Air France and Delta take Cinema Soaring at 45th Deauville American Film Festival
With carefully curated selections of mainstream Hollywood and independent U.S. movies to enjoy on board, Air France and Delta Air Lines bring the silver screen to seat-back screens at 30,000 feet. And this year, the airlines have teamed up as official airline partners of the 45th annual Deauville American Film Festival for the fifth consecutive year. The festival, which runs from September 6-15, celebrates the best of the American film industry.
More ways to L.A.
Air France and Delta operate up to three daily services from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Los Angeles, offering a convenient schedule that links the famous boulevards of Hollywood and Deauville. This year, Delta’s nonstop Paris-L.A. service has increased to a daily operation, responding to a strong demand for nonstop travel between Paris and the U.S. west coast.
More than 1,400 hours of inflight entertainment in Air France cabins
With over 38,000 seats equipped with in-seat video screens on long-haul flights and more than 1,400 hours of programming each month, available in 12 languages, Air France is one of the world's biggest cinemas! The company offers French and international movies, TV series, cartoons, documentaries, music and games available on its inflight entertainment channels.
Air France Studio, Air France’s audiovisual and cinematographic production offer
Air France Studio celebrates the world of film, fashion and media by providing professionals with a variety of Air France sets – on board or at the foot of an airplane on the tarmac, in an airport lounge, a check-in desk or in a vast maintenance hangar.
Air France and movies, a real love story
The French airline has supported the world of cinema for many years, notably through emblematic partnerships with Unifrance, Cannes Film festival, Deauville American Film Festival, and more. Air France thus supports and promotes cinema worldwide.
“Since the first movie broadcast onboard our aircraft in 1951, Air France's dedication to the 7th art is steadfast. Today, we propose over 1400 hours of program in 12 languages in our long-haul aircraft.” said Zoran Jelkic, Director France Air France-KLM. "We are very proud to sponsor the Deauville American Film Festival with our partner Delta. Through our joint-venture, we operate more than 275 transatlantic flights every day and make the sky one of the largest cinema in the world. Together, we have a joint commercial offer which is adapted to the needs of our customers. Our obsession is to provide the best travel experience from the booking to the arrival at destination.”
Delta brings Hollywood to the skies
At 700 and counting, Delta has more aircraft with seat-back entertainment than any other airline in the world, featuring 1,000+ hours of Delta Studio entertainment. Offering the latest Hollywood blockbusters as well as classics, content is available on demand via either seatback screens or streamed directly to customers’ personal electronic devices.
“Delta’s proud U.S. heritage and global ambitions are reflected in our fifth year of sponsoring Deauville – the world’s only round-the-clock celebration of the American film industry,” said Shane Spyak, Delta’s vice president sales and Joint Venture Integration in Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India. “We’re introducing more ways to deliver an enhanced entertainment experience including the installation of some of our biggest screens on the 777 fleet flying between Paris and LA, while customers travelling to France will also find local touches such as champagne and LE LABO skin products on board.”
Delta operates over 1,200 Wi-Fi enabled flights every day, giving customers access to high-speed connectivity, as well as free mobile messaging via WhatsApp, iMessage and Facebook Messenger. The airline is also bringing wireless seat-back screens to aircraft including the A220 and refurbished B767-400s, cutting carbon emissions by reducing the weight of wiring. Meanwhile, fine fragrances inspired by Provence have taken off in Delta One, with luxury products by LE LABO now featured in TUMI amenity kids and W.C.s on board in the premium cabin.