Stylized as AIRFRANCE, is the French flag carrierheadquartered in Tremblay-en-France. It is a subsidiary of the Air France–KLM Group and a founding member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. As of 2013 Air France serves 36 destinations in France and operates worldwide scheduled passenger and cargo services to 168 destinations in 93 countries (including overseas departments and territories of France) and also carried 46,803,000 passengers in 2015. The airline’s global hub is at Charles de Gaulle Airport with Orly Airport. Air France’s corporate headquarters, previously in Montparnasse, Paris, are located on the grounds of 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). During the Cold War, from 1950 until 1990, it was one of the three main Allied scheduled airlines operating in Germany at West Berlin‘s Tempelhof and Tegel airports. In 1990, it acquired the operations of French domestic carrier Air Inter and international rival UTA – Union de Transports Aériens. It 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.
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How many baggage items can you transport on board? What is the difference between hand baggage and checked baggage? What happens if you have excess baggage? What about size limits, prohibited items and sports equipment? Use this section to find all the information you need to prepare your baggage.
HOW MANY BAGGAGE ITEMS?
SIZE AND WEIGHT LIMITS FOR HAND BAGGAGE
SIZE LIMIT FOR HAND BAGGAGE
Your hand baggage must not exceed the following dimensions: 55 x 35 x 25 cm / 21.7 x 13.8 x 9.9 in (including pockets, wheels and handles).
Not sure if your baggage is the right size? A bag check basket is available for you to use at the airport, in the check-in, baggage drop-off and boarding areas. Our staff will check the size of your hand baggage prior to boarding. Any non-compliant baggage item must be checked in and transported in the hold. A fee may apply.
WEIGHT LIMIT OF YOUR HAND BAGGAGE
Your travel cabin is shown on your ticket.
Our calculator indicates the exact weight permitted for your trip.
ACCESSORIES ACCEPTED IN THE CABIN
In addition to your hand baggage, you can bring 1 personal accessory which should not exceed the following dimensions: 40 x 30 x 15 cm / 16 x 12 x 6 in.
You can choose to bring one of the following:
- 1 handbag
- Or 1 briefcase
- Or 1 small bag for a notebook computer, camera or any other electronic device
Your accessory must fit easily under the seat in front of you, unless you are seated in an emergency exit row. In this case, you must stow your accessory in an overhead storage bin.
You may bring the following items with you in the cabin and they do not count as your hand baggage or accessory:
- Jacket, coat or other clothes you are wearing
- Duty-free items purchased on your flight or at the airport
- Special baggage such as collapsible strollers, car seats, diaper bags, medical material (wheelchair, crutches, etc.), animal transport bag
Please note: a garment bag is considered as a standard hand baggage item, not as an accessory.
LIQUID GOODS PERMITTED IN THE CABIN
You can transport liquid goods in your hand baggage, as long as you respect the following conditions:
- Containers must be placed in a clear, sealed plastic bag
- Each container in the bag must not exceed 100 ml / 3.4 fl. oz.
- The volume of the bag must not exceed 1 liter / 34.8 fl. oz.
- The dimensions of the bag must not exceed 20 x 20 cm / 7.8 x 7.8 in
Please note: each passenger may bring one clear plastic bag.
Certain liquids are accepted with no restrictions (baby food, medicine, etc.). Please see the Prohibited and regulated goodspage.
ARE YOU TRAVELING WITH AN INFANT?
WHERE SHOULD I STOW MY HAND BAGGAGE?
These rules may be different from the Air France baggage rules. We recommend that you respect the most restrictive rules for the entirety of your trip.