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Air France to Operate Special Flights for Cannes Film Festival

As the official airline partner of the Cannes Film Festival, Air France will operate 3 special flights on 15, 22 and 29 May 2023, offering a direct service between Los Angeles (USA) and the city of Nice (France).

The airline is in this way responding to high demand from US West Coast for customers who want to enjoy the French Riviera and its famous international film festival in the spring.

The flights will be operated by Airbus A350-900 equipped with 324 seats, including 34 in Business, 24 in Premium Economy and 266 in Economy. In Business class, 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 124°. In Economy, the seat is fitted with ergonomic seat foam, has a 118° 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)

• 15 and 22 May 2023: flight AF041 - leaves Los Angeles at 13:10, arriving in Nice at 9:30 the following day.

• 29 May 2023: flight AF040 – leaves Nice at 13:55, arriving in Los Angeles at 17:05 the same day.

Throughout the summer season (from March to October), Air France will operate up to 26 weekly flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Los Angeles.

Air France will also operate 4 special flights between New York JFK and Nice on the occasion of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, taking place between June 19 and 23, 2023.

These flights will be operated by Boeing 777-300ER fitted with Air France’s new long haul cabins, with departures from New York on June 17 and 18, 2023, and return from Nice on June 23 and 24, 2023.

For the past 43 years, Air France has been partnering with the Cannes Film Festival. The 76th edition is taking place from 16 to 27 May 2023 in Nice, France.

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