One of the giants of air traveling industry, Air France-KLM is well known by air travelers because of one of the largest air carriers in Europe and perhaps in the world. It has a great number of its regular customers. But if you have never flown with original Air France, perhaps you could be interested in short information about where a sub-division of Air France KLM starts from, and what it is like now.
Created in 1933, Air France has its own moments of glory. It was one of few airlines who took part in developing aircrafts for itself. It also was one of the founders of Societe Internationale de Telecommunications Aeronautiques in 1949. In 1976 world-known Concorde supersonic airliner based service was launched - Air France was one of the only two Concorde operators. In 2004 Air France merged with KLM Airlines, the Netherlands national air carrier, with creating new brand name in air traveling industry - Air France-KLM.
The history of Air France fleet is also bright and colorful. Being one of the largest European air carriers (especially after taking over KLM Airlines in 2004) it used plenty of airplane models, such as Farman 2200, Lockheed Constellation, Sud Aviation Caravelle and famous supersonic Aerospatiale-BAC Concorde. All these planes are just retired because of many circumstances. Today Air France runs different modifications of Airbus and Boeing airplanes, such as A300s, A318, A320, A330 and A340s for Airbus and 737s, 747s and 777s for Boeing. There is information about Air France, that the airline also has ordered several Boeing 787 and Airbus A380 planes.
You can travel to a wide variety of places all over the world with Air France. It can offer you a great choice of European landings, including airports in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, United Kingdom and many other countries.
In Africa you can travel in Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Gabon, Mauritius, Morocco and South Africa or try to repeat the animal journey to Madagascar from recent animation movie. Or if you prefer the inspiration of the East to logic of the West, you can visit China, Japan, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Iran, Kuwait, Qatar, Syria and United Arab Emirates.
American airports, served by Air France, are in New York, Illinois, Florida, Virginia, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, Texas, Houston, Ohio and Pennsylvania. In North American continent also Canadian destinations are available to Toronto and Montreal and Mexican landing in Mexico City. Air France also organizes flights to Caribbean, South American countries and French Polynesia.
Service provided by Air France crew is also very pleasant. Friendly and smiling crew will meet you in the aircraft. Nice meals and beverages (with special "bar" to take them from), snacks, entertainment system with latest movies and video games will help you to enjoy your flight with Air France.
Air France, as a part of Air France-KLM is also a member of SkyTeam Alliance, which means a great comfort offered for those passengers who already have collected SkyTeam miles - with Air France or not. But without any doubt, Air France today is a great airline with long history, rich tradition and reliable service, worth to be tried.