Tuesday 20 July 2010
At Guadeloupe Pôle Caraïbes airport in Pointe à Pitre, Air France customers can now check in and print their boarding pass themselves at the six self-service kiosks available.
Air France also offers this service in Fort de France and Cayenne.
On departure from these airports, Air France is the only airline to offer passengers this easy way of checking in.
Air France operates 14 weekly flights to Pointe à Pitre and Fort de France from Paris-Orly by 777-300ER, the latest aircraft in the Boeing family.
In total, Air France operates 56 flights every week between Metropolitan France and Guadeloupe and Martinique.
Since the end of June between Paris-Orly and Cayenne, Air France operates a daily flight by Boeing B777-300.
In the Caribbean, Air France also flies to Havana, Punta Cana, Santo Domingo and Saint Martin with 50 weekly services to and from Metropolitan France.
Air France also offers a regional Caribbean network linking Cayenne, Fort de France, Pointe à Pitre, Port au Prince, Miami and Santo Domingo.
Air France has been flying to the Caribbean for more than 60 years. In 1947, Air France operated a Laté 631 seaplane to Fort de France, via Biscarosse/Port Etienne (Mauritania)/Fort de France, in 31 hours 50.
In 1961, Air France started operating non-stop services by Boeing 707 with 184 seats, in 8 hours, then by Boeing 747 in 1970 and has been using the Boeing 777-300ER since 2006.