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Air France

Air France

Air France is the flag carrier airline of France. Air France was founded in 1933 and is the largest airline in France. Important hubs for Air France are Paris - Charles de Gaulle (main hub) , Paris Orly Airport, Lyon and Nice. Air France operates worldwide scheduled passenger services to more than 272 destinations.

In 2004 Air France merged with KLM. Both Air France and KLM continue to fly under their distinct brand names. Air France-KLM is part of the SkyTeam alliance. Air France operates a mixed fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft.

Cabin
Air France offers 4 classes of service.
La Premičre is Air France's long-haul first class, available on the Airbus A380 along with four-class Boeing 777-300ER and 777-200ER aircraft.
Affaires is Air France's long-haul business class, available on Airbus A330, Airbus A340, Airbus A380, Boeing 747–400, Boeing 777-200ER, and Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Features are lie-flat seats, 10.4 inch touchscreen TV monitor with interactive gaming and AVOD, personal telephone, and laptop power ports.
Premium Voyageur and Alizé are Air France's premium economy class for long haul flights. Alizé for flights to the Caribbean and Indian Ocean on the Boeing 777-300ER.
Voyageur is Air France's economy class.

Our rating:
Advantages of Air France are the diversity and quantity of destinations and direct flights to destinations in the Caribbean, Africa and the Pacific. The fleet is very well maintained although recent incidents with the Airbus A330 are worrying. It is also possible to select a seat and check in online.
Disadvantages of Air France are the seat pitch in economy class on long distances. Not too much legroom although direct European competitors offer more or less the same seat pitch.

Air France is a good but average airline. No extraordinary performance but a decent airline with good service. The cooperation with KLM offers advantages in supply of combinations of flights and destinations. Unfortunately, Air France has been hit by strikes many times. Strikes are very common at Air France and French Air Traffic Control.

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