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AIR FRANCE Air France (formally Société Air France, S.A. ), 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. It is a subsidiary of the Air France-KLM Group and a founding member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. As of 2011 Air France serves 35 destinations in France and operates worldwide scheduled passenger and cargo services to 156 destinations in 91 countries and also carried 59,513,000 passengers in 2011. The airline's global hub is at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, with Paris Orly Airport, Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport, Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport, Marseille Provence Airport, Toulouse Blagnac Airport, and Nice Côte d'Azur Airport serving as secondary hubs. Air France's corporate headquarters, previously in Montparnasse, Paris, are located on the grounds of Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, north of Paris. Air France was formed on 7 October 1933 from a merger of Air Orient, Air Union, Compagnie Générale Aéropostale, Compagnie Internationale de Navigation Aérienne (CIDNA), and Société Générale de Transport Aérien (SGTA). In 1990, the airline acquired the operations of French domestic carrier Air Inter and international rival UTA – Union des Transports Aériens. Air France served as France's primary national flag carrier for seven decades prior to its 2003 merger with KLM. Between April 2001 and March 2002, the airline carried 43.3 million passengers and had a total revenue of €12.53bn. In November 2004, Air France ranked as the largest European airline with 25.5% total market share, and was the largest airline in the world in terms of operating revenue. The main advantage of Air France is their hub at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport because of the ample room for expansion, which Frankfurt Airport and Schipol Airport do not have because they are both at full capacity. Furthermore, runways are too short or situated too close together; Heathrow, Frankfurt and Schipol all have this problem. Air France operates a mixed fleet of Airbus and Boeing widebodied jets on long-haul routes, and uses Airbus A320 family aircraft on short-haul routes. Air France introduced the A380 on 20 November 2009 with service to New York's JFK Airport from Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport. The carrier's regional airline subsidiary, Régional, operates the majority of its regional domestic and European scheduled services with a fleet of regional jet and turboprop aircraft. Read more →

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Air France Details

Carrier Code AF
ICAO AFR
Alliance
Website Air France
Callsignn AIRFRANS
Hubs *Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport *Paris-Orly Airport *Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport *Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport *Marseille Provence Airport *Nice Côte d'Azur Airport *Toulouse-Blagnac Airport
Destinations 261
Founded 7
Airline Air France Société Air France, S.A.
Partner KLM
Parent Air_France-KLM
Logo Air France Logo.svg
Headquarters Paris-Charles_de_Gaulle_Airport Roissypôle Tremblay-en-France, France
Lounge * Première Lounge * Departures Lounge * Arrivals Lounge * Salon Air France * SkyTeam Lounge * Air France Lounge
Alliance SkyTeam
Company slogan "Making the sky the best place on Earth"
Logo size 235
Subsidiaries *Brit Air *CityJet *Régional *Transavia.com France
Key people * Alexandre de Juniac * Philippe Calavia
Frequent flyer Flying_Blue
Fleet size 253
Headquarter Tremblay-en-France Paris-Charles_de_Gaulle_Airport
Hub airport Nice_C%C3%B4te_d'Azur_Airport Lyon-Saint_Exup%C3%A9ry_Airport Paris-Orly_Airport Paris-Charles_de_Gaulle_Airport Toulouse-Blagnac_Airport Marseille_Provence_Airport Bordeaux%E2%80%93M%C3%A9rignac_Airport
Parent company Air_France-KLM
Formation date 1933-10-07

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