France is to launch a new low-cost subsidiary to be based at Paris Orly and to begin operations in May 2007 with leisure route services in the Mediterranean and North Africa. It will operate four "Next Generation" Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Transavia is understood to have a 40% stake, with Air France holding the rest [23]. transavia. ... The Mediterranean Sea is an intercontinental sea positioned between Europe to the north, Africa to the south and Asia to the east, covering an approximate area of 2. ...  Northern Africa (UN subregion)  geographic, including above North Africa or Northern Africa is the northernmost region of the African continent, separated by the Sahara from Sub-Saharan Africa. ...


Incidents and accidents

There are numerous reported incidents/accidents involving Air France aircraft/flights. At least twelve of these involved heavy loss of life.[24]


Selected accidents/major incidents are listed below:

  • On the nights of June 12, 1950 and June 14, 1950, respectively, two Air France Douglas DC-4s (registration F-BBDE and F-BBDM, respectively) crashed into the sea off Bahrain while attempting to land, 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 scheduled international 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. [2][3][4]
  • On February 3, 1951 a Douglas DC-4 (registration F-BBDO) operating Air France's scheduled Douala, Cameroon, to Niamey, Niger, sector impacted the 13,354 feet high Cameroon Mountain near Bouea, Nigeria, at a height of 8,500 feet. The aircraft was destroyed, killing all 29 occupants. The mountain was probably only partially or faintly visible from the flight deck due to the mist surrounding it. Therefore, it was probably too late to climb over the mountain by the time the crew saw it. Although the pilot in command initiated immediate evasive action by turning sharply 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 over-confidence when flying over the mountain mass as additional contributory factors.[5]
  • On March 3, 1952 a SNCASE SE-161 Languedoc (registration F-BCUM) operating a scheduled domestic passenger flight from Nice Le Var Airport to Paris Le Bourget Airport crashed shortly after takeoff with the loss 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.[6]
  • On April 29, 1952 a Douglas C-54A (registration F-BELI) operating an internal German scheduled service from Frankfurt Rhein-Main Airport to Berlin Tempelhof Airport came under sustained 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 engines number three and four, the pilot in command of the aircraft managed to carry out a safe emergency landing at West Berlin's Tempelhof Airport. A subsequent inspection of the aircraft's damage at Tempelhof revealed that it had been hit by 89 shots fired from the Soviet MiGs during the preceding air attack. There were no fatalities among the 17 occupants (six crew, eleven passengers) despite the severity of the attack. The Soviet military authorities defended this attack on an unarmed civilian aircraft by claiming the Air France plane was outside the air corridor at the time of attack.[7]
  • On September 1, 1953 a Lockheed L-749A Constellation (registration F-BAZZ) operating the domestic Paris-Nice portion of an international scheduled 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 subsequent accident investigation established "controlled flight into terrain (CFIT)" as the cause.[8]
  • On April 8, 1957 a Douglas C-47B (registration F-BEIK) operating a scheduled internal 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.[9]
  • On May 31, 1958 a Douglas C-47A (registration F-BHKV) operating a non-scheduled internal Algerian passenger flight from Algiers to Colomb-Béchard crashed near Molière with the loss of all 15 lives on board.[10]
  • On August 29, 1960 a Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation (registration F-BHBC) 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.[11]
  • On May 10, 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 when its empennage suddenly 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.[12]
  • On September 12, 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 unfavourable due to thick, low fog. The poor weather conditions reduced horizontal visibility and ceiling. The pilot in command of the aircraft informed ATC that he wanted to attempt a break-through over the NDB. The aircraft was completely destroyed by the post-crash 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.[13]
  • On June 3, 1962 a chartered Boeing 707-328 (registration F-BHSM) flying from Orly Airport, Paris, France, to Hartsfield-Jackson 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 aft (tail or rear) section of the aircraft were saved. The investigation found a faulty servo motor, which had led to an improper (and non-adjustable) 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 yards (45 m) from the runway and exploded. [14]
  • On June 22, 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 during bad weather, while attempting to land at Point-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, West Indies, killing all 113 on board. The aircraft was attempting a non-precision NDB approach. A malfunctioning VOR station and poor NDB reception due to thunderstorms in the area were blamed for the accident. [15][16]
  • On March 6, 1968 a Boeing 707-328C (registration F-BLCJ) operating the Caracas-Point-à-Pitre sector of Air France flight 212 impacted the southern slope of La Soufrière Mountain at an altitude of 3,937 feet, 27.5km 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. 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.[17]
  • On September 11, 1968 a Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle III (registration F-BOHB) operating the domestic 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 an onboard fire in the aircraft's rear cabin 21 minutes after takeoff from Ajaccio. The accident investigators believed that the fire had started in the right lavatory and galley area.[18]
  • On June 12, 1975 a Boeing 747-128 (registration N28888) operating the sector between what was then Bombay (now Mumbai), India, and Tel Aviv, Israel, of flight AF193 to Paris Charles de Gaulle was destroyed by fire on the ground at Bombay's Santa Cruz Airport, following an aborted takeoff. The aircraft's number eleven 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, the aircraft's number twelve tyre failed as well. At that point the plane's wheels and braking assembly came into direct contact with the runway, thereby starting a fire. When this came to the crew's attention, it 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).[20]
  • On January 18, 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. The aircraft returned to Karachi without any fatalities among the 261 occupants (15 crew and 246 passengers).[21]
  • On June 26, 1988, flight 296, a brand-new 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. This manoeuvre was part of a charter programme Air France had operated on behalf of Air Charter, its contemporary charter subsidiary, under contract to the Mulhouse Flying Club. 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, as well as too slow. Three passengers died in the accident and about 50 were injured.[22]
  • On September 5, 1996, an incident occurred on a Boeing 747 in mid-air near Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Turbulence caused injuries to three passengers. One died later, as a result of injuries received from an in-flight film projection screen. [23] [24].
  • On March 5, 1999 an ex-UTA Boeing 747-2B3F (SCD) freighter (registration F-GPAN) carrying a revenue load of 66 tons of cargo on flight AF6745 from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Chennai Meenambakkam Airport, India, via Karachi, Pakistan and Bangalore Hindustan Airport, India, crash-landed, caught fire and completely 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 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 completely.[27] [28]
  • On July 25, 2000, flight 4590, 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. The accident investigation report cited 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, and the subsequent piercing of one of the fuel tanks by a piece of the exploding tyre, which ignited the leaking jet fuel and caused a severe loss of thrust in engine number one and two in quick succession, as the probable cause. [29]
  • On January 23, 2003 two bodies fell off flight 112 from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Shanghai Pudong, China, before the aircraft landed at Pudong Airport. The two men were described as European by witnesses in the village where one of the bodies fell through the roof of a house and the other plunged into an orchard. There were no reports of any injuries among those on board the plane or on the ground.[30] [31]
  • On August 2, 2005, flight 358, an Airbus A340-313X (registration F-GLZQ) with 297 passengers and 12 crew on board, overran the runway at Toronto Pearson International Airport in bad weather conditions. The aircraft fell down a slope, came to rest near a gully and caught fire. All crew and passengers survived. (43 passengers were subsequently taken to hospital to be treated for minor injuries.)[32]

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Livery

Boeing 777 sporting Air France's eurowhite livery.

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Additional facts

  • The song featured in the Air France commercials, and the song played before and after Air France flights is "Between Us" by the band Aswefall.
  • There are ranks for the flight attendants. Two silver sleeve stripes denote a Chief Purser. One silver sleeve stripe denote a Purser. Flight Attendants do not have any sleeve stripes.
  • Air France was named by the Association of European Airlines as one of seven airlines with a worse-than-average record for lost luggage in 2006. The average over 24 airlines is 15.7 bags per 1,000 passengers.[25]

The Association of European Airlines includes 29 European airlines, who together shipped 346,475,239 passengers in 2005. ...

References

Flight International (or Flight) is a leading global aerospace weekly. ... Airliner World is an aviation magazine that is published by Key Publishing LTD from Lincs, United Kingdom and distributed by Seymour Distribution LTD in London. ... Air International is a British aviation magazine covering both defence aerospace and civil aviation. ... Airliner World is an aviation magazine that is published by Key Publishing LTD from Lincs, United Kingdom and distributed by Seymour Distribution LTD in London. ... The Association of European Airlines includes 29 European airlines, who together shipped 346,475,239 passengers in 2005. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 94th day of the year (95th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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