Cheap flights on Air France
Founded in 1933 through the merger of Air Orient, Compagnie Générale Aéropostale, Société Générale de Transport Aérien (SGTA), Air Union and CIDNA (Compagnie Internationale de Navigation). Air France (also known as Compagnie Nationale Air France) coverred extensive routes through out Europe, but also to French colonies in northern Africa and others. During World War II, Air France moved its operations to Casablanca, Morocco. While in Morocco the airline was featured prominently in the film Casablanca. Today Air France has grown to transport over 43 million passengers a year, employing over 71,000 people and become the owner of Dutch airline KLM resulting in the creation of Air France-KLM and the largest airline company in the world in terms of operating revenue.
Air France provides scheduled services to Angola, Luanda, Benin, Cotonou, Ouagadougou, Douala, Yaoundé, Bangui, N'Djamena, Kinshasa, Côte d'Ivoire, Abidjan, Djibouti, Cairo, Malabo, Gabon, Libreville, Conakry, Antananarivo, Mali, Bamako, Mauritania, Nouakchott, Mauritius, Mahebourg, Casablanca, Marrakech, Rabat, Niamey, Lagos, Port Harcourt, Brazzaville, Pointe-Noire, Réunion, Saint-Denis, Dakar, Johannesburg, Togo, Lomé, Tunis, Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Narita, Osaka, Seoul, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Jakarta, Manila, Singapore, Bangkok, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Tehran, Tel Aviv, Amman, Kuwait, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Damascus, Dubai, Vienna, Brussels, Sofia, Zagreb, Prague, Copenhagen, Billund, Tallinn and Helsinki. French destinations include Ajaccio, Angers, Annecy, Avignon, Bastia, Biarritz, Bordeaux, Brest, Caen, Calvi, Clermont-Ferrand, Figari, Lannion, Le Havre, Le Mans, Lille, Limoges, Lourdes, Lyon, Marseille, Metz, Montpellier, Mulhouse, Nantes, Nice, Paris, Pau, Perpignan, Poitiers, Quimper, Rennes, Rodez, Rouen, Strasbourg, Toulon, Toulouse and Tours. Other international destinations include Berlin, Bremen, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Nuremberg, Stuttgart, Athens, Budapest, Bologna, Florence, Genoa, Milan, Naples, Pisa, Rimini, Rome, Turin, Venice, Verona, Luxembourg, Oslo, Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Rotterdam, Warsaw, Lisbon, Porto, Bucharest, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Belgrade, Ljubljana, Alicante, Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid, Málaga, Oviedo, Palma de Mallorca, Seville, Valencia, Valladolid, Vigo, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Basel/Mulhouse, Bern, Geneva, Zürich, Istanbul, Kiev, London, Aberdeen, Bristol, Edinburgh, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Southampton, Tashkent, Ottawa, Toronto, Quebec, Montréal, Mexico City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, Boston, Detroit, New York City, Newark, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Houston, Washington D.C., Havana, Santo Domingo, Punta Cana, Pointe-à-Pitre, Saint Martin, Haiti, Port-au-Prince, Martinique, Fort-de-France, Papeete, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Santiago, Bogotá, Cayenne and Caracas
Air France is a founding member of the SkyTeam airline alliance. SkyTeam began on 22 June 2000 by Aeromexico, Air France, Delta Air Lines and Korean Air. Since then other airlines such as CSA Czech Airlines, Alitalia, Continental, KLM and Northwest have also joined the alliance with more on their way to becoming members. There are also affiliated airlines such as Air Europa, Copa Airlines, Kenya Airways and Tarom. Aeroflot and China Southern Airlines have both signed an MOU taking the first step towards membership. In total there are 2,069 aircraft belonging to SkyTeam. Member airlines operate 15,207 daily flights to 684 destinations in 133 countries. By joining Flying Blue you can earn miles/points no matter which Sky Team Alliance airline you fly with. You can also redeem your points/miles on any Sky Team Alliance airline.
Flying Blue is the frequent flyer programme of Air France. It is free to join, and rich in rewards. There are 4 different levels from the highest being Platinum followed by Gold and Silver. All new members are given an Ivory membership card with a welcome bonus of 3000 miles for any flight within 6 months of joining Flying Blue. By joining Flying Blue members have access to over 18,000 flights, 900 destinations and 100 partners worldwide making it easier to accumulate points. On top of Award tickets on Air France, KLM, SkyTeam or other airline partners, accrued miles can be spent on hotel stays, car rentals and a number of other services like upgrades, extra baggage allowance or non airlines awards like driving a Ferrari around a race track or learning the secrets of gourmet cooking with a cordon-bleu chef. Alternatively there is also the option to donate the points to a variety of different charity organisations.
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