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SkyTeam launches Mileage Upgrade program

SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has announced the launch of the SkyTeam Mileage Upgrades program. SkyTeam Frequent Flyers on international flight itineraries can now use their miles to upgrade to Business class on most SkyTeam member airlines.

Air France opens its own “private” wine cellar

On Monday 24 November 2008, Air France launched a new online service enabling customers living in France to purchase a selection of wines from its renowned collection. Wine served on board Air France flights, chosen by Olivier Poussier, Air France’s wine advisor and world’s best sommelier in 2000, are among the best from France’s various wine-growing regions.

New Air France hangar in Paris welcomes first Airbus A380

On Saturday 22 November 2008, the new H6 hangar at Paris-Charles de Gaulle welcomed the first Airbus A380 from Toulouse. This new hangar has been specifically designed for maintenance of Airbus A380 aircraft in the Air France fleet.

Air France introduces Seat Plus

Air France customers travelling in economy class on long-haul flights can now reserve seats that offer more legroom thanks to their specific position in the cabin*. These seats may be reserved only when checking in online, from 30 hours before the scheduled flight departure and up to the latest check-in time, on payment of a 50 euro supplement.

Air France and KLM launch online social network for air travellers

From November 7, Air France and KLM have jointly launched, the first social network website for all air travellers. Signing up with will enable travellers to share their top tips for hotels, restaurants and shopping anywhere in the world.

Air France and Air Mauritius strengthen their partnership

Manoj R K Ujoodha,G.O.S.K., Chairman of Air Mauritius and Jean-Cyril Spinetta, Chairman and CEO of Air France, have signed a new agreement in Port-Louis for an initial five-year period aimed at strengthening the partnership between the two airlines.

Air France and KLM decrease their fuel surcharge

Taking into account fuel price decreases, Air France and KLM are decreasing their fuel surcharge by 2 euros on domestic flights, 3 euros on medium haul flights and 15 euros on long haul flights and very long haul flights.

New Air France services for young passengers travelling alone

Starting on 8 October 2008, it will be possible to book flights for children under 12 years of age travelling alone, on Air France is the first airline to offer the possibility of online reservations for these passengers on all its flights and on those of its franchised airlines.

Air France commits to biofuels

On 25 September 2008, Air France KLM signed a charter on biofuels with eight other airline majors including KLM, the aircraft manufacturer Boeing and Universal Oil Products (UOP), a specialist in the development of biofuel technology.

Air France awarded for innovative in-flight entertainment

The World Airline Entertainment Association (WAEA) has just awarded Air France the prize for the best single achievement in 2008 in Los Angeles. This prestigious prize recompenses the performance achieved by Air France in terms of inflight entertainment over the last 12 months.

Air France selects Panasonic Avionics for new aircraft

Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic), the world leader in state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment (IFE) and communication systems, today announced an agreement with Air France - KLM, the largest airline consortium, in terms of operating revenue, in the world.

Air France reduces fuel surcharge

As the price of fuel has dropped over a significant period, Air France has withdrawn its recent fuel surcharge in accordance with its previously stated commitments.

Air France KLM named ‘super sector leader’ by Dow Jones

Air France KLM has been named ‘Super Sector Leader’ for sustainability, in the wider travel and leisure sector for 2008, and for the fourth year running leader in its sector by both Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes - DJSI World and DJSI STOXX.

Terminal 2G - Linking France to the World

Pierre Graff, Chairman and CEO of Aéroports de Paris and Jean-Cyril Spinetta, Chairman and CEO of Air France-KLM today inaugurated the new terminal 2G at Paris-Charles de Gaulle, in the presence of Christine Lagarde, Minister for the Economy, Industry and Employment.

Air France - Official carrier of Pope Benedict XVI

On 13 and 15 September 2008, Air France will be transporting Pope Benedict XVI to Lourdes and will also be flying him home to Rome. Following on from Jean-Paul II, Benedict XVI is the second Pope Air France has had the honour of welcoming aboard its aircraft.