[66] By 1991 two bids for the purchase of the Square Max Hymans building had been made. [30] Although owned by a single company, Air France and KLM continued to fly under their own brand names. News. The airline answered the strike by announcing it would cut some 2,900 jobs. It is a subsidiary of the Air France–KLM Group and a founding member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. The first Airbus A350-900 (named Toulouse) was delivered to Air France on 27 September 2019. Read more. This will lead to Air France-KLM eliminating all quad-jet planes from their fleet by 2022 with the exception of the three KLM Cargo Boeing 747-400ERFs operated by Martinair. 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 region were transferred to private carriers. On June 26, 1988, it crashed while making a low pass over Mulhouse–Habsheim Airport (ICAO airport tcode LFGB) as part of the Habsheim Air Show. [70] After Air France moved to Tremblay-en-France, the ownership of the former head office complex was transferred. "[61], The 130,000-square-metre (1,400,000 sq ft) complex was completed in December 1995. (Wolf resigned in 1996 to take over as CEO at US Airways. [67] By 1992 the complex was sold to Mutuelle générale de l'Éducation nationale [fr] (MGEN) for 1.6 billion francs. The new cabin features a 1-2-1 layout as opposed to the 2-3-2 layout found currently on the 777. Corporate and other group sites. [40], In September 2013, Air France introduced a brand new Economy product along with an improved Premium Economy seat and service. A new logo, created by Brandimage, was revealed in February 2009. The current long-haul Economy seat, which debuted on the Boeing 777-300ER, includes winged headrests, a personal telephone, and a touchscreen TV monitor with AVOD Interactive Entertainment System which have been installed on all of Air France's long haul fleet. Photos. 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. As of 2011 Air France serves 35 destinations in France and operates worldwide scheduled passenger … European schedules were initially operated by a fleet of Douglas DC-3 aircraft. Selon Les Échos, ce projet imaginé en 1997 avait été retardé depuis 2001 par la crise du transport aérien. On 1 February 1963 the government formalised division of routes between Air France and its private sector rivals. Air France was founded in 1933, and was granted access to manage France's entire air transportation … In 2017, Air France received their first Boeing 787 with a revised livery which included larger Air France titles. On 26 September 1953, the government instructed Air France to share long-distance routes with new private airlines. Air France (formally Société Air France SA), stylised as AIRFRANCE, is the French flag carrier headquartered in Tremblay-en-France, (north of Paris), and is one of the world's largest airlines. Jejím domovským letištěm je letiště Charlese de Gaulla u Paříže, odkud je společností denně vypravováno 1700 letů do 185 destinací v 83 státech, s flotilou více než 220 letadel. Air France's corporate headquarters, previously in Montparnasse, Paris,[5] are located on the grounds of Charles de Gaulle Airport, north of Paris.[6]. [51], In January 2017, Air France received its first Boeing 787-9. [12][15][16], From 1974, Air France began shifting the bulk of operations to the new Charles de Gaulle Airport north of Paris. We wish you every success in your job search and look forward to meeting you soon. Initially, the government held 70%. Die maatskappy, wat sy hoofkwartier op die Roissy-Charles de Gaulle … View our health measures . [126]On 26 June 2020 operates the farewell flight with a tour over France on the A380.[127][128]. Eventually, services to Mexico City via Washington, D.C. were started. Air France Asie and Air France Cargo Asie, Air France Asie and Air France Cargo Asie. [75], Air France Cité PN, located at Charles de Gaulle Airport, acts as the airline's crew base. [26], On 12 January 1990, the operations of government-owned Air France, semi-public Air Inter and wholly private Union de Transports Aériens (UTA) were merged into an enlarged Air France. Air France has introduced a brand new economy long haul product which features a new slimline seat providing up to an inch more legroom, wider table, universal electrical sockets, retractable armrests, winged leather headrests, more storage space, high definition 10-inch screens featuring the latest in flight entertainment with a USB port, a headphones holder, and newly designed pillows featuring different patterns of the Air France logo. TAT would later operate several regional international routes on behalf of Air France. Discover our best offers . Air France is currently owned by Air France-KLM a company that owns both KLM and Air France. It acquired the Air France group's majority shareholdings in Air France and Air Inter (subsequently renamed Air Inter Europe). [122], In August 2019, Air France-KLM revised retirement plans on the Airbus A380 and announced that the entire Airbus A380 fleet would be retired by 2022. Flag-carrier and largest airline of France; part of Air France–KLM Group, The inauguration of the Aérogare des Invalides on 21 August 1951, Passengers disembarking an Air France Sud-Est SE-161, One of Air France's Caravelle jetliners in 1977, The merger of Air France and KLM occurred in 2004, An Air France 777-200ER taking off from Vancouver International Airport. Four-class 777-200ER and 777-300ER configurations are equipped with four and eight La Première seats respectively. [123] Air France-KLM announced an additional order in December 2019 for 10 more Airbus A350-900s, intended for Air France, to replace the nine remaining Airbus A380s and increase the Airbus A350 fleet size from 28 to 38 aircraft. La Première, Air France's long-haul first class product, is available on selected Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Be careful. 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. Air France Sud Aviation Caravelle in the oldest Livery, Air France Airbus A310 in the 1976 Livery, Air France Boeing 787 in the 2017 revised livery, Air France Airbus A350 in the 2019 revised livery, The new official song played before and after Air France flights (during boarding and after landing) is 'The World Can Be Yours' by Telepopmusik. By then the network covered 250,000 km. [131], Premium Economy, is Air France's premium economy product for long haul flights, which became available on the Boeing 777-200ER, 777-300ER, Airbus A330-200 in late 2009 and early 2010. 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On 26 June 1945 all of France's air transport companies were nationalised. Its aircraft have been involved in a number of major accidents and incidents. [12] In September 1947 Air France's network stretched east from New York, Fort de France and Buenos Aires to Shanghai. As of 2019, Air France flies to 36 domestic destinations and 175 international destinations in 93 countries (including Overseas departments and territories of France) across 6 continents. On 22 June 2000, this expanded into the SkyTeam global airline alliance. [12][14], Compagnie Nationale Air France was created by act of parliament on 16 June 1948. The constituent members of Air France had already built extensive networks across Europe, to French colonies in North Africa and farther afield. Air France-KLM's head office for the United Kingdom and Ireland operations, which includes facilities for Air France and KLM, is located in Plesman House in Hatton Cross. We have created a browser extension. In 1936, Air France added French-built twin engine Potez 62 aircraft to its fleet featuring a two compartment cabin that could accommodate 14 to 16 passengers. Each seat features a 10.4" touchscreen personal screen with interactive gaming and audio video on demand, a privacy divider, automassage feature, reading light, storage drawer, noise-cancelling headphones, personal telephone, and laptop power ports. [24], In 1987 Air France together with Lufthansa, Iberia and SAS founded Amadeus, an IT company (also known as a GDS) that would enable travel agencies to sell the founders and other airlines' products from a single system. [48] In September 2014, Air France announced it would sell a 3 percent stake in travel technology company Amadeus IT Group for $438 million. In 1990, it acquired the operations of French domestic carrier Air Inter and international rival UTA – Union de Transports Aériens. Delta Air Lines was the largest by revenue, assets value and market capitalization. DESTINATIONS . [80] On 28 August 1959 Air France opened a ticket and information agency in the former air terminal in Invalides, targeting transit passengers and customers from offices and companies in the Invalides area. [12] Air France entered the jet age in 1953 with the original, short-lived de Havilland Comet series 1, the world's first jetliner. The head office of Air France in Roissypôle, Air France's former head office, Square Max Hymans, Aérogare des Invalides, 7th arrondissement, Paris, The aerial view of an Air France Concorde (registration: F-BVFA) at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia, La Première seats on one of Air France's Boeing 777-300ERs, Premium Economy seats on a refurbished Air France Boeing 777-200ER, The Economy cabin on a former Air France Airbus A380-800, A gourmet appetizer and seasonal salad served in Air France's Business cabin, Latin America and the Caribbean regional office, Middle East and North Africa regional office. Air France had been losing 700 million euros a year. [71], On a previous occasion the head office was at 2 rue marbeuf in the 8th arrondissement of Paris.[72]. [35][36][37], On 21 June 2012, Air France-KLM had announced its decision to cut just under 10% of the total 53,000 workforce (about 5,000 jobs) by the end of 2013 in an attempt to restore profitability.

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