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Air France to operate new special flights connecting Los Angeles to the French Riviera for the Cannes Film Festival and Monaco F1 Grand Prix

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Flights will be operated by Airbus A350 equipped with the airline’s latest cabins.

Air France will operate two special flights on May 13 and 27, 2024, offering a direct service between Los Angeles (USA) and the city of Nice (France). These flights will support the high demand from US West Coast customers who want to enjoy the French Riviera and its famous Cannes International Film Festival, of which Air France is an official partner, as well as the Monaco F1 Grand Prix.

Air France connects Hollywood to the Cannes Film Festival

Flights will be operated by Airbus A350 equipped with the airline’s latest cabins. In Business class, a new sliding door allows passengers to create a totally enclosed space, out of sight from the other passengers in the cabin. Each seat converts into a full-flat bed almost 2 metres long, ensuring optimal comfort. In Premium Economy, the latest recliner-type seat has a wide 48-cm seat pan and reclines to 121°. In Economy, the seat is fitted with ergonomic seat foam, has a 119° recline and 79cm of legroom. Each cabin offers an in-flight Wi-Fi connection and wide High-Definition individual touch screens.

Flight schedules (local time)

  • May 13, 2024 – AF041 – Leaves Los Angeles at 13:15, arriving in Nice at 9:35 the following day.
  • May 27, 2024 – AF040 — Leaves Nice at 13:55, arriving in Los Angeles at 17:05 the same day.

Air France will also operate four special flights between New York JFK and Nice for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, taking place between June 17 and 21, 2024. These flights will also be operated by an Airbus A350 with the company’s new cabins, with departures from New York on June 15 and 16, 2024, and return flights from Nice on June 20 and 21, 2024.

The Airbus A350 is the jewel in Air France’s long-haul fleet. With CO2 emissions reduced by 25% compared with previous-generation aircraft, it is a powerful way of reducing the airline’s environmental footprint. Its noise footprint is also reduced by 40%.

Air France continues to bolster its service to the United States

During the 2024 summer season, Air France is increasing its service to the United States. After announcing the resumption of flights to Minneapolis (Minnesota) from May 13, 2024 and the extension of service to Raleigh-Durham (North Carolina) during the summer, the airline has just announced a new destination, Phoenix (Arizona), which it will inaugurate on May 23, 2024. Air France will then offer 17 destinations in the United States: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York-JFK, New York-Newark, Phoenix, Raleigh-Durham, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington-DC.

Air France loves cinema

For the 44th year running, Air France is a partner of the Cannes Film Festival, whose 77th edition is taking place from May 14-25, 2024. The company is thus celebrating the biggest movie fest in the world and showcasing its love of cinema. Ever since the first movie shown – An American in Paris – on board a Constellation flying from New York to Paris in 1951, cinema has been part of Air France’s DNA, and is now a key part of the travel experience. In all its long-haul cabins, Air France promotes cinema all year round on its latest-generation HD individual screens. The company offers 1,500 hours of in-flight entertainment including a wide selection of French films and movies that have won awards at previous editions of the Cannes Film Festival. Its carefully selected offer is adapted to the tastes and cultures of all its customers and this vast selection of films is enhanced by feature films broadcast in their original version.

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