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STORIES Jun 03, 2024 Air France’s Unique A320 Caribbean Island Hopper Service Air France operates a unique Caribbean inter-island service, connecting numerous French overseas territories with an Airbus A320 aircraft. The history of this flight dates back to the 1940s as the carrier continues to operate this route today. Read More →
STORIES Apr 10, 2024 The A320's First Passenger Flight Ended Horribly: The Crash of Air France Flight 296Q Air France flight AF296Q was a chartered demonstration flight for the then brand-new Airbus A320. However, things did not go as planned on the day of the flight. The captain's perspective differs from the official report on how the aircraft crashed that day. Read More →
ROUTES Apr 04, 2024 The World's Longest Domestic Flight: 21 Hours on an Airbus A350 Although it does not operate as a nonstop flight, Air France’s direct Paris to Papeete service clocks in at around 21 to 22 hours, with a stop in Los Angeles. It is one of the many airlines that operates the second leg of the journey from Los Angeles to Papeete. Read More →
ROUTES Apr 03, 2024 Going to France? Airlines Announce Massive Flight Expansions Ahead of Olympics Anyone interested in travel has likely visited France or has the country on their bucket list. France’s popularity as a travel destination means that several Canadian, French, and American carriers offer nonstop flights between North America and France. These airlines have announced new flights ahead of the busy summer travel season, with this year being especially memorable because of the Paris Olympics. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Mar 23, 2024 The Paris Olympics: How Airlines Support Sports Tourism in 2024 Sports tourism is one of the fastest-growing areas of the travel industry, with an increasing number of travelers making trips based entirely on attending sports events. 2024 will be a strong year for sports tourism due to high-profile events like the Summer Olympics in Paris. Read More →
STORIES Mar 18, 2024 Air France Flight 447 Plane Crash: Why De-Icing is Crucial to Aircraft Safety On June 1, 2009, Air France Flight 447 was cruising from Rio de Janeiro to Paris when suddenly the communications were lost, and debris from the flight was later recovered from the Atlantic Ocean. The investigation revealed several issues that caused the flight to crash, which would later be addressed to improve flight safety. Read More →
NEWS Feb 13, 2024 Air France Adds Meals by Michelin-Starred Chef in Business and First Class on Flights From the U.S. Air France, renowned for its commitment to culinary excellence, has unveiled a new culinary partnership with triple Michelin-starred French chef Dominique Crenn. Passengers flying from select destinations in the U.S. can now savor exquisite dishes crafted by Chef Crenn in the La Première and Business cabins, enhancing the airline's onboard dining experience. Read More →
NEWS Feb 07, 2024 EU General Court Declares Netherlands' €3.4 Billion Aid to Air France-KLM Illegal The General Court of the European Union has ruled that the Dutch government's multi-billion dollar aid to KLM in 2020 was illegal. European low-cost giant Ryanair has praised the ruling, calling for the Court to recover the illegal aid. Read More →
ROUTES Jan 31, 2024 Air France Adds Flights From Los Angeles for Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Formula 1 Race The annual Cannes International Film Festival is a coveted event welcoming guests from all over the world. Similarly, the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix is one of the most popular racing events held annually around the same time. To meet demand for both the festival and the Monaco Grand Prix, Air France has announced special flights from Los Angeles for passengers interested in attending either event. Read More →
ROUTES Jan 22, 2024 Air France Announces Paris-Phoenix Route to Accommodate High Demand Ahead of 2024 Summer Olympics Air France has announced plans to launch nonstop flights between Phoenix (PHX) and Paris (CDG) on May 23. The route aims to serve the increased demand for tourism to France ahead of Paris hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics from July 26 to August 11. Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego announced the city's third direct connection to Europe at an event on January 22. Read More →