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July 04, 2015 11:22 PM ET


Company Overview of Air France

Company Overview

Air France operates passenger and cargo airlines. Air France was formerly known as Societe Air France S.A. The company was founded in 1933 and is based in Paris, France. Air France operates as a subsidiary of Air France-KLM SA.

45, rue de Paris

Roissy CDG Cedex

Paris,  95747


Founded in 1933


33 1 41 56 78 00


33 1 41 56 70 29

Key Executives for Air France

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 59
Chief Financial Officer and Director
Age: 67
Chief Operating Officer and Director
Age: 61
Chairman of Servair and Chief Executive Officer of Servair
Age: 60
Executive Vice President of Commercial France
Age: 64
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Air France Key Developments

Air France Announces Executive Changes

With effect as from 1 June 2015, Gilles Laurent has been appointed EVP Flight Operations at Air France and replaces Eric Schramm, who will take up a new position in the coming months. As such, Gilles Laurent becomes a member of the Governing Board of the Air France group and reports directly to Frederic Gagey, Chairman and CEO of Air France. Gilles Laurent began his career at Air France in 1990 as a First Officer on Boeing 737. As well as his position as a pilot on various different Air France aircraft (A330/340, A320) where he qualified as Flight Captain in 2002 and then instructor, Gilles Laurent was appointed Head of International Relations at the crew training division in 2000, after previously having gained experience at the European Commission as part of an internship at the ENA business school. He became VP for Human Resources at the Pilot division in 2005. In 2009, he was given the responsibility of the project to reform flight safety. He was appointed VP Quality and Flight Safety in 2012.

Air France Launches A380 Superjumbo Service at MIA

Air France's launched Airbus A380-800 superjumbo jet to Miami for the first time. The passenger aircraft touched down at 6:04 p.m., making Air France just the second airline to offer A380 service at MIA in the process. The French flag carrier will offer seasonal service on the popular Miami-Paris route through March 27, 2015 with the new aircraft. Air France's version of the double-decker aircraft has ample capacity to meet high passenger demand during the busy winter travel season. The aircraft is arranged in a four-class, 516-seat configuration, comprised of La Premiere (First), Business, Premium Economy and Economy classes, and also features a bar for passengers to enjoy. The A380 represents a gain of 133 seats over the 383-seat Boeing 777-300ER aircraft that normally operates on the route. Daily Miami-Paris service on the Air France A380 is scheduled to arrive at MIA at 6:05 p.m. and depart for Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport at 8:55 p.m. from Gate J-17 in the airport's South Terminal.

Air France Announces Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months of 2014

Air France announced earnings results for the third quarter and nine months of 2014. For the quarter, revenue was EUR 4.02 billion compared to EUR 4.45 billion a year ago. EBITDA was EUR 269 million compared to EUR 577 million a year ago. Operating loss was EUR 21 million compared to operating result of EUR 280 million a year ago. For the nine months, revenue was EUR 11.62 billion compared to EUR 12.20 billion a year ago. EBITDA was EUR 618 million compared to EUR 793 million a year ago. Operating loss was EUR 201 million compared to EUR 93 million a year ago.

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