Air France

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A subsidiary of Air France-KLM is Air France, before the take-over of KLM, Aer France was the national airline of France employing 71,654 people. Today Aer France is headquartered at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport near Paris. According to a survey it is stated that they have transported 43.3 million passengers and earned 12.53 billion Euro between April 2001 and March 2002. Air France’s subsidiary, Regional, operates regional jet and turboprop flights within Europe. Air France-KLM is the largest airline company in the world in terms of operating revenues, and the third-largest in the world (largest in Europe) in terms of passengers-kilometers.

Air France-KLM is part of the SkyTeam Alliance with Delta Air Lines, Aeromexico, Korean Air, CSA Czech Airlines, Alitalia, Northwest Airlines, and Continental Airlines. Both Air France and KLM continue to fly under their distinct brand names, but this may change in the future.

Key figures of Air France :

  • The Air France fleet stood at 376 aircraft as of 30 September 2005
  • Over 1,800 daily flights
  • 200 destinations in 88 countries
  • Founder member airline of the SkyTeam Alliance

Strong features of Air France

Air France strategy has been implemented for several years which has made it into a profitable as well as growth based airline with large assets few of which are

  • A well maintained cost control strategy.
  • The Paris-CDG hub, providing the link between the medium-haul and long-haul networks of AIR FRANCE and its partners;
  • Network offering a natural cover in the event of crisis.
  • well integrated and growing worldwide alliance.
  • Different products offered keeping the customers in mind.

Rationalization & flexibility of fleet has played a primordial role n the profitable growth of the Group. With this effective strategy, today Air France Airlines has registered positive results despite the crisis in the airline industry. In addition to it, this strategy has enabled AIR FRANCE to take a leading role in the sector’s consolidation through its merge with KLM. Quality is the most important part of Air France strategy because everyone in the team is striving to improve products and services provided for customers.

Current flight :
The Air France fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of January 7th, 2006):

  • Airbus A318-100
  • Airbus A319-100
  • Airbus A320-100
  • Airbus A320-200
  • Airbus A321-100
  • Airbus A321-200
  • Airbus A330-200
  • Airbus A340-300
  • Boeing 737-500
  • Boeing 747-200
  • Boeing 747-300
  • Boeing 747-400
  • Boeing 747-200F
  • Boeing 747-400ERF
  • Boeing 777-200
  • Boeing 777-300

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