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Travelling with Air France over the Holiday Season

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Chocolates, always a hit with everyone, are a must during the festive season; Air France will be offering over 200,000 chocolates to its passengers during the festive period, with over 100,000 chocolates offered on the short-haul network alone.

On 24 and 31 December 2008, Air France will be offering all its long-haul passengers chocolates on board its flights. A box of four chocolates by Lenôtre, a famous ambassador of fine French cuisine, will be offered to “La Première” passengers. A box of six squares of fine chocolate by Valrhona will be offered in Espace Affaires, while Tempo passengers will enjoy Lindor chocolate on their meal trays.

On medium-haul flights in Europe, Valrhona chocolates will also be offered to passengers in l’Espace Affaires and Tempo Challenge, depending on the time the flight leaves Paris, while Lindt dark and milk chocolates will be offered on the entire French network on 24, 25 December and 1st January.

In the ‘La Première’ lounge at Paris-CDG, passengers will be offered a box of Cluizel chocolates during the festive season, chocolates that passengers will be able to enjoy on board throughout the year.

Fly with Air France and toast with Champagne! In fact champagne, synonymous with celebrations the world over, is available on Air France flights all year long. During December alone, Air France will serve close to 90,000 bottles of Champagne on all its flights.

Champagne is served to all passengers on board Air France, irrespective of cabin class, to North America, South America, Africa and the Middle East, as well as Air France’s Asia network. Champagne is also offered on the Air France medium-haul network to passengers travelling in Espace Affaires and Tempo Challenge.

Air France serves 900,000 bottles of Champagne a year to its passengers and is the only airline to offer champagne to passengers travelling in Tempo (economy) cabin class.

For cinema lovers… Wall-E, Shrek and the latest Batman

Air France, Europe’s largest multiplex cinema with 85 movies available, is celebrating Christmas with a special festive programme.

Young children will enjoy watching ‘Merry Christmas Shrek’ and ‘Wall-E’, the latest box-office smash hit from Pixar, while older ones will enjoy ‘Batman Begins’ in ‘The Batman Saga’ and the latest episode of ‘The Dark Knight’.

TV programmes will also have a Christmas theme, with cartoons from the eighties and stories and music chosen by the FNAC, such as “The Mouffetard Street Witch”, “Blue tales of the perched cat” (well-known French tales) or “Christmas Songs from all over the world” to soothe our youngest passengers.

This entertainment programme (500 hours of Audio/Video on Demand including

85 movies, 30 hours of TV programmes, a juke-box featuring 200 CDs, radio programmes and games etc.) is available on half of long-haul flights in December 2008 and will be available on nearly all flights over the course of 2009.

Especially for children, a new lounge at Paris-CDG and a special children’s area in Paris-Orly

Besides the traditional decorations in various airports that young globetrotters love so much, the Christmas holidays are an occasion for Air France to open its latest lounge in terminal S3 at Paris-CDG for children travelling alone (UM – Unaccompanied minor).

This cosy, little nest, colourfully-furnished by designer MondoMio, has plenty of entertainment on offer for children of all ages as well as an area to relax in.

Smaller children will find an area set aside for manual activities and colouring, while older children can relax in a ‘lounge’, an area dedicated to board games and interactive games with PS3 consoles and flat screen televisions.

A reception area has also been given over to children in terminal 2 E at Paris-Charles de Gaulle. There is 150 sq.m of space for children to recharge their batteries between two flights.

At Paris-Orly airport, from 17 December 2008 to 4 January 2009, the large number of children travelling at this time of year are catered for in a special children’s area, that is open non-stop from the first flight departure in the morning right through to the last flight at night. From 22 December 2008 to 26 January 2009 nearly 45 students have been recruited to assist Air France ground staff in welcoming passengers and providing them with information.

For children travelling to and from French Overseas Departments, family assistants on board and additional cabin crew

On long-haul flights to Pointe-à-Pitre, Fort de France, Cayenne and Reunion during the holiday rush, family assistants will assist cabin crews in taking care of our youngest passengers. These family assistants, who have all had previous experience as seasonal cabin crew, are students specially trained by Air France.

This exclusive Air France service, offered on long-haul routes where large numbers of children frequently travel during the holiday season, is completely free of charge.

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