Category Archives: Air France

Air France attempts to instill confidence in flying

Air France has made this announcement:

In the context of the current health crisis and given the very gradual lifting of travel restrictions worldwide, Air France is introducing exceptional measures to assist and reassure its customers.

A fully flexible sales policy

Air France is adapting its commercial measures to enable its customers to book their next trip in complete confidence.

If customers wish to cancel their trip, their ticket can now be changed at no extra cost and without proof, on the date and to the destination* of their choice. If they prefer, they can request a refundable credit voucher. These measures, which provide optimal flexibility, apply to all trips until March 31, 2021.

If their flight is cancelled by the airline, customers can choose to postpone their trip to the date and destination* of their choice, request a full ticket refund or receive a credit voucher, which is also refundable if not used.

Finally, for all trips until the end of the year, customers who are members of the Flying Blue loyalty program will have their Miles and experience points (XP) doubled.

Since the start of this unprecedented crisis, Air France has significantly strengthened its sales teams dedicated to supporting its customers. Close to 700 agents are currently in charge of handling refund and credit voucher requests. Since January 2020, 2 million requests have been processed and 1.1 billion euros refunded.

*if the change of destination results in a change in price, only the fare difference will be applied.

A new travel insurance cover for epidemic-related risks

In partnership with Allianz Travel, Air France is extending its travel insurance cover to provide its customers with better protection. The company now also provides them with cover** should they fall ill or be required to quarantine due to an epidemic or pandemic disease such as Covid-19.

This insurance thus allows them to deal with unforeseen expenses with cover in specific events, notably during their trip with medical assistance and refund of medical expenses abroad or additional costs incurred from quarantine (accommodation expenses, for example).

This insurance cover, available to customers at the time of purchasing their ticket on the airfrance.com website and in company customer relations centres, is in addition to the existing Cancellation + missed flight, Multi-risk and Assistance products.

**cover available for customers residing in France, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands and the UK, and shortly in other countries.

Air France Protect, Air France’s health commitment

The health and well-being of Air France customers and staff are at the heart of the company’s concerns. Air France is committed to providing its customers optimum health and hygiene conditions at each stage of their trip. Grouped under the “Air France Protect” label, the measures implemented by the company are regularly adapted to changes in the current health context.

In line with the current regulations, it is compulsory to wear a surgical mask upon arrival at the airport, where a number of measures have been implemented to guarantee a customer travel experience in optimum conditions of health and safety – application of physical distancing measures, counters equipped with Plexiglass protection screens, regularly disinfected self-service kiosks, hand sanitizer available throughout the airport and the reorganization of customer channels at check-in and boarding to limit contact.

The wearing of surgical masks is also compulsory on board the aircraft and throughout the duration of the trip. The air in the cabin is renewed every 3 minutes. The air recycling system on board Air France aircraft is equipped with HEPA – High Efficiency Particulate Air – filters identical to those used in hospital operating theatres. In addition, to limit interaction, the in-flight service has been simplified – the meal and beverage service has been completely adapted and duty-free sales have been temporarily suspended. The newspapers and magazines offer is now fully-digital, accessible in the Air France Play app.

Air France has also reinforced aircraft cleaning procedures, notably with the disinfection of all surfaces in contact with customers such as armrests, tables and screens before each flight. A specific procedure for disinfecting aircraft by spraying an approved virucidal product has also been introduced.

Reopening the skies, flight after flight

Air France is currently operating flights to close to 170 destinations, including over 70 cities in Europe, several international routes worldwide and its entire network in France, including the French Overseas Departments and Corsica. Prior to their trip, Air France invites its customers to check the entry conditions and travel documents required on arrival. To find out more, consult the airfrance.traveldoc.aero website.

Air France continues to invest in electric ramp equipment

Air France made this announcement:

As part of its sustainable development policy, Air France has set itself the aim of halving its CO2 emissions per passenger km by 2030. To achieve this, the airline is doing all it can to reduce its carbon footprint at every stage of its value chain, both on the ground and on board.

For several years, Air France has been committed to using electric ramp equipment, and on 3 September 2020, tested the ramp handling of a Paris-Delhi flight using all-electric engines produced by French start-up CARWATT and TLD, the world leader in the construction of ramp equipment. Some of this equipment is certified by the Solar Impulse Foundation – of which Air France is a partner – for its ecological and economic value. The following equipment was used:

– for the aircraft’s air supply: a Lebrun TLD air conditioner
– for the transfer of baggage from the terminal to the aircraft, a Charlatte tractor
– for baggage loading: a CARWATT conveyor belt
– for cargo loading, a TLD wide-body TLD loader
– Finally, the aircraft was pushed back from its parking stand by a TLD wide-body tug.

Supporting innovation and mobilizing its ecosystem to develop economically and ecologically viable solutions is one of the major priorities of Air France’s sustainable development policy. The airline therefore supports the development of innovative aircraft offering alternatives to the use of fossil fuels. The partnership between Air France and CARWATT, launched in 2017, combines electrification and circular economy, with the transformation of old thermally powered baggage carousels into electric-powered carousels with second-life Li-Ion batteries. TLD, Air France’s supplier and long-time partner, is using the Air France hub at Paris-Charles de Gaulle as a testing ground for the development of its engines. Air France and TLD engineers will soon be testing the self-guided aircraft approach in real-life conditions (equivalent to a “park assist” on cars) for the new electric loaders used to load cargo on board aircraft.

By the end of 2020, close to 60% of the fleet of ramp equipment used by Air France at airports where the airline operates its own equipment (Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly and Air France stations in mainland France) will be electric. This rate will be increased to 90% in 2025, making it possible to save 10,000 tons of CO2 emission every year. By 2030, Air France aims to make its ground operations carbon neutral.

The Paris-Delhi flight on 3 September 2020 was operated by an Air France Airbus A350, a latest-generation aircraft that consumes 25% less fuel than the equivalent aircraft of the previous generation, thanks to the incorporation of lighter materials, composites and titanium. Its noise footprint is also reduced by 40%.

Air France’s sustainable development commitments also cover fleet renewal, eco-piloting, recycling, offsetting CO2 emissions, the use of sustainable aviation fuels and mobilizing research. For more details on the Horizon 2030 plan, click here.

For fifteen consecutive years, the Air France-KLM Group has ranked first in Europe and the world in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), the main international index assessing performance in terms of sustainable development, and regained the top spot in the rankings in 2019.

Air France increases its flight operations out of Paris Orly

Air France made this announcement:

With the reopening of Paris-Orly airport at the end of June, Air France is adapting its network and progressively increasing its flight capacity. As from 31st August, more than 20 destinations in Metropolitan France and the Overseas Departments are being served on departure from the South Parisian airport. Air France welcomes its customers at Paris-Orly Halls 1B and 3 depending on their destination.

To date, Air France is operating services from Paris-Orly to the following destinations –

> Metropolitan France:
Ajaccio, Aurillac, Bastia, Biarritz, Brest, Brive, Calvi, Castres, Figari, Montpellier, Pau, Perpignan, Tarbes-Lourdes, Toulon as well as La Navette flights to Marseille, Nice and Toulouse.

> Overseas Departments:
Cayenne, Fort-de-France, Pointe-à-Pitre and Saint-Denis de La Réunion.

Flight schedule to/from Paris-Orly as from 31st August 2020 available at www.airfrance.fr

Air France has reopened its lounges in line with the strictest hygiene safety standards and welcomes customers* who wish to enjoy the comfort and services provided in these spaces exclusively dedicated to their well-being.

SkyPriority customers can once again take advantage of the exclusive benefits reserved for them throughout their journey at Paris-Orly airport – priority check-in and boarding, priority baggage delivery, privileged access through security checkpoints, etc.

Air France is monitoring the changing global health situation on a daily basis. In line with its “Air France Protect” label’s health and hygiene commitments, company staff remain committed to guaranteeing customers a safe trip.

All Air France staff are pleased to welcome customers back to Paris-Orly airport since its reopening.

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Air France to increase service to the French Caribbean

Air France has issued this statement:

Air France is increasing its service to the French Caribbean. Starting from December 21, 2020 and for the remainder of the winter season, the company will operate flights between Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe) and Fort-de-France (Martinique) and Paris-Charles de Gaulle, in addition to its frequencies on departure from Paris-Orly. In total, up to three flights will be operated daily between Paris and each of the two islands.

Pointe-à-Pitre and Fort-de-France will thus be connected to the two Air France hubs, giving customers connecting opportunities throughout the company’s short, medium and long-haul network.

Flight schedule as from December 21, 2020.

  • To/from Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe): 21 weekly direct flights:
    • 17 weekly direct flights to Paris-Orly
    • 4 weekly direct flights to Paris-Charles de Gaulle on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
  • To/from Fort-de-France (Martinique): 19 weekly direct flights:
    • 16 weekly direct flights to Paris-Orly
    • 3 weekly direct flights to Paris-Charles de Gaulle on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays

Flights will be operated by Boeing 777 equipped with Business, Premium Economy and Economy cabins.

Air France to serve close to 170 destinations in September and October 2020

Air France has made this announcement:

Air France is further reinforcing its flight schedule for summer 2020. Subject to the lifting of travel restrictions, the gradual increase in the number of frequencies and destinations will continue, reaching 50% of the flight schedule initially planned at the end of September and 60% at the end of October.

Air France plans to serve close to 170 destinations at the end of summer 2020, i.e. 85% of its usual network.

On departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport, domestic network activity will reach almost full capacity. The number of medium and long haul routes will continue to increase as will the number of frequencies to the vast majority of destinations.

From Paris-Orly, Air France will operate additional destinations as of the end of August 2020.

Domestic inter-regional routes will also increase.

The flight schedule will be operated by 163 of the 212 aircraft in the Air France fleet.

The flight schedule, the days of operation and the resumption date of the various routes can be consulted by clicking here.  

International borders are opening up slowly. This flight schedule is likely to change and remains subject to obtaining the required government authorization. Air France will take into account the current health & hygiene measures in the countries or destinations served to guarantee its passengers the highest level of health safety.

Updating the flight schedule will result in the cancellation of bookings for flights that are not operated. Commercial measures, which can be consulted online at airfrance.com and at all sales points, will enable the customers concerned to postpone their trip free of charge or to cancel it, by requesting a bonus voucher or a ticket refund.

Flight schedule for September and October 2020 to and from Paris-Charles de Gaulle

Metropolitan France Biarritz, Bordeaux, Brest,  Clermont Ferrand,  Lorient, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Mulhouse, Nantes, Nice, Pau, Rennes, Toulouse
French overseas departments & territories, Caribbean & Indian Ocean Antananarivo, Havana, Mauritius, Papeete, Punta Cana, Santo Domingo, Saint Martin
Europe Aberdeen, Alicante, Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Bari, Belgrade, Bergen, Berlin, Bilbao, Billund, Birmingham, Bologna, Bremen, Bucharest, Budapest, Cagliari, Catania, Copenhagen, Cork, Dublin, Dubrovnik, Dusseldorf, Edinburgh, Erevan, Faro, Florence, Frankfurt, Geneva, Gothenburg, Hamburg, Hanover, Heraklion, Ibiza, Istanbul, Kiev, Krakow, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Madrid, Malaga, Manchester, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Naples, Newcastle, Nuremberg, Olbia, Oslo, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Porto, Prague, Rome, Saint Petersburg, Seville, Sofia,  Stockholm, Stuttgart, Tbilisi, Tel Aviv, Turin, Valencia, Venice, Vienna, Warsaw, Zagreb, Zurich
Middle East Beirut, Dubai, Cairo
Africa Abidjan, Abuja, Accra, Algiers, Bamako, Bangui, Brazzaville, Casablanca, Conakry, Cotonou, Dakar, Djibouti, Douala, Freetown, Johannesburg, Kinshasa, Lagos, Libreville, Lomé, Luanda, Malabo, Marrakech, Nairobi, Niamey,  N’Djamena, Nouakchott, Ouagadougou, Oran, Pointe-Noire, Rabat, Tunis, Yaoundé
North America Atlanta, Boston, Cancun, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Houston, Mexico, Miami, Montreal, New York, San Francisco, Toronto, Washington
South America Bogota, Buenos Aires, Fortaleza, Lima, Panama City, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, San Jose, Sao Paulo
Asia Bangalore, Bangkok, Bombay (Mumbai), Delhi, Hong Kong, Osaka, Seoul,

Singapore, Tokyo, Shanghai, Ho Chi Min City

 

Flight schedule for September and October 2020 to and from Paris-Orly

Metropolitan France and Corsica Ajaccio, Bastia, Biarritz, Brest, Calvi, Figari, Marseille, Montpellier, Nice, Pau, Perpignan, Toulon, Toulouse
North America New York
French overseas departments & territories, Caribbean & Indian Ocean Cayenne, Fort-de-France, Pointe-à-Pitre, Saint-Denis de la Réunion

The flight schedule operated under a Public Service Delegation contract between Paris and Aurillac, Brive, Castres and Lourdes and between Strasbourg and Amsterdam will be updated at a later date.

Before travelling, Air France recommends its customers contact the relevant authorities to check the entry and travel requirements for their destination and transit countries, which may have changed due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

Air France reminds customers that surgical masks must be worn on all its flights. Body temperature checks are carried out on departure of certain Air France flights to international destinations. Daily aircraft cleaning operations have been stepped up and a specific procedure for the regular disinfection of cabins with an approved virucidal spray has been introduced. For more details about the health & hygiene measures implemented by Air France, both on the ground and on board, click here.

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Air France to cut 6,560 jobs by the end of 2022

Air France made this announcement:

Air France and HOP! on July 3 presented the staff representatives with their strategic orientations and the prospects for adapting the workforce following the COVID-19 crisis which has hit the Group hard.

For three months, Air France’s activity and revenue fell by 95%, and at the height of the crisis, the airline was losing 15 million euros per day. Recovery looks set to be very slow due to the uncertainties regarding the health situation, the lifting of travel restrictions and changing commercial demand. In this way, even on the basis of ambitious recovery assumptions, Air France predicts that it will not see the same level of activity as in 2019 before 2024.

The support of the French State, in the form of guaranteed loans amounting to 7 billion euros, will enable the Group to withstand the crisis in the short term and is accompanied by strong commitments to ensure its sustainability. Air France must accelerate its transformation to regain its competitiveness and strengthen its leading position in terms of sustainable transition.

In the context of such a lasting decline in activity, the Air France Group must act with lucidity and responsibility. Its transformation is mainly based on changing its domestic business model, reorganizing its support functions and continuing to reduce its external and internal costs.

For Air France, predictions of staff requirements show a reduction of 6,560 jobs by the end of 2022 out of a current total of 41,000. The many natural departures expected over this period (more than 3,500) will make it possible to compensate more than half of these job reductions thanks to a favourable age pyramid.

 

For HOP! the resizing of activity and the restructuring of the company linked in particular to the simplification of the fleet will lead to a reduction of 1,020 jobs over the next three years out of the current 2,420. Taking into account the estimated number of natural departures, the overstaffing figure remains at around 820 at the end of 2022.

Air France and HOP! are working together with the unions to implement plans that give priority to voluntary departures, early retirement arrangements and professional and geographical mobility. Solidarity within the Air France Group will also be implemented with proposals for internal job offers to all employees whose position will no longer exist and who do not wish to be included in the departure plan.

Air France and HOP! will conduct these processes in a spirit of dialogue, and with responsibility and transparency around the challenges of rebuilding the Air France Group.

This reconstruction plan will be presented at the end of July, together with the plan for the Air France-KLM Group.

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Air France bids farewell to the last Air France A380 flight

Air France Airbus A380-861 F-HPJH (msn 099) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 946095.

Air France today operated a special local flight in France for invited guests from Paris (CDG) of the Airbus A380. Although not a revenue flight, the airline is touting the special flight as a final salute and flight of the AF Airbus A380:

72 meters long, 24 meters high and with a wingspan of 79 meters, the A380 bids its final farewell, 11 years after its first flight sporting the Air France colors.

Friday, June 26, 2020, 11 years after its flight flight sporting the Air France colors, the A380 bids a final farewell during its last flight from Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. Bye-bye big bird!

Note: The special flight departed and arrived back at CDG Airport after a trip to the south of France. It was operated with the pictured F-HPJH.

Top Copyright Photo: Air France Airbus A380-861 F-HPJH (msn 099) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 946095.

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For the record, the actual last regular A380 revenue flight was flight AF995 between Johannesburg and Paris (CDG) on March 24, 2020 with F-HPJF.

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Air France to serve close to 150 destinations this summer (80% of normal)

Air France has made this announcement:

As air traffic picks up, Air France is gradually reinforcing its flight schedule for summer 2020.

By the end of June, the flight schedule will represent 20% of the capacity usually deployed over this period. Subject to the lifting of travel restrictions, the gradual increase in the number of frequencies and destinations will continue, reaching 35% of the flight schedule initially planned in July and 40% in August.

Air France plans to serve close to 150 destinations, i.e. 80% of its usual network, with priority given to strengthening its domestic network. Several routes will resume between Paris and the French regions, as well as inter-regional routes, particularly to and from Corsica. The number of services will also be increased to the French overseas departments and territories, as well as to Europe, mainly to Spain, Greece, Italy and Portugal.

Long-haul services will gradually resume on a large part of the network, both for passenger and cargo transport, which is particularly buoyant.

The flight schedule will be operated by 106 of the 224 aircraft in the Air France fleet.

We can see that people need to travel again and will gradually be resuming services to 150 destinations in France, Europe and the rest of the world this summer. After this difficult period, we are delighted to be welcoming our customers back on board, so that they can travel this summer and be reunited with their loved ones. All Air France staff, both on the ground and on board, are committed to guaranteeing our passengers the highest levels of health & safety, said Air France CEO Anne Rigail.

 

Flight schedule for July and August 2020 to and from Paris-Charles de Gaulle

Metropolitan France Ajaccio, Bastia, Biarritz, Bordeaux, Brest, Calvi, Clermont Ferrand, Figari, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice, Pau, Perpignan, Rennes, Toulon, Toulouse
French overseas departments & territories, Caribbean & Indian Ocean Antananarivo, Cayenne, Fort de France, Havana, Mauritius, Papeete, Pointe à Pitre, Saint-Denis de La Réunion, Santo Domingo, Saint Martin
Europe Alicante, Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Bari, Belgrade, Bergen, Berlin, Bilbao, Billund, Birmingham, Bologna, Bucharest, Budapest, Cagliari, Catania, Copenhagen, Cork, Dublin, Dubrovnik, Dusseldorf, Edinburgh, Faro, Florence, Frankfurt, Geneva, Gothenburg, Hamburg, Hanover, Heraklion, Ibiza, Krakow, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Madrid, Malaga, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Mykonos, Naples, Newcastle, Nuremberg, Olbia, Oslo, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Porto, Prague, Rome, Santorini, Seville, Sofia, Split, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Tbilisi, Tel Aviv, Thessaloniki, Turin, Valencia, Venice, Vienna, Warsaw, Zagreb, Zurich
Middle East Beirut, Dubai, Cairo
Africa Conakry, Cotonou, Djerba, Douala, Nouakchott, Tunis, Yaoundé

+ other destinations subject to obtaining the required government authorization.

North America Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico, Montreal, New York, San Francisco, Toronto
South America Panama City, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Sao Paulo
Asia Bangalore, Bangkok, Bombay (Mumbai), Delhi, Hong Kong, Osaka, Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo

 

Flight schedule for July and August 2020 to and from Paris-Orly

Metropolitan France Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi, Figari

 

The flight schedule from the French regions, the days of operation and the resumption date of the various routes can be consulted online at airfrance.com.

This flight schedule is subject to change and remains subject to obtaining the required government authorization. It will take into account the current health & hygiene measures in the various countries or destinations served.

Updating the flight schedule will result in the cancellation of bookings for flights that are not operated. Commercial measures, which can be consulted online at airfrance.com and at all sales points, will enable the customers concerned to postpone their trip free of charge or to cancel it, by requesting a bonus voucher or a ticket refund.

Before travelling, Air France recommends its customers contact the relevant authorities to check the entry and travel requirements for their destination and transit countries, which may have changed due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

Air France reminds customers that surgical masks must be worn on all its flights and that temperature checks are carried out prior to boarding. Daily aircraft cleaning operations have been stepped up and a specific procedure for the regular disinfection of cabins with an approved virucidal spray has been introduced.

Air France to serve close to 150 destinations this summer

Air France has made this announcement:

As air traffic picks up, Air France is gradually reinforcing its flight schedule for summer 2020.

By the end of June, the flight schedule will represent 20% of the capacity usually deployed over this period. Subject to the lifting of travel restrictions, the gradual increase in the number of frequencies and destinations will continue, reaching 35% of the flight schedule initially planned in July and 40% in August.

Air France plans to serve close to 150 destinations, i.e. 80% of its usual network, with priority given to strengthening its domestic network. Several routes will resume between Paris and the French regions, as well as inter-regional routes, particularly to and from Corsica. The number of services will also be increased to the French overseas departments and territories, as well as to Europe, mainly to Spain, Greece, Italy and Portugal.

Long-haul services will gradually resume on a large part of the network, both for passenger and cargo transport, which is particularly buoyant.

The flight schedule will be operated by 106 of the 224 aircraft in the Air France fleet.

“We can see that people need to travel again and will gradually be resuming services to 150 destinations in France, Europe and the rest of the world this summer. After this difficult period, we are delighted to be welcoming our customers back on board, so that they can travel this summer and be reunited with their loved ones. All Air France staff, both on the ground and on board, are committed to guaranteeing our passengers the highest levels of health & safety“, said Air France CEO Anne Rigail.

 

Flight schedule for July and August 2020 to and from Paris-Charles de Gaulle

Metropolitan France Ajaccio, Bastia, Biarritz, Bordeaux, Brest, Calvi, Clermont Ferrand, Figari, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice, Pau, Perpignan, Rennes, Toulon, Toulouse
French overseas departments & territories, Caribbean & Indian Ocean Antananarivo, Cayenne, Fort de France, Havana, Mauritius, Papeete, Pointe à Pitre, Saint-Denis de La Réunion, Santo Domingo, Saint Martin
Europe Alicante, Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Bari, Bergen, Berlin, Bilbao, Billund, Birmingham, Bologna, Bucharest, Budapest, Cagliari, Catania, Copenhagen, Cork, Dublin, Dubrovnik, Dusseldorf, Edinburgh, Faro, Florence, Frankfurt, Geneva, Gothenburg, Hamburg, Hanover, Heraklion, Ibiza, Krakow, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Mykonos, Naples, Newcastle, Nuremberg, Olbia, Oslo, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Porto, Prague, Rome, Santorini, Seville, Split, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Tbilisi, Thessaloniki, Turin, Venice, Vienna, Warsaw, Wroclaw, Yerevan, Zagreb, Zurich
Middle East Beirut, Dubai, Cairo
Africa Conakry, Cotonou, Douala, Nouakchott, Tunis, Yaoundé

 

+ other destinations subject to obtaining the required government authorization.

North America Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico, Montreal, New York, San Francisco, Toronto
South America Panama City, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Sao Paulo
Asia Bangalore, Bangkok, Bombay (Mumbai), Delhi, Hong Kong, Osaka, Seoul,

Singapore, Tokyo

 

Flight schedule for July and August 2020 to and from Paris-Orly

Metropolitan France Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi, Figari

 

The flight schedule from the French regions, the days of operation and the resumption date of the various routes can be consulted online at airfrance.com.

This flight schedule is subject to change and remains subject to obtaining the required government authorization. It will take into account the current health & hygiene measures in the various countries or destinations served.

Updating the flight schedule will result in the cancellation of bookings for flights that are not operated. Commercial measures, which can be consulted online at airfrance.com and at all sales points, will enable the customers concerned to postpone their trip free of charge or to cancel it, by requesting a bonus voucher or a ticket refund.

Before travelling, Air France recommends its customers contact the relevant authorities to check the entry and travel requirements for their destination and transit countries, which may have changed due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

Air France reminds customers that surgical masks must be worn on all its flights and that temperature checks are carried out prior to boarding. Daily aircraft cleaning operations have been stepped up and a specific procedure for the regular disinfection of cabins with an approved virucidal spray has been introduced.

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Air France retires its Airbus A380 fleet

Type Retired: March 24, 2020 (flight AF995 JNB-CDG with F-HPJF)

Air France today made this announcement concerning its nine stored Airbus A380-800s:

In the context of the current COVID-19 crisis and its impact on anticipated activity levels, the Air France-KLM Group announces on May 20, 2020 the definitive end of Air France Airbus A380 operations.

Initially scheduled by the end of 2022, the phase-out of Airbus A380 fleet fits in the Air France-KLM Group fleet simplification strategy of making the fleet more competitive, by continuing its transformation with more modern, high-performance aircraft with a significantly reduced environmental footprint.

Five of the Airbus A380 aircraft in the current fleet are owned by Air France or on finance lease, while four are on operating lease. The global impact of the Airbus A380 phase-out write down is estimated at 500 million euros and will be booked in the second quarter of 2020 as a non-current cost/expenses.

Airbus A380 will be replaced by new generation aircraft, including Airbus A350 and Boeing 787, whose deliveries are ongoing.

Note for the record: The pictured F-HPJF (top) operated the last revenue flight (AF995 JNB-CDG) on March 24, 2020. The fleet has been in storage since then.

Top Copyright Photo: Air France Airbus A380-861 F-HPJF (msn 064) YUL (Ken Petersen). Image: 908293.

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