Delta and Air France sponsor 44th American Film Festival
Air France and Delta Air Lines are the official airlines of the 44th annual American Film Festival in Deauville for the fifth consecutive year. The world’s largest celebration of American cinema runs from August 31 to September 9, offering round-the-clock screenings of both modern Hollywood and independent movies.
Air France and Delta are bringing Hollywood glamour to the famous beach chalets of Deauville with 20 weekly flights between Los Angeles and Paris-Charles de Gaulle, including Delta’s new nonstop service, which launched in June 2018. In addition, customers benefit from connections to Los Angeles from destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India via the Paris-Charles de Gaulle hub.
"Cinema is an integral part of Air France's DNA and is today an essential part of the travel experience. Air France is one of the largest inflight movie theaters in the world, with over 1,200 hours of video on demand, available in 12 languages on the 38,000 screens on our long-haul fleet. It is therefore quite natural for Air France to be sponsoring the Deauville American Film Festival for the fifth consecutive year, alongside our strategic partner Delta Airlines, with whom the Air France-KLM group offers the most complete range of flights over the North Atlantic,” said Patrick Alexandre, Executive Vice-President Commercial, Sales and Alliances, Air France-KLM.
“Sponsoring the Deauville Film Festival in the same year as launching a new route to Los Angeles is particularly significant, and we are excited to be a part of the action again with our partner, Air France,” said, Corneel Koster, Delta’s Senior Vice President Europe, Middle East, Africa and India. “From offering the latest Hollywood blockbusters on-demand to quality on-board service, upgraded terminals and a V.I.P. suite at LAX, Delta offers special treatment between Paris and L.A., for movie stars and enthusiasts alike.”
More than 1,200 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 1,200 hours of programming each month, available in 12 languages, Air France is one of the world's biggest cinemas! The company offers movies, TV shows, cartoons, newspapers, magazines and music available on board from 30 hours before departure on Air France Play.
Air France offers all passengers latest-generation 24-inch HD touch screens in the La Première cabin, 16-inch screens in Business Class, 12-inch ones in Premium Economy, and 9-inch screens in Economy. The new screens have a completely overhauled graphic interface inspired by tablet computer navigation techniques, and are available in twelve languages.
Air France Studio, Air France’s audio-visual and cinematographic production offer
Air France studio promotes cinema, fashion and the media, by providing professionals with a variety of Air France locations: on board or at the foot of an aircraft, in a Business lounge, at a check-in desk or in the immensity of an aircraft hangar. Air France studio also provides film locations with Air France brand accessories, products and vehicles, accompanies the teams behind the scenes, from the organization to the promotion of audiovisual productions and organizes the transport of film crews and equipment.
Delta’s in-flight entertainment innovations
Delta operates the world’s largest fleet of aircraft offering in-seat on-demand (AVOD) entertainment for every customer with thousands of hours’ free content available on Delta Studio. Customers can select the latest cinema releases – including French movies – or classic favourites and watch on individual screens or their own devices via the Wi-Fi enabled in-flight streaming service. What’s more, customers can enjoy their favourite TV shows, make personalized music playlists and play games.
Customers also have optional access to high-speed Wi-Fi and can keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues at 30,000 feet thanks to free mobile messaging.
Delta One customers can sit back and be entertained while enjoying menus created by celebrated Los Angeles chef duo, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo from Jon & Vinny’s. Their famous L.A. fare is served on select routes from the city, including Paris.
About Air France
Air France, a global airline of French inspiration, with high standards and a caring attitude, turns the flight into a moment of real pleasure on all its daily operations in France, Europe and worldwide.
Air France-KLM is the leading Group in terms of international traffic on departure from Europe. In 2018, it offers its customers access to a network covering 314 destinations in 116 countries thanks to its five brands Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Transavia, Joon and HOP! Air France. With a fleet of 537 aircraft in operation and 98.7 million passengers carried in 2017, Air France-KLM operates up to 2,300 daily flights, mainly from its hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol.
Its Flying Blue frequent flyer programme is one of the leaders in Europe with over 15 million members.
Air France-KLM and its partners Delta Air Lines, Virgin Atlantic and Alitalia operate the biggest trans-Atlantic joint-venture with over 270 daily flights.
Air France-KLM is also a member of the SkyTeam alliance which has 20 member airlines, offering customers access to a global network of over 16,600 daily flights to more than 1,070 destinations in 177 countries.
Delta Air Lines serves more than 180 million customers each year. In 2018, Delta was named to Fortune’s top 50 Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the seventh time in eight years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for an unprecedented seven consecutive years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 324 destinations in 57 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry’s leading transatlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including Amsterdam, Atlanta,Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK and LaGuardia, London-Heathrow, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, São Paulo, Seattle, Seoul, and Tokyo-Narita. Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products and services, and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on the Delta News Hub, as well as delta.com, Twitter @DeltaNewsHub and Facebook.com/delta.
Flight schedules (in local time):
DL156: Leaves Los Angeles at 12:00, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 7:55 the following day; Flights operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
AF0065: Leaves Los Angeles at 15:15, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 11:00 the following day; Daily flight.
AF0069: Leaves Los Angeles at 18:00, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 13:50 the following day; Daily flight.
AF0077: Leaves Los Angeles at 20:55, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 16:35 the following day; Flights operate on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
AF0066: Leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 10:20, arrives in Los Angeles at 12:50; Daily flight.
AF0072: Leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 13:10, arrives in Los Angeles at 15:50; Daily flight.
DL157: Leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 15:15, arrives in Los Angeles at 18:25; Flights operate on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
AF0076: Leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 18:55, arrives in Los Angeles at 21:35; Flights operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.