Air France to sponsor hospitality area for athletes, media and corporates at the Games in Rio de Janeiro

PARIS, 2016-Apr-14 — /Travel PR News/ — From 5 to 21 August 2016, Air France is sponsoring Club France in Rio de Janeiro, a hospitality area at the Games where athletes, media and corporates can share the Olympic spirit.

In addition, on 22 August 2016, the Company will operate exceptional flights to fly the French Olympic team and its fans home, as well as its other customers.

The day after the closing ceremony, Air France will charter two Boeing 777-300 (each with 381 seats) to fly the entire French delegation and its sporting equipment from Rio de Janeiro to Paris-Charles de Gaulle.

Furthermore, to meet the high demand, the flight by Airbus A330 will exceptionally be operated by Airbus A380 (with 516 seats), an increase in capacity of 308 seats. For the first time, Air France will operate the superjumbo between these two cities.

A second daily flight will carry Air France customers on board a Boeing 777-300, providing a total of 1,659 seats.


Air France now offers all curious, demanding and passionate travellers a digital and original travel blog: With two new cities added each month, Rio de Janeiro is one of the 91 destinations available. In this way, Air France customers can explore the city before, during and after the 2016 Olympic Games with a wide selection of hidden restaurants, boutique hotels and scenic spots, drawn up by people who love their city (bloggers, e-influencers, journalists, etc.).

The Company has designed this guide not only as a source of inspiration to help customers choose a destination, but also as a real travel guide during their stay. Travel by Air France is part of the Company’s approach to upgrade its products and services and enhances the editorial content of its booking website.

This summer, Air France is operating 12 weekly flights to Rio de Janeiro from Paris-Charles de Gaulle.