Air France 90th anniversary celebrated in Bucharest


Last evening, The Marmorosch hotel Bucharest hosted Air France’s 90th Anniversary event (the airline turned 90 on October 7th 2023). The press conference was followed by a 3D presentation of the most iconic uniforms in Air France’s history.

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The speeches were held by H.E. Nicolas Warnery – Ambassador of France to Romania, Bas Hooft’ t – Air France-KLM General Manager Alps & Central Europe, and Razvan Radut – Air France-KLM Country Sales Manager Romania and Bulgaria.

Firmly committed to sustainability, Air France is actively pursuing its environmental transition strategy by purchasing and flying fuel-efficient aircraft like the Airbus A350, Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A220 / A320 Family. The airline is also taking important eco-friendly measures on the ground (apron operations, airport lounges, maintenance facilities) and in-the air, on-board its aircraft, to achieve its environmental goals.

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By 2030, Air France aims to reduce its emissions by 30% per passenger/km compared to 2019. Also by 2030, the airline wants to use a mix of 10% SAF (Sustainable Aviation Fuel) and 90% regular fuel for its flights. In 2022, the AF-KLM Group transported over 83 million passengers and, at some point during summer 2023, operated 835 daily flights.

For the Romanian market, AF-KLM’s passenger traffic stands at 85-90% of the values from pre-pandemic 2019 and these values are rising. For 2024, Air France is aiming for 3 daily flights between Bucharest and Paris, operated every day of the week, all-year round. Popular destinations with departure from Bucharest are Paris, Punta Cana, New York, Miami and Los Angeles.