Air France (AFR)

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AFR

   ICAO/IATA

AFR / AF

Country

France

Established

1933

Fleet size

225

Average age

14

Air France was established in 1933 in France. Air France operates 225 airplanes with average age of 14 years. The newest plane is built in 2017 and the oldest plane is built in 1991.

Air France (stylized AIRFRANCE), is the flag carrier of France. The carrier is headquartered in Tremblay-en-France. Air France is a subsidiary of Air France-KLM Group as well as founding member of SkyTeam global airline alliance. The global hub of Air France is at Charles de Gaulle Airport with Orly Airport. The corporate headquarters of the airline, previously located in Montparnasse, are currently north of Paris, on the grounds of Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Air France was established on October 7, 1933 following a merger of Compagnie Internationale de Navigation Aerienne, Compagnie Generale Aeropostale, Air Union, Air Orient, and Societe Generale de Transport Aerien. From 1950 until 1990, during the Cold War, it was one of the 3 main Allied scheduled airlines which operated in Germany at Tegel and Tempelhof airports, West Berlin. In 1990, Air France acquired the operations of the domestic carrier Air Inter and its international rival Union de Transports Aeriens (UTA). Prior to its merger with KLM in 2003, the company served as the primary national flag carrier of France for 7 decades.

Air France

Between April 2001-March 2002, Air France carried a total of 43.3 million passengers and had a revenue of EUR12.53 billion. In November 2004, the carrier ranked as the largest airline in Europe with 25.5% total market share. It was also the world's largest airline in terms of operating revenue.

Air France operates a fleet of Boeing and Airbus widebody jets on long-haul routes. On short-haul routes the carrier uses Airbus A320 family aircraft. On November 20, 2009 Air France introduced A380 with service to New York's JFK Airport from Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. The regional airline subsidiary of Air France, HOP!, operates most of its European and regional domestic scheduled services via a fleet of regional jet aircraft.

Currently, Air France serves a total of 36 destinations in France. The airline also operates worldwide scheduled cargo and passenger services to 168 different destinations in 93 countries. In 2015 Air France carried around 46,803,000 passengers.

Air France Classes

  • La Premiere (Air France long-haul First class product): available on Airbus A380-800 as well as selected Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Air France Premiere cabin features leather seats which recline 180 degrees, forming 2-metre long beds. All seats feature a 10.4-inch touchscreen personal screen with gaming and audio video on demand, automassage feature, privacy divider, storage drawer, reading light, noise-cancelling headphones, personal telephone, laptop power ports. Passengers are also provided with personalised coat service, "boudoir-style" cushion, pure merino wool blanket, and a travel kit with Biologique Recherche facial & body care products. Turndown service includes a duvet, mattress, sleepwear, hypoallergenic feather pillow, a pair of slippers and dust bag for shoes. Private lounge access is provided worldwide with chauffeured car to the Air France aircraft. 
  • Business (Air France long-haul Business class product): available on all Air France long-haul aircraft. Business class features angled lie-flat seats reclining to 2 metres in length. Each of the seats includes a 10.4-inch touchscreen TV monitor which offers interactive gaming and AVOD, personal telephone, laptop power ports, reading light. Air France released a new business class product, the Zodiac Aerospace Cirrus designed by Mark Collins of Design Investment and by the design & branding agency, Brandimage. This new seat was installed on Boeing 777 aircraft between June 2014-summer 2016, and all other aircraft types were retrofitted. 2,102 seats were installed. The new cabin has a 1-2-1 layout, opposed to the previous 2-3-2 layout. The new 41-cm (16-inch) screen offers unique navigation experience similar to tablets. Through a redesigned user interface and 12 languages available, choosing an entertainment program is possible from more than 1,000 hours of entertainment. The seats easily convert into fully flat beds with 180-degree recline, and feature touchscreen remote control, universal electrical outlet, USB port, noise cancelling headphones, Air France signature padded headboard, privacy screen, ample storage space, duvet with XXL feather down pillow and adjustable headrest.
  • Premium Economy (Air France premium economy product for long-haul flights). Premium Economy is a dedicated cabin section with 2-4-2 configuration (2-3-2 on long-haul Airbus and 3-3-3 for Alize on 777-300 serving Caribbean and Indian Ocean routes) with 96.5 cm (38-inch) pitch (36-inch/long-haul Alize seats), 123-degtee reclining fixed shell seats with adjustable headrest, a 10.4-inch touchscreen, universal power ports, personal reading lamp, and adjustable leg rest. The seats offer 40% more space in comparison with Voyageur seats; these seats offer 20% more legroom and are 20% wider). There are 38 seats on Airbus A380, 32 on Boeing 777-300ER, 24 on Boeing 777-200 and 21 on Airbus A340-300 and A330-200 (located between Business and Economy cabins, behind Business on A380 upper deck). Premium Economy passengers receive priority airport services, double baggage allowance, lounge access, extra frequent flier mileage. Amenities include improved blankets, Sennheiser noise-cancelling headphones, amenity kit (with eye mask, earplugs, socks, toothbrush, toothpaste), and enhanced meal service with 2nd hot meal, ice-cream and candies, all served with metal cutlery and real glass. An improved Premium Economy seat with the same shell was introduced in June 2014 on Boeing 777, featuring improved foot rest and better cushioning.
  • Economy (Air France Economy-class long haul product). Economy seats recline up to 118° and include winged headrests, personal telephone, touchscreen TV monitor with AVOD Interactive Entertainment System. On long-haul flights, the menu is presented with a choice of 2 meals. Medium- and short-haul Economy services are operated by Airbus A320 with different seating arrangements. On most aircraft, Air France provides extra legroom seats in Economy class called Seat Plus, located in economy class exit rows as well as other rows depending on the airplane, plus the economy seats on 747's upper deck, with at least 4 inches more seat pitch (36 inches versus the usual 32 inches in standard economy seats), 747 Seat Plus section also offers an extra half-inch of seat width. Prices vary by flight departure time, but Seat Plus is free to elites and passengers with full fare economy tickets.

Air France First Class

Baggage 

  • Carry-on baggage: The total size and number of hand baggage items passengers can bring depends on the travel cabin. Air France calculator indicates how many baggage items travellers can bring on their trip. They can take 1 or 2 items depending on the flight cabin, plus 1 accessory. The hand baggage must not exceed the dimensions: 55x35x25 cm (21.7x13.8x9.9 in) including wheels, handles and pockets. The combined weight of the hand baggage item and the accessory must not exceed 12 kg (26 lb) / 18 kg (39.7 lb), depending on the travel cabin. In addition to the hand baggage, passengers can bring 1 personal accessory (handbag, briefcase or a small bag for a camera, notebook computer, or any other electronic device) which should not exceed the dimensions: 40x30x15 cm (16x12x6 in). The accessory must fit easily under the seat in front, unless the passenger is seated in an emergency exit row - then the accessory must be stowed in the overhead storage bin.
  • Checked baggage: The allowance type, by number of items or weight, and the amount charged varies in accordance with the class of service, destination, and frequent flyer status. The carrier, Air France, provides each traveller with the baggage allowance for the particular trip on the Trip Summary and the electronic ticket. Passengers can also enter their flight information into Air France baggage allowance calculator in order to verify their allowed number of bags. Checked baggage items must not exceed 23 kg (50.7 lb) in Economy/Premium Economy cabins or 32 kg (70.5 lb) in Business/La Premiere cabins, and must not measure over 158 cm (62.2 in) length+width+height. Bags over 23 kg (32 kg) or extra pieces of baggage incur an extra fee. 

Boarding 

  • When traveling on Air France flight, a variety of options are available for travellers to check in before/after arriving at the airport: online check-in, automatic check-in, Air France counter check-in, self-service kiosk check-in.
  • During online check-in, passengers are given the option to: select flights, select passengers, choose seats or buy Seat Plus for extra leg room, buy additional baggage allowance (about 20% off the airport rate), print the baggage tags and receipts at home.
  • Arriving at the airport a couple of hours before the departure time allows passengers to comfortably check-in and also pass security checkpoints. Each flight of Air France has a check-in deadline which appears on the electronic ticket. The deadlines vary between 15-90 minutes depending on the destination and departure airport.
  • When passengers check in before arriving at the airport and don't need to check any baggage, they no longer have to worry about the deadline and can arrive a bit later than other travellers. However, they must still comply with the flight's boarding deadline. Air France may cancel a reservation in case a passenger is not present at the boarding gate at the latest by Air France boarding deadline. Deadlines, after which customers are not guaranteed boarding, vary depending on the departure and arrival airport: 15 min before departure time for flights between Paris-Orly and metropolitan France; 20 min before departure time for all other flights.

Air France food and drinks

Food & Drinks

Air France meals are all included in the price of the ticket. The airline offers passengers an option to pay to upgrade the economy class meals. On long-haul flights Air France offers a menu of the day at no extra charge for all travel classes and destinations. Also available are hot and cold drinks, with or without alcohol.

Economy class clients on longer flights enjoy a self-service buffet with savory treats, mini-sandwiches, fresh products, sweet and ice cream. They can pay to upgrade their inflight meal with a la carte dining options. Prices start at EUR12 and can be added to passenger's booking at the time of reservations or via the manage your booking section of Air France website. Orders are placed from 90 days until 24 h before departure. 

  • As an aperitif, passengers in the Premium Economy cabin receive a complimentary glass of champagne along with a savory appetizer. They can then choose between two hot meals. Local specialties are also available for certain destinations. Travellers can finish off their meal with a dessert, followed by tea, coffee, or digestive liqueur, paired with sweet delicacies. 
  • On flights out of Paris-Orly to Nice, Marseille, Toulouse or Bordeaux, Economy class passengers may select from a range of pre-order dishes for a fee. They can order the meals up to 24 hours before departure and these include: Seafood, Farmhouse, Garden and Sweet menu. 
  • On flights out of Paris-Charles de Gaulle to New York, Los Angeles, Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo and Singapore, passengers in Business and First class can access the French style (Service a la francaise) program. It allows them to personalise their dining experience via choosing the meal in advance of their flight. Meal options include Traditional Chinese, A taste of Japan, Korean Sensations, Thai, Indian Delights, and Seafood. Airline's First and Business class meals are created by Michelin-starred chefs. 

Air France special meals are ordered for flights longer than 2 hours and 35 minutes up to 48 hours before departure time. Meal options include: Low Salt, Gluten Free, Diabetic, Low Calorie, Vegan, Indian Vegetarian, Ovo Lacto Vegetarian, Halal, Hindu, and Kosher.

TailManufacturerModelAge / BuiltDelivered
Airbus A320-211 28 / 1991 0000-00-00
Airbus A320-211 28 / 1991 1992-03-13
Airbus A320-214 18 / 2001 2001-07-10
Airbus A320-214 17 / 2002 2003-01-21
Airbus A320-214 17 / 2002 2003-01-21
Airbus A320-214 17 / 2002 2003-02-13
Airbus A320-214 16 / 2003 2003-03-19
Airbus A320-214 17 / 2002 2003-02-14
Airbus A320-214 16 / 2003 2003-12-08
Airbus A320-214 13 / 2006 2006-03-17
Airbus A320-214 13 / 2006 2006-03-30
Airbus A320-214 13 / 2006 2007-01-26
Airbus A320-214 11 / 2008 2008-03-07
Airbus A320-214 11 / 2008 2008-04-11
Airbus A320-214 10 / 2009 2009-01-30
Airbus A320-214 10 / 2009 2009-02-24
Airbus A320-214 10 / 2009 2009-03-25
Airbus A320-214 10 / 2009 2009-05-06
Airbus A320-214 10 / 2009 2009-10-28
Airbus A320-214 10 / 2009 2009-11-10
Airbus A320-214 10 / 2009 2009-11-25
Airbus A320-214 10 / 2009 2009-12-16
Airbus A340-313 22 / 1997 1997-12-19
Airbus A340-313 22 / 1997 1998-01-02
Airbus A340-313 21 / 1998 1998-11-30
Airbus A340-313 21 / 1998 1998-12-04
Airbus A340-313 20 / 1999 1999-02-25
Airbus A340-313 20 / 1999 1999-11-10
Airbus A340-313 20 / 1999 1999-12-23
Airbus A340-313 19 / 2000 2000-12-15
Airbus A321-111 25 / 1994 1994-06-30
Airbus A321-111 25 / 1994 1994-08-26
Airbus A321-111 24 / 1995 1995-03-22
Airbus A321-111 24 / 1995 1995-05-15
Airbus A321-111 24 / 1995 1995-10-16
Airbus A319-113 23 / 1996 1996-06-21
Airbus A319-113 23 / 1996 1996-07-02
Airbus A319-113 23 / 1996 1996-07-12
Airbus A319-113 23 / 1996 1996-10-02
Airbus A319-113 23 / 1996 1996-11-06
Airbus A319-113 23 / 1996 1996-12-18
Airbus A319-111 20 / 1999 1999-03-18
Airbus A319-111 20 / 1999 1999-05-21
Airbus A319-111 20 / 1999 1999-06-15
Airbus A319-111 20 / 1999 1999-06-24
Airbus A319-111 20 / 1999 1999-12-22
Airbus A319-111 19 / 2000 2000-02-04
Airbus A319-111 19 / 2000 2000-03-02
Airbus A319-111 19 / 2000 2000-03-14
Airbus A319-111 19 / 2000 2000-04-03
Airbus A319-111 19 / 2000 2000-05-24
Airbus A319-111 19 / 2000 2000-07-10
Airbus A319-111 19 / 2000 2000-07-13
Airbus A319-111 19 / 2000 2000-10-20
Airbus A319-111 19 / 2000 2001-01-11
Airbus A319-111 18 / 2001 2001-01-24
Airbus A319-111 18 / 2001 2001-03-22
Airbus A319-111 18 / 2001 2001-03-08
Airbus A319-111 18 / 2001 2001-04-05
Airbus A319-111 18 / 2001 2001-05-30
Airbus A319-111 18 / 2001 2001-06-26
Airbus A319-111 18 / 2001 2001-11-15
Airbus A319-111 18 / 2001 2001-11-23
Airbus A319-111 18 / 2001 2001-12-14
Airbus A319-111 18 / 2001 2001-12-19
Airbus A319-111 17 / 2002 2002-02-19
Airbus A319-111 17 / 2002 2002-03-21
Airbus A319-111 17 / 2002 2002-05-08
Airbus A319-111 16 / 2003 2003-03-25
Airbus A319-115LR 14 / 2005 2005-04-20
Airbus A319-115LR 13 / 2006 2006-03-31
Airbus A319-111 13 / 2006 2006-11-23
Airbus A319-112 13 / 2006 2006-12-07
Boeing 777-228ER 21 / 1998 1998-03-27
Boeing 777-228ER 21 / 1998 1998-04-21
Boeing 777-228ER 21 / 1998 1998-05-05
Boeing 777-228ER 21 / 1998 1999-01-12
Boeing 777-228ER 20 / 1999 1999-01-19
Boeing 777-228ER 20 / 1999 1999-03-11
Boeing 777-228ER 20 / 1999 1999-02-19
Boeing 777-228ER 20 / 1999 1999-05-21
Boeing 777-228ER 20 / 1999 1999-12-06
Boeing 777-228ER 20 / 1999 1999-12-22
Boeing 777-228ER 19 / 2000 2000-01-27
Boeing 777-228ER 19 / 2000 2000-12-09
Boeing 777-228ER 19 / 2000 2000-11-14
Boeing 777-228ER 19 / 2000 2000-12-15
Boeing 777-228ER 18 / 2001 2001-02-03
Boeing 777-228ER 18 / 2001 2001-02-28
Boeing 777-228ER 18 / 2001 2001-03-21
Boeing 777-228(ER) 18 / 2001 2001-10-19
Boeing 777-228ER 18 / 2001 2001-11-02
Boeing 777-228ER 17 / 2002 2002-01-22
Boeing 777-228ER 17 / 2002 2002-02-01
Boeing 777-228ER 17 / 2002 2002-02-15
Boeing 777-228ER 17 / 2002 2002-03-13
Boeing 777-228ER 17 / 2002 2002-04-02
Boeing 777-228ER 17 / 2002 2002-05-21
Boeing 777-328ER 15 / 2004 2004-04-29
Boeing 777-328ER 15 / 2004 2004-05-14
Boeing 777-328ER 15 / 2004 2004-06-01
Boeing 777-328(ER) 15 / 2004 2004-09-20
Boeing 777-328ER 15 / 2004 2004-10-08
Boeing 777-328ER 15 / 2004 2004-11-12
Boeing 777-328ER 15 / 2004 2004-12-23
Boeing 777-328ER 14 / 2005 2005-02-18
Boeing 777-328ER 14 / 2005 2005-03-18
Boeing 777-328ER 14 / 2005 2005-04-29
Boeing 777-328ER 14 / 2005 2005-11-17
Boeing 777-328ER 13 / 2006 2006-01-13
Boeing 777-328ER 13 / 2006 2006-03-31
Boeing 777-328ER 13 / 2006 2006-05-26
Boeing 777-328ER 13 / 2006 2006-06-14
Boeing 777-328ER 13 / 2006 2006-06-30
Boeing 777-328ER 13 / 2006 2006-08-03
Boeing 777-328ER 12 / 2007 2007-01-22
Boeing 777-328ER 12 / 2007 2007-02-27
Boeing 777-328ER 12 / 2007 2007-04-19
Boeing 777-328ER 12 / 2007 2007-05-25
Boeing 777-328ER 12 / 2007 2007-06-29
Boeing 777-328ER 12 / 2007 2007-07-10
Airbus A321-211 21 / 1998 1998-02-09
Airbus A321-211 21 / 1998 1998-03-17
Airbus A321-211 20 / 1999 1999-12-07
Airbus A321-211 18 / 2001 2001-04-11
Airbus A321-211 18 / 2001 2002-01-18
Airbus A321-211 17 / 2002 2003-01-21
Airbus A321-211 12 / 2007 2007-04-25
Airbus A321-211 11 / 2008 2008-01-21
Airbus A321-211 11 / 2008 2008-02-12
Airbus A321-211 ->212 11 / 2008 2008-03-03
Airbus A321-211 11 / 2008 2008-03-25
Airbus A321-211 10 / 2009 2009-02-27
Airbus A321-212 10 / 2009 2009-06-08
Airbus A321-212 9 / 2010 2010-03-30
Airbus A321-212 8 / 2011 2011-11-23
Airbus A318-111 16 / 2003 2003-10-09
Airbus A318-111 16 / 2003 2003-11-07
Airbus A318-111 16 / 2003 2003-11-21
Airbus A318-111 16 / 2003 2003-12-05
Airbus A318-111 16 / 2003 2003-12-17
Airbus A318-111 15 / 2004 2004-04-02
Airbus A318-111 15 / 2004 2004-10-29
Airbus A318-111 15 / 2004 2004-12-06
Airbus A318-111 15 / 2004 2004-12-13
Airbus A318-111 14 / 2005 2005-10-14
Airbus A318-111 14 / 2005 2005-11-09
Airbus A318-111 13 / 2006 2006-02-22
Airbus A318-111 13 / 2006 2006-04-13
Airbus A318-111 13 / 2006 2006-10-26
Airbus A318-111 13 / 2006 2006-11-27
Airbus A318-111 13 / 2006 2006-12-14
Airbus A318-111 13 / 2006 2007-01-11
Airbus A318-111 12 / 2007 2007-02-22
Boeing 777-F28 11 / 2008 2009-02-24
Boeing 777-F28 10 / 2009 2009-02-20
Airbus A330-203 18 / 2001 2001-12-23
Airbus A330-203 18 / 2001 2001-12-17
Airbus A330-203 17 / 2002 2002-01-29
Airbus A330-203 17 / 2002 2002-03-19
Airbus A330-203 17 / 2002 2002-03-28
Airbus A330-203 17 / 2002 2002-06-28
Airbus A330-203 17 / 2002 2004-03-19
Airbus A330-203 17 / 2002 2002-10-18
Airbus A330-203 17 / 2002 2005-04-12
Airbus A330-203 17 / 2002 2002-11-22
Airbus A330-203 16 / 2003 2003-03-04
Airbus A330-203 16 / 2003 2003-03-24
Airbus A330-203 15 / 2004 2004-01-30
Airbus A330-203 15 / 2004 2004-03-30
Airbus A330-203 14 / 2005 2005-04-04
Boeing 777-328ER 12 / 2007 2007-10-24
Boeing 777-328ER 11 / 2008 2008-04-29
Boeing 777-328ER 11 / 2008 2008-05-30
Boeing 777-328ER 10 / 2009 2009-04-09
Boeing 777-328ER 10 / 2009 2009-06-10
Boeing 777-328ER 10 / 2009 2009-06-23
Boeing 777-328(ER) 10 / 2009 2009-06-26
Boeing 777-328ER 9 / 2010 2010-12-07
Boeing 777-328ER 8 / 2011 2011-04-01
Boeing 777-328ER 8 / 2011 2011-04-15
Boeing 777-328ER 8 / 2011 2011-05-03
Boeing 777-328(ER) 7 / 2012 2012-04-03
Boeing 777-328ER 7 / 2012 2012-05-15
Boeing 777-328ER 7 / 2012 2012-04-11
Boeing 777-328ER 4 / 2015 2015-04-23
Boeing 777-328ER 4 / 2015 2015-05-06
Boeing 777-328ER 4 / 2015 2015-11-02
Boeing 777-328ER 3 / 2016 2016-03-09
Boeing 777-328ER 3 / 2016 2016-03-29
Boeing 777-328ER 3 / 2016 2016-04-25
Airbus A320-214 9 / 2010 2010-07-01
Airbus A320-214 9 / 2010 2010-09-08
Airbus A320-214 8 / 2011 2011-03-09
Airbus A320-214 8 / 2011 2011-03-09
Airbus A320-214 8 / 2011 2011-04-15
Airbus A320-214 8 / 2011 2011-05-26
Airbus A320-214 8 / 2011 2011-06-29
Airbus A320-214 8 / 2011 2011-08-25
Airbus A320-214 8 / 2011 2011-09-24
Airbus A320-214 8 / 2011 2011-11-23
Airbus A320-214 7 / 2012 2012-04-16
Airbus A320-214 7 / 2012 2012-05-21
Airbus A320-214 10 / 2009 2009-12-21
Airbus A320-214 9 / 2010 2010-03-26
Airbus A320-214 9 / 2010 2010-04-28
Airbus A320-214 9 / 2010 2010-05-18
Airbus A320-214 9 / 2010 2010-05-18
Airbus A320-214 (W) 6 / 2013 2013-08-23
Airbus A320-214 (W) 6 / 2013 2013-10-18
Airbus A320-214 (W) 6 / 2013 2013-12-03
Airbus A320-214 (W) 2 / 2017 2017-07-08
Airbus A380-861 10 / 2009 2009-10-30
Airbus A380-861 10 / 2009 2010-02-10
Airbus A380-861 10 / 2009 2010-04-14
Airbus A380-861 9 / 2010 2010-08-12
Airbus A380-861 9 / 2010 2011-05-17
Airbus A380-861 9 / 2010 2011-06-17
Airbus A380-861 8 / 2011 2012-06-04
Airbus A380-861 8 / 2011 2012-05-02
Airbus A380-861 6 / 2013 2013-09-13
Airbus A380-861 5 / 2014 2014-06-23
Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner 3 / 2016 2016-12-01
Boeing Charleston SC 787-9 Dreamliner 2 / 2017 2017-04-19
Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner 2 / 2017 0000-00-00
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Air France (AFR) information and dates are derived from PlaneMapper database. The data is for informational purposes only and PlaneMapper is not responsible for the accuracy and reliability of airline Air France data.